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Totallymaxed, I am aware of your stance on UI2, but is UI2 WITH alpha blending even a option in dianemo setups?

Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: September 29, 2014, 06:50:31 pm »
I understand the 'wow' factor that UI2 + Overlay has. But it also has, in a significant number of cases, the opposite reaction from family members. We used to use UI2 + Overlay as our standard config on MD's and we stopped doing that because for many people it looked dated and was a challenge to use with a gyration style remote too. It's one of those features that looks great in a demo when someone see's it used briefly as it delivers a lot of eye-candy - but in real use its actually not that friendly to navigate or use (we have plenty of user feedback on that!).

Thats what's great about lmce to me....options.....I had ui2 and I used the ui2 to "wow" people.  But I also used the gyration remote without using it as a air mouse and thanks to (i think was) tom who worked on it, its functionality was similar to a normal ir entertainment center remote. The ability to  press one button, bring up mythtv and flip through channels using the channel change buttons, then as company walked in bring up that floorplan while watching the game is great.  Then other times I used my phone/tablet. The least convenient in my opinion was using my phone/tablet,  but like I say,  with a md you have options. Just my 2 cents. It sounds as though Dianemo will not have the option to implement a rpi as a full md?

Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:01:40 pm »
Might sound shallow and insignificant,  but in addition to the previously mentioned reasons, the look on visitors faces when they walk in and I pickup my gyration remote and bring up the floor plan on UI2 alpha blending while watching live tv....priceless. It sets lmce apart. sure the same floorplan can be seen on my tablet, but there's no awe factor when it comes to doing this on a touchscreen device anymore since there's an app for everything nowadays. So for me, I have UI2 in the family room where guests gather.   I will be replacing my md in the master with a rpi though. Question. ...this may be a stupid thought. ...but how is everyone dealing with the need to constantly recharge tablets and phones used as orbiters? Also it gets a bit annoying when your phone times out and you have to unlock and wait for wifi to reconnect just to change the channel or have it up constantly running down the battery. Then when the battery in the tablet or phone is dead,  you have no choice but to find another orbiter  or sit there with the tablet plugged in changing channels or doing anything needed.  Picking the gyration and pressing channel up, using a onscreen ui and changing the batteries every 8 months is more convenient to me.

Users / Re: Raspberry pi wiki
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:57:46 pm »
Thanks, I appreciate the response.  I was looking to buy a few rpi for md usage, its a good thing u replied so I know that it's still not usable as such.  But as soon as get my system back to fully functional state it was in previously,  I have no problem buying a rpi for testing purposes.  Thanks again for your reply.

Users / Raspberry pi wiki
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:49:54 pm »
Good day to all.  Im back to my linuxmce addiction after being forced to go on hiatus due to several reasons. Is the wiki for the raspberry pi up to date and valid? Also, are there any know issues with the raspberry pi's as md's? Thanks guys

Users / Re: Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: December 03, 2013, 01:37:17 am »
Personally, for my standalone core, I've always just used whatever motherboard/graphics I have laying around, regardless of brand/performance. Or buy a mobo that ticks all the boxes, without caring about graphics. Even if the screen does appear the size of a matchbox, why do you care. But this is just my experience. You could always stick an older nVidia graphics card in if you had serious problems.

Don't piddle about buying old kit to match your old CPU, just cough up and replace it all, doesn't need to be particularly powerful.


Ok will do. Response much appreciated

Users / Re: Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: December 01, 2013, 06:07:30 pm »
You haven't said whether you are intending on using the motherboard as a hybrid or standalone core. If hybrid is what you require, then yes nVidia might not be a bad idea (although that's not to say people haven't had successes with other cards). As for which chip, personally, if I had a choice between two, I would go for the older one. But that's just me.


sorry for the delayed response....i have been out of town. Right now I have the core 8200 chip (which crapped out) setup in my laundry room as a standalone.  I was just trying to replace the board but it's so old that its hard to find, so i'm left with rebuilding from scratch.   Obviously doing so would increase my cost due to having to buy a new cpu. I'm wondering if i should just buy a tower and call it day......but i've been with lmce since 7.10 and remember the video card issues so i wanted make sure of my options. thanks for the replies even though my reply was delayed.

Users / Re: Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: November 24, 2013, 08:12:37 pm »
Thanks guys.....So there are no nvidia chip restrictions I should use as guidline?

Users / Any motherboard suggestions?
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:03:21 am »
Good day guys, I've been running 10.04 fine until my motherboard crapped out beyond no repair.  I've been looking at the posts but haven't come up with any suggestions for a new motherboard other than someone suggesting to look at Andrew's setup.  does anybody have any suggestions that has been proven to work with 10.04 or 12.04 which i more than likely will step up to? appreciate any input. thanks

Users / Re: TSCHAK has a TSCHAKlet now.
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:05:54 am »

link went through this time, check your account.
pos  aet

What I would do is, I would re-run the setup wizard, and follow Sarahs questions. She knows where to put the settop box.

thank for the help once again, i found the other usbuirt that i ordered and it was a hardware problem with the usbuirt itself. Everything is working fine with this one. thank you for taking the time to help once again....what is the email associated with your paypal account?

Still tinkering with the admin, trying to figure this out.....whatever i do the issue remains the same: i select a channel on the orbiter...myth changes but no IR signal sent from the usbuirt to the receiver. the only time a signal is sent is when i go into the resend a/v codes advanced option.  do i have the receiver under the correct device, i.e. the usbuirt?

I'd say your ds box needs to be in a room and EA.

thanks for the reply posde, i did catch that and select a room with no joy right after my original post. I saw this post which is what i'm trying to replicate, am i missing something:
I created a template for my satellite receivers, and part of that process was using the original remotes to teach the system the codes. This is the first thing I used the usb-uirt for.

"Once the template is created, you can then integrate it into your system. Where my core is, I have 2 sat. receivers, a roku netflix player, and a usb-uirt. After creating templates for each device, and learning the respective codes into thesystem by using the usb-uirt and the original remotes, I then assigned each device to a pvr150 card on my core, the next step was assigning each sat box to a tuner for mythtv use.

After these were all added/set up through the setup wizard and sarah, I just started building MD's. Now any MD in the house can control the receivers or the roku netflix player through the core.

Signal is sent from MD to the core to start Live TV, and then it just knows from there, which receiver/device to use, and stream across the network.

I have 3 usb-uirt's but I only use one of them to control my receivers and the roku box. The others are on MD's to control AV equipment and the TV's attached to the MD.

Hope that helps clear things up.



If i select resend A/V codes and select the advance option for the mythtv and select the codes from there it does send the command and do i do this?
p.s. i saw your paypal link for a coffee, which i'm more than happy to do since you helped me with the zwave a few years back, and i appreciated that. what is the email address for the paypal, because i can't do i through that link.  :)

here's the first floor floorplan if anybody needs and idea of what i'm doing

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