Hello Micah, I’m sorry to hear you are having issues with your NUC and the control remote, however that I would recommend you, is to contact HP for support.
The remote control is working as expected in the NUC, but since some buttons are not working you can check if the control needs a firmware update or it might be defective.
If you want you can update to the latest BIOS version available.
Thank you for the response! However, since this remote is new, it is most likely not the problem. These remotes also do not provide a way to update their internal FW. These are basic Windows commands that should work. It is the same as pressing the start button on a keyboard (which does work on my keyboard). The problem appears to be either with Windows 8.1 reacting to the command, or the NUC. I need a way to trouble shoot this since HP would not be able to provide assistance. And I am currently on the most recent BIOS for my NUC.
Have you been able to use the test remote you guys at Intel validated (the TSGH-IR02) with the start command on a NUC and Windows 8.1?
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Hi Micah, I was finally able to set up the lab and tested the remote control on the NUC.
I would like to inform you my findings.
- I was able to turn off and on the NUC using the remote control.
- Manually I have had to access my music, but using the remote control I was able to use “play button”, “stop” , “pause”, etc.
So in my case, I think it is working fine.
Thank you for your support and looking into it! I think you have confirmed with your further experimentation what I have come to learn as well through some of my own additional experimentation and more research. I will try to document here in brief for others who may have similiar questions.
I too, was able to turn off/on the NUC with the remote. Volume and Mute also worked. I too had to manually start my music/video player, but play/pause/stop worked once open. However, the other many buttons on the remote were either intermittenly working, or not working at all. It turns out that out of the box windows OS only responds to a few of the commands from a RC6 compliant remote (these are remotes that are designed to work with Windows Media Center (MCE) ). I had assumed that since this was a windows remote, all the commands would do something out of the box. But, you need to run a program that will respond to those commands, such as Windows Media Center. The Green Start Button I had been referring to earlier in my posts was actually a special windows command that would start MCE. Since my Windows 8.1 Pro does not have MCE installed, Windows does not respond to the command.
I have since installed XBMC and can navigate fully with the TSGH-IR02 remote without any issues and all the buttons that need to work are working reliably to fully navigate the program. You do have to play with it a bit to figure out which buttons do what, but once you figure it out it works good. The Green Windows button still does nothing however.
The only thing left to do is figure out a way to get Windows 8.1 to respond to the Windows Green button (in my case to get it to start XBMC). This will require some custom settings. I have not implemented yet, but I found this guide on the XBMC wiki:
This will help in getting RC6 compliant MCE remotes working with XBMC.