Quite often, when I press a button on the remote there is no response from the Vero. There’s an audible click when I’m pressing so I know I’m pressing the button.
If I press more a button more forcefully then the Vero responds almost every time. In not convinced that its a remote issue though because it will also respond if I simply hold the same pressure for a slightly longer period of time. It’s almost as if the Vero isn’t able to detect the short pulses generated by the remote for a normal button press. Is there any way to improve this?
While this seems like a somewhat trivial concern, it really has a big impact on the Vero experience. I find that the most well received devices are the ones that provide instant response to user input (Apple is really good at this). IMO, improving this would have a big impact.
No comments after 43 views? Is no one else having this problem?
I just got my Vero for a few days ago. Use it connected to a Philips TV via HDMI and was used to using the Philips remote via CEC.
Initially this did not work (now with the latest update it does) so had to use the Vero remote and found it VERY sensitive to directionality and after many tests I have seen the Vero remote worked well only if I raised my hand as much as I could.
Might the click you hear come from the TV responding to the IR instead ?
No, the click is definitely coming from the remote. On my test bench I only have my Vero hooked up to a monitor - no speakers. Also, I’m testing from maybe 10-15" away so it shouldn’t be a directionality or range issue.
So it looks like I either have a faulty remote or higher expectations.
I suspect that the remote itself is fine but the Vero is unable to process shorter key presses. It’s almost as if the LIRC daemon isn’t getting enough CPU time and can’t “see” the shorter events.
I doubt the remote is faulty, it would either work or not work at all if it was. I would try nearer the IR and see if you still get the issue, adding some distance as you go along
I think we can make some improvements to LIRC, but I’m not expecting any major changes here.
In the next update I will change the IRQ affinity so LIRC events get serviced better when the device is under heavy use.
Well, I finally managed to get around to troubleshooting this issue. It turns out that the physical Vero remote is the culprit; I was able to generate a lirc conf file for an old white apple tv remote that I had on hand an I’m not seeing any issues whatsoever. I even went through the process with the Vero remote, hoping that it may have been the OSMC conf file, but no dice. The problem is still there.
I love the size and functionality of the Vero remote but the keypress delays/issues mean that it will get tossed to the side in favour of older ATV white remotes.