How to fix Media Center remote control if it breaks when installing IR update rollup

We recently released Update Rollup 1 for eHome Infrared Receivers for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. There are some fixes in this package that may cause your Media Center remote control to stop working. Specifically, we previously allowed channels 1-8 to broadcast IR signals on, and with this package installed the remote is limited to channels 1-4. If your remote is broadcasting on channels 5-8, here is what you can do to change to a channel in the 1-4 range to allow it to start working again:

  • Hold down the “DVD Menu” button and the “1” key at the same time for 5 seconds (or the "2", "3" or "4" key if you want to have the remote broadcast on one of the other supported channels instead
  • After 5 seconds, the LED on the IR receiver should blink twice, and your remote should work correctly again.