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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Better Media Organization / Browser
« on: September 18, 2007, 04:48:09 pm »
I actually consolidate TV series onto DVD images (which can be a bit bigger than an actual DVD.), so that they don't jam up the media display.

-Thom

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Users / suggestions for a doorbell switch?
« on: September 17, 2007, 05:53:04 pm »
I'm not entirely sure what the best way to do it would be..but.. I'd like to wire up a doorbell to Pluto..what are my options for both the switch and the interface? GC100?

-Thom

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Users / Re: USB UIRT mounting tips
« on: September 17, 2007, 04:06:54 pm »
There is a hole, but it has no jack in it, it's just an empty hole (I see no contacts etc), on either of the two UIRT's I purchased.

-Thom

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Users / Re: USB UIRT mounting tips
« on: September 17, 2007, 02:14:25 pm »
I looked, there is no place to attach the blaster to the UIRT. I have an extra IR blaster that has a teeny little headphone plug, but there is no connector for it.

and yes, I know about sql2cvs, that's why I was asking if there was another method in place until we knew that worked?

And yes, I _was_ controlling the motorola via firewire and a little program. and it works, HOWEVER, I wanted to be able to do this from DCE, not mythtv itself, because I _would_ like the _guide_ and _livetv_ portions to work correctly as well.

-Thom

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Users / USB UIRT mounting tips
« on: September 17, 2007, 07:29:59 am »
I'm wondering where would the best place to be to mount a USB UIRT, I have the following setup:

Westinghouse SK-26H240S LCD TV (which I have made a device template for, who do I send this to?)
Motorola DCT-6200 cable box (again, who do I send this to?)

and I am controlling both of them, with a USB UIRT reciever... and I am wondering where is the best place to place the equipment/ir blaster so that I can:

(a) blast appropriately to the above mentioned devices and
(b) still be able to use my Windows MCE remote when I wish (alongside my Fiire Chief and Orbiters)

I have attached a picture below...



What can I do? Any ideas?

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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 16, 2007, 03:18:10 am »
yup, i have that checked.

-Thom

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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 16, 2007, 12:06:30 am »
dude! my access point...is 7....feet.....away.....

and you're telling me it's wifi issues? ....jeebus... if it were in another room, i might buy that.

-Thom

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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 15, 2007, 05:41:12 pm »
well for me, it takes on average about 2 to 4 seconds for a screen update under OS2006 when changing screens... is this normal?

Also, for some reason, the orbiter will randomly stop responding, and drop out to the log-in screen again. I can press start orbiter again, and it will log back in with no problems, but I find myself doing this quite frequently..again is this normal???

I wanted to use OS2007, but for some reason, the last time I did, it was sooo much slower. :-( I hope this thing can be faster someday, the 770/N800 make a GREAT orbiter, especially for non-media home control.

-Thom

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Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 15, 2007, 08:03:50 am »
I was able to install the update by removing the sources in my apt sources.list except for the package cache, then running the update manually.

-Thom

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Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 13, 2007, 03:31:33 am »
shouldn't be a problem, and it would be good to show how easy it is to install an orbiter onto an existing PC.

As for the Wiimote... haven't dealt with it, although a few in here have.

-Thom


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Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 12, 2007, 08:02:12 pm »
also, don't worry about Paul (the main LinuxMCE contact), he's very swamped at the moment with at LEAST 10 different things immediately on his plate (ranging from dealing with the pilot pressing of the official LinuxMCE DVDs, to the fixing of bugs that have cropped up during the update from Zap2it Labs to SchedulesDirect), with that said, it would have probably taken a while for him to reply back to you,

so yeah, it's probably best you post here.

-Thom

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Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 12, 2007, 07:31:16 pm »
I do recommend getting some sort of tablet to show off the tablet orbiter functionality. (I use these a lot alongside my remote as a good way to trigger lights, security panels etc.).. I am currently evaluating the Nokia 770 as a tablet (nice, small, inexpensive ($150)), and the orbiter works pretty well here, if a bit crash-prone currently due to its alpha-state....

I know the Cisco 7970 is very expensive, but it does make a good demonstration piece as well especially in reference to the telecom portions of the software.

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Users / Re: Help with specific setup
« on: September 12, 2007, 06:37:32 pm »
so long as you write to it over the network, it will be okay. he is talking about disks directly attached to the core.

-Thom

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Users / Re: LinuxMCE/Pluto vs Crestron/Escient/et al
« on: September 12, 2007, 04:59:43 pm »
Yeah, I am too. Even on consumer devices I sometimes have to fiddle either with the TV or the DVD player to select what they call "Viewing Profiles" to get an aspect ratio that is correct.

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: Problems getting files frome windows share.
« on: September 12, 2007, 04:15:07 pm »
Manage Drives is primarily for optical drives that you may have, either in your Core/Hybrid media director, or in other media directors around the house.. There will be an entry for each optical disc that the system knows about, and there will be entries for any jukeboxes that may be available, such as a Sony VGP-XL1B3 jukebox ($200, a good bargain these days!)

This screen is really useful for two things:

* ripping discs either in the jukeboxes, or in any of the optical drives in any media director, or
* for playing a disc in a specific drive, if you don't see it in the video window (e.g. if it is unknown, and Pluto could not find a jacket/metadata entries for it.)

now keep in mind, I said anywhere in the house. This means, if you have a media director in the living room, and in the bedroom, you can check on the drive in the living room. (i.e. if it is ripping something, or if you left a disc in the living room, you can look, see what it is, then play it from here if for some reason you can't see it in the Videos list.)

There are windows as well for card based media (from digital cameras and the like) but I haven't used this feature yet. As for Hard Discs... not EXACTLY sure why this is here... there is a reason for it... i think... :-P

-Thom

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