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Users / Dianemo Athena UI Beta Test Program - More Invites Available
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 22, 2014, 12:35:41 pm »
Hi al,

We're getting closer to being ready to open up our Athena UI Beta test program to invited participants. We've had an excellent response so far, and many of you have asked for an invite. Thanks. Today we're announcing a further 10 invites are being made available to enable more people to join the Beta program. These are being offered on a strictly first come first serve basis.

To be considered you must obviously own a Dianemo system. But luckily its never been cheaper to set up a Dianemo system - see here; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg100221#msg100221. Although its not a requirement, it would also be useful if you also owned either an Android/iOS device and/or a Rpi running Dianemo Raspbmc-CEC as we would like to get some feedback about using those platforms with Athena.

If your interested in joining the Beta program please contact us asap; inquiries@ellipticalcurve.com with the Subject line of; "Athena Beta - Invite Request"

All the best

Andy
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Users / Re: Why CEC Control Your TV?
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 22, 2014, 12:12:31 pm »
Not supporting WOL on any of the IP controllable AV devices isn't very clever. But I am sure there is a reason for it.

@Andrew: Most of the *current* JVC projectors are RS232 controllable.

My information is that the main reason for this is that with the LAN port active the standby energy usage on current generation devices would ruin the TV/Amp/Proj energy usage rating. This may change next year when a few manufacturers will start to transition that functionality over to custom SOC's - once that transition is under way serial ports will begin to disappear (a cost saving) from devices to be replaced by always on IP control. It's probably 3+ years out before that becomes standard though.

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Why CEC Control Your TV?
« Last post by posde on October 22, 2014, 09:16:25 am »
Not supporting WOL on any of the IP controllable AV devices isn't very clever. But I am sure there is a reason for it.

@Andrew: Most of the *current* JVC projectors are RS232 controllable.

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Users / Re: Why CEC Control Your TV?
« Last post by jamo on October 22, 2014, 08:09:04 am »
So, Andrew, if users just have the CEC from the RPI to power on the TV, does that mean they occupy one of the HDMI inputs on the TV just to do that? I'm presuming the RPI CEC can't "pass through" the signal from another device?

Pretty poor show that TVs with IP control don't implement WOL. So much for SMART.
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Users / Re: Why CEC Control Your TV?
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 22, 2014, 01:57:33 am »
or find one of the few display devices that is controllable via RS232 :)

Yes if you have a TV with RS232 you could do that. But that's really only an option with an older TV.
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Users / Re: Why CEC Control Your TV?
« Last post by posde on October 22, 2014, 12:52:11 am »
or find one of the few display devices that is controllable via RS232 :)
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Users / Re: Configuration of VDR remotetimers
« Last post by posde on October 22, 2014, 12:51:25 am »
remotetimers per se has nothing to do with where to put the directory for VDR to record to. Whatever you choose, just make sure the moons can access it at the same place.

I have my VDR recordings happen on a designated disk device,i.e. my /etc/vdr/default has a line like this on every moon and the core:

VIDEO_DIR="/home/public/data/pvr/Another\ Internal\ 4TB\ \[898\]/"

The relevant stuff for remote timers should already be setup in vdr setup.conf.
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Android audio media director
« Last post by phenigma on October 21, 2014, 07:08:06 pm »
And this is still possible in LinuxMCE, the auto-creation method is only one option. :)

J.
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Android audio media director
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 21, 2014, 07:05:36 pm »
heh.  You are correct Andrew, the rpi will always have an SD card.  But we only use it to bootstrap u-boot.  The rest of the system starts by tftp'ing the kernel and nfs root mounting the FS the same way diskless MDs PXE boot within LinuxMCE, so this is very different than 'Installing your favourite OS and manually installing and configuring squeezelite'.  Simple, no hassle, minimal config in webadmin (I'm working on eliminating this too), and no on-rpi configuration required.  It is of course very fresh and minimally tested so far but the idea is to remove the manual manipulation and make things *much* easier for users.

J.

We've found that the optimal solution is often a Rpi on Wifi behind an amplifier or speaker system. Raspian + Squeezelite is incredibly easy to install configure too and will provide a flexible solution.

We used to use pxe booted devices for this in the past though.

Andy
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: connected lighting
« Last post by phenigma on October 21, 2014, 07:00:27 pm »
Thanks Andrew!

J.
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