Nvidia Shield, Harmony, Receiver and growing number of remotes?


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Hi all,

For donkeys years my old Harmony 650 has done everything alongside my Yamaha V377 receiver.
An old Sky HD box, a Pi running Kodi (with USB FLIRC), Chromecast, Nintendo Switch.

So basically, the Harmony powers on the TV (HDMI1) and just flicks over to the correct HDMI slot on the Yahama depending on what the source is.

But we've now upgraded to Sky Q. The Harmony still switches the Yahama over, but now we use the Sky Q remote. (wife loves the voice command)
I'm thinking of replacing the Pi running Kodi with a Nvidia Shield. But this will mean another remote?

I believe the old 2015 Shield can work with the RF Harmony? But 2017/2020 models can't?
I've been looking for a second 2015 version, but seem hard to get hold of now.
Might have to bite the bullet and get the 2020 Pro?

How are people getting around all these bespoke remotes when using a receiver?
The Harmony hub / Elite thing looks way too much money to be spending on a remote.

Any help of pointers would be appreciated.


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