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Users / Re: Control Mythtv/satellite via usb
« on: February 04, 2012, 05:50:44 pm »
I created a template to control the DirecTV sat boxes via RS232 (usb port on sat box and rs232 on pc).    You just need to know the command codes to be sent, then create the template.


Ok thanks, will look at it.

Users / Re: Control Mythtv/satellite via usb
« on: February 04, 2012, 04:54:25 pm »
You are thinking too hard, stop it. :)

You would need to make a device template for your tuner box. An example of this would be the DCT6412 device template (Look in Advanced > Configuration > Device Templates), this device is controlled by IR, and can be selected via the Setup Wizard.

Once you've gotten a USB UIRT (, you can create a new IR device template (Select controlled by IR when it asks you), and proceed to lay out which buttons you actually have on your satellite box remote. You can then use the Learn function for each one of these codes, and Test each one to make sure it works correctly.

You also need to make sure that you have LiveTV selected as the input it provides.

Once this is done. You can then start the setup wizard.  Select your new satellite box from the list (after you've selected the appropriate manufacturer), and specify WHERE it is plugged into your AV equipment and how. If it is plugged into a tuner card, you can specify it in the next screen, as well.

Once this is done, all the necessary plumbing will be done. It really seriously alarms me that people do not understand this system and think that they have to rip everything up to accomplish what they need to do.


O.....Kaaaaay then.....woh....didn't mean ruffle any feathers thom. I kinda of understood that it could be done with a usbirt, but i was trying make use of the usb convertors and null modem cables i already had (which from reading posts has less lag time when changing channels anyway ) instead of spending money that i can use to add other hardware to the system.  But if it's going to take ripping up the system i'll buy usbirt. thanks  :)

Users / Control Mythtv/satellite via usb
« on: February 04, 2012, 02:09:38 am »
I've searched the forum and came up on a few posts regarding channel changing for satellite box connected to the core via usb, all of which pertain to the use of a usbirt.  Can somebody give some pointers in using a usb? would the script apply? thanks

Users / Re: VDR control
« on: November 27, 2011, 05:41:06 am »
ok thanks

Users / VDR control
« on: November 27, 2011, 01:12:05 am »
Good evening, Is it possible to use VDR/HVR 1600 and script like this to control my H24 satellite box:

 Even though I am in the US, i would much rather use VDR given that I will be using svideo because the integration seems more seemless?

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: November 27, 2011, 01:02:20 am »
Thank you for the various pointers. Ultimately, it was spare parts with compatibility mode switched OFF that solved it. The creation of the new resolution was not necessary for me either, although that did work also. FYI I was able to uninstall spare parts after compatibility mode had been disabled, and it still works. Thanks again.


no problem

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: November 26, 2011, 11:50:23 pm »
I did not, I wasn't sure what good it would do - 1024x600 is the exact resolution I need.

I wish I'd tried the touchorbiter before I flashed the tablet to honeycomb.

It did make a difference on my phone, doesn't hurt to try.  I tried that prior to finding the spare parts app.  thanks to the app and making a new orbiter resolution/size, the orbiter works great.

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: November 26, 2011, 05:10:58 am »
Is this anything to do with why I am not getting a sharp image on my 1024x600 tablet?

I could be wrong, but did you try creating a new resolution/orbiter size?

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: November 26, 2011, 05:08:54 am »
Hey Newguy2,

I had a similar problem and had to disable compatibility mode under settings > Spare parts
Not sure if it will help  you though!


that's what i did, i guess i made it sound like spare parts didn't work, but it did. i just wanted to give anyone else who may run into the same problem a heads up. thanks though.

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:12:56 pm »
You may have to change some settings on your tablet. The top menubar takes up some of your display size, so your tablet may be shrinking orbiter to fit. IE if your screen size is 800x600 and the menu bar is 800x20 your true resolution is 800x580. There are settings to hide the menu bar.  Not sure if this is your issue, just a suggestion.

Kyfalcon, thanks for trying to help, but it actually has to do with the entries in the manifest when the app was developed. I found an app named "spare parts" in the android market. For those who may encounter the same issue, just download the app, find and deselect an option named "compatibility mode". Reboot.  The spare parts app as well as the android orbiter should fill the screen after reboot.  What I am actually using for and orbiter is my phone, a HTC EVO 3D. it has a larger screen than the usual cell phone.  thanks.

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: November 23, 2011, 06:39:03 am »
Take a look at

Ok, I added a new resolution and a new orbiter size successfully, but the same issue still exists.  No matter what orbiter size I choose it does not fill the screen of my evo 3d.  I can see changes in the orbiter, but it does not increase the size of the orbiter beyond a certain size.  So it just sits in the middle of the screen.  any suggestions?

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: October 24, 2011, 08:10:37 am »
Ok thanks

Users / Re: Android Touch Orbiter
« on: October 24, 2011, 05:21:25 am »
Fellas, I'm using the android orbiter on a HTC  EVO 3D which has a resolution of 540x960 on a 4.3" screen.  Unfortunately, I have tried various orbiter sizes and none has filled the whole screen.  I can make it get smaller with sizes such as the windows mobile selection.  But getting it to fit the entire screen, rather than sit in the middle of the screen has been impossible.  I used this orbiter on my HTC Hero when i had it, and it filled the screen fine, i assume because it was a smaller screen. Any size orbiter i select above 320x480 comes out the same size.  any hints?

Users / gps
« on: October 03, 2011, 06:34:37 pm »
Gentlemen, being that I am clueless in regards to this, I have a question for your brilliant minds. What is the feasibility of using GPS for proximity detection. Taking into consideration the conflicts that arise from using multiple Bluetooth dongles in close proximity, would GPS be more usable in terms of location accuracy? Perhaps entering a predetermined GPS area can trigger commands from a cell phone Orbiter to lmce? I was wondering this for a while, but I never was going to ask until I came upon several android apps such as tasked and automatit that does this, but i don't know if it would be possible or useful for lmce?

Users / Re: sharp aquos auto detect *solved*
« on: September 26, 2011, 11:34:55 pm »
How did you get it going? Any details?

It was mainly a cable issue like tkmedia and purps suggested. I had to splice two cable,s but it was still not autodetected so i did it manually in the admin site.  Unfortunately I'm not getting a consistent  response from my aqous from lmce.  If i select "OFF" in the orbiter power menu, it will shut off, but turning it back is not always possible via the orbiter.  Also if I turn the LCD off and select LCD or Video, it does not turn the LCD on like it is suppose to. reloading router solves it somewhat until i select a media scenario or something again. In addition to that, i haven't put too much time into figuring out a solution as yet, but I have a DirectTV box connected directly to another input on the aqous and tried adding it as another Satellite box that had a template but it does not change the inputs to the correct input upon pressing the scenario like i wanted.  If someone can help me out with these issues, i'll appreciate you help again. thanks.

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