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Wireless keyboard?

Postby Deathopie » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:18 pm

I saw recently that within days of the release of the new Tivo Premier that someone discovered that you could use a wireless keyboard on it. This is probably because they plan on coming out with a remote with a qwerty keyboard on it soon. Just wondering if this could be done on the Roku.
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby Village Idiot » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:22 pm

Or a USB Keyboard ?
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby jcmolet » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:31 pm

Deathopie wrote:I saw recently that within days of the release of the new Tivo Premier that someone discovered that you could use a wireless keyboard on it. This is probably because they plan on coming out with a remote with a qwerty keyboard on it soon. Just wondering if this could be done on the Roku.


What would be the point of a keyboard? Are you alluding to Roku bringing a browser to the device?
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby pirey4 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Deathopie wrote:I saw recently that within days of the release of the new Tivo Premier that someone discovered that you could use a wireless keyboard on it. This is probably because they plan on coming out with a remote with a qwerty keyboard on it soon. Just wondering if this could be done on the Roku.


If you want a wireless keyboard to enter search terms and have an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, take a look at the DVPRemote app. It provides a QWERTY keyboard to simplify the entry of text. You can see a video of it automating the text entry process at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Vq3lyly1s. To learn more about the app, go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dvpremote/id323191554?mt=8# or http://www.claytongrafix.com/pirey4/apps/DVPRemote.html.
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby Deathopie » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:17 am

The point of the keyboard would be to easily enter search data, for instance on the new youtube channel nowhereman developed.

Thanks for that info pirey4. I don't have any apple devices right now but I've been thinking about picking up a Ipod touch. I've been looking for a used one on craigslist for $100. I figure people will be selling them and getting an ipad. Or maybe my wife will get me an ipad for my birthday. :mrgreen:
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby mega1026 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:20 am

yeah, I saw that on the tivocommunity site too... with the You Tube channel I could really use some QWERTY action... maybe I will look into an ipod touch
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby vortechs » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:36 am

Yep.. gotta agree here. I'm NOT interested in having yet another browser capability brought to my home, on a Roku XD|S. I just want to be able to buy something like http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 981856this, so I'm not stucking at the text input speed of the average grandmother -admittedly the remote has always been my one major gripe. No, no I don't have an iWhatever/Andriod-based solution to my problem..

The other option was (in my mind) if you had the ability to configure the sensitivity of the Roku remote directional pad - something the mouse control in M$ Windows. A guy can dream..
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby Village Idiot » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:20 am

[quote="vortechs"]Yep.. gotta agree here. I'm NOT interested in having yet another browser capability brought to my home, on a Roku XD|S. I just want to be able to buy something like http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 981856this, so I'm not stucking at the text input speed of the average grandmother -admittedly the remote has always been my one major gripe. No, no I don't have an iWhatever/Andriod-based solution to my problem..
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that looks neat. Does it work with roku ???
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby jeffrok » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:26 am

VI, you keep asking questions you know the answer to.. Wireless keyboards don't work with the Roku.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby Village Idiot » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:48 am

jeffrok wrote:VI, you keep asking questions you know the answer to.. Wireless keyboards don't work with the Roku.

i'm hoping that someday someone will make a wireless keyboard for roku.
its not so far fetch.
until the iphone who knew phones would ever be touch screen.
i'm sure that came about because someone said hey wouldn't this be great.
i'm just doing the same.
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby mikebdoss » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:06 am

Village Idiot wrote:
jeffrok wrote:VI, you keep asking questions you know the answer to.. Wireless keyboards don't work with the Roku.

i'm hoping that someday someone will make a wireless keyboard for roku.
its not so far fetch.
until the iphone who knew phones would ever be touch screen.
i'm sure that came about because someone said hey wouldn't this be great.
i'm just doing the same.


But it would have to be Roku that did it, not some third party.
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby gonzotek » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:09 am

Village Idiot wrote:
jeffrok wrote:VI, you keep asking questions you know the answer to.. Wireless keyboards don't work with the Roku.

i'm hoping that someday someone will make a wireless keyboard for roku.
its not so far fetch.
until the iphone who knew phones would ever be touch screen.
i'm sure that came about because someone said hey wouldn't this be great.
i'm just doing the same.
I owned a Windows Mobile-powered HTC PPC-6700 in 2005 and before that a Palm-powered Samsung SPH-i330 in 2002. Both were touch screen phones and considered to be smartphones. Both had installable apps, internet access, data syncing, and the ppc-6700 even provided tethering and an SD card slot.

On topic, I use my laptop, iPhone or iPad for wireless text-entry on the Roku almost every day. If you have a mobile device(android phone, tablets, ipod touch, Nintendo DSi, etc.) with a keyboard, browser and wifi, you've got a wireless keyboard for Roku already. It's expensive to build a single-purpose device like a wireless keyboard just for the Roku. With the communication protocols available today from Roku, that keyboard would have to be wifi-enabled (which means it either needs a display or needs to be set up on the network with a pc first, like some wireless printers). It might be a good idea from a consumer perspective, but can a business be built around it? If I made one, could I price it low enough to move enough units to even make it worth my while?
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby -LD » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:43 am

gonzotek wrote:I owned a Windows Mobile-powered HTC PPC-6700 in 2005 and before that a Palm-powered Samsung SPH-i330 in 2002. Both were touch screen phones and considered to be smartphones. Both had installable apps, internet access, data syncing, and the ppc-6700 even provided tethering and an SD card slot.

And both sucked :-D
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Re: Wireless keyboard?

Postby gonzotek » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:38 am

-LD wrote:
gonzotek wrote:I owned a Windows Mobile-powered HTC PPC-6700 in 2005 and before that a Palm-powered Samsung SPH-i330 in 2002. Both were touch screen phones and considered to be smartphones. Both had installable apps, internet access, data syncing, and the ppc-6700 even provided tethering and an SD card slot.

And both sucked :-D
The 6700 was a brick(in the bad sense), and I agree it wasn't a very great overall experience, but the individual features still made it more useful for me than other phones of the time. The i330, on the other hand, was a pretty decent phone, imo. Both generated certain interested power users to communities that would go on to become the jailbreakers and custom android rom-builders we have today. I've got good some memories of loading customized WM6 builds onto the 6700.
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