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Users / Re: Convergent MM200 Case
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:27:30 pm »
Dianemo make them and I think they are custom made cases for their product.

You need to look at similar mini-itx cases. Here is one I bought (in the UK).

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: February 02, 2009, 05:41:44 pm »
Ah! Right. Good point. I thought I'd saved my pics at the wrong resolution. :-\

It would be nice to display full images (depending on screen size) if it is possible with the 'static' setting. Anyone else achieved this?

Users / Re: Infrared and Satellite box
« on: February 01, 2009, 02:32:13 pm »
Thanks for the detailed update Andrew.
So many distribution choices! HDMI over ethernet sounds interesting ... except I'm going to need more cables.

Shame about the lag and quality issue with capturing but it might be a good choice for whole house access via vdr/mythtv with a primary viewing area using direct video distribution. This is my present preference. I get the best of both worlds.

It might be nice to have that post as a reference in the wiki.

Users / Re: Infrared and Satellite box
« on: January 31, 2009, 11:51:43 am »
Thanks Ian,
Yes I'm in the UK. I did read that thread but it sounded very complex. I had hoped for a simple solution, but it sounds like there are lag issues with infrared. So .... now I am considering several options. :-\
Satellite box in cupboard out of sight
1. As described above. Teach linuxmce the sky commands using the usbuirt and use the orbiters to control sky via usbuirt transmitter.
(Still not sure how to send every button selection using this technique and this is the 'flaky' option I guess)
2. Dusky Sky Controller option (not available yet but seems to be the most reliable solution) uses orbiters as controls I guess.
3. Use a normal sky extender plugged into the rf connector and run the cable into my living room. Use sky ir remote to control it.

Satellite box in living room
4. Run composite and audio (about 7 metres) into cupboard to core but primarily use sky ir remote in living room.
5. Use usb capture card on my living room md and plug sky into this. Again use sky remote.
6. A combination of the above which allows both use of sky ir remote and orbiters.

Options 1 and 2 (and 6) seem to be the 'proper' solutions but options 3, 4, 5 and 6 would keep my wife happy as she is used to the sky plus remote!
Thanks for your advice!

Users / Re: Infrared and Satellite box
« on: January 31, 2009, 12:32:29 am »
Thanks Seth. That's definitely cleared some things up.
I'll work through the steps you used. Really appreciate it.
Many thanks

Users / Re: Infrared and Satellite box
« on: January 30, 2009, 08:13:08 pm »
Seth, thanks for the info. I already have a usb-uirt but no idea what to do with it. I guess this is the transmitter.

My satellite receiver is connected to the core (in a cupboard) but I want to control it from the md in the living room. Did you use the original remotes to control the devices or did you use your orbiters? How do you get the usbuirt to transmit the signals you want it to?

Sorry for being dense! I will understand this if it kills me!! :-\

Users / Infrared and Satellite box
« on: January 30, 2009, 07:21:23 pm »
I want to attach my sky plus satellite stb to my core, out of the way in a cupboard. Then plug it's composite/audio into a capture card on the core. Hopefully this will then be available everywhere.

My question is ... can I control the sky box with a standard sky infrared remote in the living room and get the ir relayed to the sky box? Or am I looking at this the wrong way and I should be using my orbiters to send commands which get transmitted via a transmitter (usbuirt)?

My current orbiters are a gyration air mouse and nokia n800 (no infrared).

I have browsed the wiki and similar threads but I just can't grasp the concepts involved.

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: January 30, 2009, 03:37:28 pm »
That doesn't prevent the image from being zoomed in.
Strange! It stops all animations (fades/pans/zooms) on my md and just shows static pictures.
Might need to reboot your md and/or quick reload router.

Users / Re: NAS drives always spinning
« on: January 28, 2009, 11:49:07 pm »
More info: The MDs also hit the samba share every six seconds. Hmm!

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: January 28, 2009, 11:11:33 pm »
Personally I prefer the animated photo screen saver but my intel graphics card disagrees!

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:48:40 pm »
Sorry Thom,
Didn't know fade was still required!

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:28:52 pm »
Or ...
web admin > advanced > configuration > devices

Select Core/Hybrid or your md > OnScreen Orbiter > Photo Screen Saver

Scroll to device data at the bottom and change 'Type' to static.

Users / Re: NAS drives always spinning
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:17:22 pm »
I thought it might be that, although every six seconds seems excessive. I'll dig around the forums again. Thanks for the tip.

Users / Re: NAS drives always spinning
« on: January 28, 2009, 05:52:45 pm »
Renamed this thread. Anyone any ideas?

Users / Re: Net boot - Jetway JNC62K mobo - Kernel panic
« on: January 27, 2009, 10:50:49 am »
Glad you got it sorted! :)

I'm tempted by the Jetway JNC62K myself.

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