SKYQ LIRC config file

I’m playing around a lot with LIRC on the Pi and as part of that I’ve produced a fully working SKYQ /etc/lirc/lircd.conf file.

It turns out that SKYQ boxes are using RC6-6-28 with no toggle bits

RC-6-28 starts off the same as any other RC6 code sequence – its just got more bits on the end



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10 Responses

  1. Kent says:


    Is this file still working for you? All buttons are working for me, except the Home and Back buttons. I tried recording both buttons from my remote and replace the codes, but they still have no effect.


    • cymplecy says:

      Yes – just checked and that’s exactly the codes I’m using – its used everyday to control SkyQ remotely from bedroom using a PiZero with IR LED

      Can you paste your recorded codes here just to examine them as I’ve editied all my recorded codes for consistency but maybe my values of 444 and 888 need raising or lowering a bit to make them compatible with your system

      • Kent says:

        Apologies for wasting your time. It turned out to be spelling errors in my script. Your file works just great! Thanks for sharing it.


  2. matt jones says:

    MMM thought a sky Q was synchronised with a box – wonder how it gets round that~?

    • cymplecy says:

      The bluetooth touch ones are but they also supply an IR one as well
      The secondary q-mini boxes only use IR but the main ones use both BT and IR

  3. JRA says:

    Hi, any chance you could add the source button (bottom left of the standard Sky Q remote, to the left of the zero?


  4. Jan Haase says:

    Does anyone habe a configuration for the latest SkyQ remote (the one with the central blue microphone button)?
    It provides IR signals on the following buttons:
    -Volime up
    -Volume down

    However, I am not able to generate a working configuration file which looks like the one provided above.

    Thanks in advance for help

    P.s. I need this to control my Hyperion light.

  5. Jan says:


    does anyone have a working lircd.conf for the Sky Q Remote with the central blue microphone button?
    This remote provdes beside bluetooth some buttons with IR which are:
    Volume +
    Volume –

    However, lircd does not create a conf like the one above…


    • cymplecy says:

      Hi Jan
      I think the remote will generate the codes for the type of TV you’ve programmed it to control.
      e.g Samsung, JVC, LG etc

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