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Old February 25th, 2015, 05:57 PM
JQJQ JQJQ is offline
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HSTouch sending IR fron hstouch3


I've a bit trouble to send ir codes to my IR devices from hstouch3, with a sq blaster.

In HStouch 2 was is quite easy. (make a button and give it this script: &hs.sendIR "[JVC]LV_TV, POWER_TOGGLE" )

But how does this work in HStouh3

I hope someone can help me with this problem.

I did try it with events but that go too slow. especially if I type in a channel number like 123. My TV will go to channel 1. so this is not a good way to send IR signals from hstouh3 to my IR devices.

Kind regards,

SQ blaster +


HS PRO 3 on a Windows 7 machine
SQ-blaster plugin

Last edited by JQJQ; February 25th, 2015 at 06:54 PM. Reason: extra explanation
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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:58 AM
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I am not sure about the SQ Blaster connection, but I use the script below to send IR commands to my iTach WF2IF. Maybe it can be adapted for your Blaster. It is not slick code but it works.


' import required modules
Imports Cisco.txt
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Net.Sockets
Imports System.Text
    Sub Main(ByVal parms as Object)
        Const Host = ""
        Const HostPort = 4998
        Const Digit_1 = "sendir,1:2,1,57571,1,1,191,191,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,141,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,2150"&vbCR
        Const Digit_2 = "sendir,1:2,1,57571,1,1,191,191,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,2150"&vbCR
        Const Digit_7 = "sendir,1:2,1,57571,1,1,191,191,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,46,46,141,46,46,46,141,46,2150"&vbCR
        Dim test as Integer = 1
        Dim device_ref as Integer
        device_ref = hs.GetDeviceRefByName("1st Floor Network VIZIO Television")
 '      If hs.IsOn(device_ref) Then
        If test = 1 then
             Dim tcpClient As New System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient()
             tcpClient.Connect(host, hostport)
             Dim networkStream As NetworkStream = tcpClient.GetStream()
             Dim strResponse As String
             strResponse = "No response"
             If networkStream.CanWrite Then
                Dim sendBytes As [Byte]() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Digit_1)
                networkStream.Write(sendBytes, 0, sendBytes.Length)
                Dim bytes(tcpClient.ReceiveBufferSize) As Byte
                networkStream.Read(bytes, 0, CInt(tcpClient.ReceiveBufferSize))
                Dim returndata As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(bytes)
                strResponse = "Device responded: " & CStr(returndata)
                Dim sendBytes2 As [Byte]() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Digit_2)
                networkStream.Write(sendBytes2, 0, sendBytes.Length)
                Dim bytes2(tcpClient.ReceiveBufferSize) As Byte
                networkStream.Read(bytes2, 0, CInt(tcpClient.ReceiveBufferSize))
                Dim returndata2 As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(bytes2)
                strResponse = "Device responded: " & CStr(returndata)
                Dim sendBytes3 As [Byte]() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Digit_7)
                networkStream.Write(sendBytes3, 0, sendBytes.Length)
                Dim bytes3(tcpClient.ReceiveBufferSize) As Byte
                networkStream.Read(bytes3, 0, CInt(tcpClient.ReceiveBufferSize))
                Dim returndata3 As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(bytes3)
                strResponse = "Device responded: " & CStr(returndata)
                If Not networkStream.CanWrite Then
                   strResponse = "Error: Cannot write data to the device"
                End If
             End If
        End If
      End Sub
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