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MircoHH
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MircoHH posted on Wed, Oct 25 2017 10:18 PM

Hi, 

I am a owner of the Avant 55 1st generation. I would like to buy the new fire TV. If I buy the new Beo ONE BT, is it possible to control the fire TV with the Bluetooth Beo Remote? 

 

Thanks for your answer. 

Mirco

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Beroli replied on Wed, Oct 25 2017 11:23 PM

Dear MircoHH,

Currently I use the amazon fireTV 4k with my Avant 55 1st gen. It is easy to control the device with the BeoRemote One.

Just buy a flirc usb dongle. Flirc learns from any remote control, not caring about different vendor protocols. Just download the setup software from flirc to your mac/PC and upload the amazon-firetv-setting-file provided from the flirc homepage on the flirc usb-dongle. This dongle is basically a universal IR receiver. Just plug in the dongle into the usb-port of the fireTV. Attach a PUC-cable to the back of the flirc-dongle, where the ir-eye is. Enter the menue on the Avant, go to sources and download the Amazon firetv (via IR receiver) puc-file for the HDMI-port where your fireTV is connected. 

Now you can control your fireTV with the BeoRemote one. The Back-Button is for back and the yellow-button opens the options-menu.

Hope you will find this short manual usefull.

Cheers Beroli

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Beroli replied on Wed, Oct 25 2017 11:37 PM

You can pair different BT-devices for remote control in the amazon fireTV settings - but if you could pair the BeoRemote One BT with the amazon firetv directly, the firetv-device will react every time even if you are using a different source. 

The new netflix and amazon buttons on the BeoRemote One 3rd gen will be supported with the BV Eclipse only. The solution, I have described in the post above by using a flirc-dongle will be much more stable and by far cheaper than buying a new Remote.

Cheers Beroli

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Hi Beroli,

thanks for your answer, but I already use the flirc dongle for my fire tv. I asked, because I would like to buy the new amazon fire tv 4K. And the new one has no USB port anymore. 

cheers

Mirco

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Beroli replied on Thu, Oct 26 2017 10:33 PM

MircoHH:

Hi Beroli,

thanks for your answer, but I already use the flirc dongle for my fire tv. I asked, because I would like to buy the new amazon fire tv 4K. And the new one has no USB port anymore. 

cheers

Mirco

Hi Mirco,

my mistake. I did not take the latest new fireTV in account.

But may I ask you why you don‘t buy the FireTV 4k (previous, 2nd Gen.)? The new fireTV comes without a ethernet port (you need a aditional adapter), without USB and without the ability to expand the storage. The previous version is still available, offers a better conectivity, supports 4K, UHD (more than enough for the Avant 55) and you could still use your flirc adapter.

The new firetv 4k is just a portable device for quick setup on the back of the TV. I still prefer the previous model. I can place it easily were I want to, the new firetv 4k just come with a short hdmi cable attached, no connectivity at all.

Cheers Beroli

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MircoHH replied on Thu, Oct 26 2017 10:50 PM

Hi Beroli, 

I tried to order the "old" one, but in Germany it isn's available anymore. Maybe I have to look at eBay. 

Cheers

Mirco

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BL5 replied on Fri, Oct 27 2017 10:51 AM

Hi Mirco,

I've just read this:

http://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-fire-tv-3-supports-usb-peripherals-via-otg-cable-including-usb-drives-keyboards-mice-flirc-ethernet-hubs-etc/

Fire TV 3rd generation seems to have OTG-support - could this probably solve your problem?

All the best

Marc

 

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Hi BL5......in Flensburg

and welcome to Beoworld.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Beroli replied on Sat, Oct 28 2017 11:11 PM

Hi Mirco,

no need for that, just look out for „Amazon Fire TV, Zertifiziert und generalüberholt, mit 4K Ultra HD“ Amazon is selling the previous devices under refurbished. I ordered a device for my mother. Perfect condition, everything is new, untouched -  just the packaging is brown -ish.

it costs 89€ only and you will have the full warranty - better buy it directly from Amazon instead aimong for a used device in ebay.

Cheers Beroli

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Hi, 

thanks you very much. I ordered the stick with the OTG Cable and a flirc USB. 

But I have a  problem during the configuration process of the flirc USB. Its is the 2nd generation and this version might habt problems with a B&O Remote. I always get the info, that I have already learned the pressed button. Have contacted the flirc support and asked for help. 

The 1st generation with my avant in the living room works fine. 

Cheers

Mirco

Beroli
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Beroli replied on Sun, Oct 29 2017 3:31 PM

Have you tried to upload the pre-programmed amazon firetv file on the flirc-usb. If you do that, no additional learning-process is necessary. The flirc usb shoild work right away. 

MircoHH
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Where can I find this file? 

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Beroli replied on Sun, Oct 29 2017 11:40 PM

MircoHH:

Where can I find this file? 

I downloaded it directly on the flirc homepage. Just open the setup programm from flirc and upload the file to the usb flirc device.

Cheers Beroli

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Beroli replied on Sun, Oct 29 2017 11:41 PM

It seems it is now integrated in the latest formware 2.3 (see picture in the post above)

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This doesn't work for me. 

 

But I found a solution. You can choose the Panasonic Setup Box PUC at the Avant and after that you can program all commands with the flirc software you want. Works fine...

 

cheers 

Mirco

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