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Fire Stick / Harmony Elite setup and lipsync

Roohster

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Hi all,

I've got a Fire Stick 4k on its way and thought I'd set up my remote in advance using the phone app... but when I tried, it said "can't add to infra red remote".

Do I need to wait 'til it arrives and pair it or is there another way to set it up beforehand?

(edit to add...)
I Googled it and there's no mention of the error message.
 
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grahamlthompson

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The firestick uses Bluetooth not infra red. Unless you have a bluetoooth adaptor for the Harmony it will no work.
 

Roohster

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The firestick uses Bluetooth not infra red. Unless you have a bluetoooth adaptor for the Harmony it will no work.
I think that the hub-based Harmony remotes can control devices that use Bluetooth, found this on the Logitech website:
"HARMONY HUB
Harmony Hub centralizes command of all your devices by controlling them with IR, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® wireless signals. "
 

grahamlthompson

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I think that the hub-based Harmony remotes can control devices that use Bluetooth, found this on the Logitech website:
"HARMONY HUB
Harmony Hub centralizes command of all your devices by controlling them with IR, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® wireless signals. "

Pretty sure that bluetooth device control is limited to power on and off. No way it can add the other controls on the 4K remote.
 

Roohster

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Although it doesn't go into specifics of what functions will work, it does look like it will work:

 

Inked

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You’ll be able to control the firestick via Bluetooth but it will need pairing with the hub in the firestick settings
 

Roohster

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You’ll be able to control the firestick via Bluetooth but it will need pairing with the hub in the firestick settings
Many thanks.
 

Roohster

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All set up and fully functional :)

It was a bit of a faff getting it to pair with my hub, but after that it was easy.
 

Roohster

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I watched a film last night and the lip sync was all over the place :(

Sometimes it was ok, then it wandered around from a couple of frames out to about half a second out at one point.

I couldn't compensate by adding a delay on my receiver as the sound was late and even if I could, it would be in sync here and there but not everywhere due to the variance.

It's plugged straight into my LG's HDMI 4, with the audio going to my receiver via ARC.

I'll try another movie tonight but wondered if anyone had any suggestions?

I've done the usual search but wasn't able to find anything about varying lip sync.
 

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