At LinuxTag, Posde and I had a discussion regarding a particular curiosity when dealing with TV and the Orbiters:
Why is it, when I press the Guide button, it triggers the MythTV guide? Why can't it show the guide on the orbiter display?
Well, last night I decided to fire up HADesigner, and throw together a DesignObj, for a TV guide that uses the same data grid source as the on-screen program guide that is accessible from the gyration remotes.
A bit of hacking in HADesigner, and I know now that it will be possible to fully add a TV guide on the orbiters themselves, complete with program scheduling, THAT DOES NOT INTERRUPT THE TV DISPLAY WHILE THE TV MEDIA TYPE IS ACTIVE.
Currently, I can change channels in the EPG, as demonstrated in the video. As soon as I find a layout that I like and that works, I'll implement the scheduling buttons etc.
I intend to implement this on all the variations I can, at least UI1 horiz and vert.
Once I have this in a state I am comfortable with, I will check it into sqlCVS, so that everyone can get it with an update.
And Now, the videos:
(yes, the first one has no audio, sorry.. was too excited.)http://www.localeconcept.com/private/Holy_Shit_EPG.ogghttp://www.localeconcept.com/private/EPG_The_Sequel.ogg