Boxee Box

Controlling a Boxee Box from an IR Remote

The Boxee Box comes with a cool RF remote with built in keyboard.  Unfortunately most people have universal IR remotes and won’t be able to control the Boxee Box unless you apply the following $10 fix:
1. Buy a Manta TR1 IR Receiver for Boxee Box (a cheap $10 USB IR receiver should work as well) and connect it to the Boxee’s USB port (I have two Boxees and use a Manta and an old Media Center USB IR Receiver like the one shown below):


2. Download and install the proper IR codes to your universal remote control (you will need to download unless you have a learning remote that can read RF as opposed to reading IR).

The section below provides an example of how to do this for the Logitech Harmony One Universal remote.

Initial Harmony One (Touchscreen)

ButtonHarmony CommandBoxee CommandAction while movie playing
StartGreenButtonHomeN/A
Rec. TVRecordedTVN/AN/A
Live TVLiveTVN/AN/A
BackBackMenuStops movie and goes back to previous screen
RadioMyRadioN/AN/A
MusicMyMusicMusicN/A
PicturesMyPicturesPhotosN/A
VideosMyVideosLocal ShowsN/A
Star*N/AN/A
Number Input#N/AN/A
AspectAspectN/AN/A
AudioAudioN/AN/A
BlueBluePhotosN/A
FWDFWDN/ASkips movie forward
GreenGreenLocal ShowsN/A
MediaMediaHomeN/A
My TVMyTVHomeN/A
Power TogglePowerTogglePower OffN/A
RECRECN/AN/A
RedRedHomeN/A
REWREWLeftN/A
SubtitleSubtitleN/AN/A
TeletextTeletextN/AStops movie
YellowYellowMusicN/A

Initial Harmony One (Physical Buttons)

ButtonHarmony CommandBoxee CommandAction while movie playing
MenuDVDMenuN/AN/A
InfoInfoN/AShows realtime system info (ex. CPU usage)
GuideGuideN/AN/A
ExitN/AN/A
Volume (Up/Down)VolumeUp, VolumeDownVolume (Up/Down)Volume (Up/Down)
Channel (Up/Down)ChannelUp, ChannelDownN/AN/A
MuteMuteMuteMute
OKOKOKOK
ReturnOKOKOK
Up, Down, Left, RightDirectionUp, DirectionDown, DirectionLeft, DirectionRightUp, Down, Left, RightUp, Down, Left, Right
REWRewindN/AN/A
FFWDFastForwardN/AN/A
Skip BackReplayN/AN/A
Skip ForwardSkipN/AN/A
Page UpChannelUpPage UpSkips to end of movie
Page DownChannelDownPage DownSkips to beginning of movie
Channel UpChannelUpPage UpSkips to end of movie
Channel DownChannelDownPage DownSkips to beginning of movie
RECRecordN/AN/A
StopStopN/AStops playing movie
PausePausePause/UnpausePause/Unpause
PlayPlayN/AN/A
#'s#'sN/ANumber entry to jump to a specific time in the playing movie
+ClearN/AN/A
EEnterN/AN/A

Final Harmony One (Touchscreen Buttons)

ButtonHarmony CommandBoxee CommandWhile Movie Playing
MusicMyMusicMusicN/A
PhotosMyPicturesPhotosN/A
TV ShowsMyVideosLocal ShowsN/A
Power OffPowerTogglePower OffPower Off

Final Harmony One (Physical Buttons)

ButtonHarmony CommandBoxee CommandAction while movie playing
MenuBackMenuStops movie and goes back to previous screen
InfoInfoN/AShows realtime system info (ex. CPU usage)
GuideGreenButtonHomeN/A
ExitBackMenuStops movie and goes back to previous screen
Volume (Up/Down)VolumeUp, VolumeDownVolume (Up/Down)Volume (Up/Down)
MuteMuteMuteMute
OKOKOKOK
ReturnBackMenuStops movie and goes back to previous screen
Up, Down, Left, RightDirectionUp, DirectionDown, DirectionLeft, DirectionRightUp, Down, Left, RightUp, Down, Left, Right
REWRewindN/AN/A
FFWDFWDN/ASkips movie forward
Skip BackChannelDownN/ASkips to beginning of movie
Skip ForwardChannelUpN/ASkips to end of movie
Page UpChannelUpPage UpSkips to end of movie
Page DownChannelDownPage DownSkips to beginning of movie
Channel UpChannelUpPage UpSkips to end of movie
Channel DownChannelDownPage DownSkips to beginning of movie
RECN/AN/A
StopTeletextN/AStops playing movie
PausePausePause/UnpausePause/Unpause
PlayOKOKOK
#'s#'sN/ANumber entry to jump to a specific time in the playing movie
+N/AN/A
EOKOKOK