Thanks I will give 82o it a try tonight.
Two more questions.
1) Is it still possible to schedule upcoming recordings? I have pushed all the buttons while at the menu screen but have not been able to get the scheduler to come up.
yes, press rotate from the opening window then you can use the search feature and schedule that way like mythweb, or
press menu for the guide to come up and select a program to record. For reasons I can't fathom the guide can be slow the 1st time (~10s).
If these don;t work it would seem to be a database connection problem. One way to see if the database connection is ok is to FF or REW or commskip. If you have all of the icons you should get a goofy db icon when you start a recording.
2) Can the Mythroku application take in more remote commands than is available from the remote control that comes with the HD1000?
yes, I believe so if you go here http://www.permanence.com/roku/CascadeReference/index.html
click on file, members all, then look at all of the CK_ stuff those are codes that are passed to apps when a remote key is pressed. For example I check against CK_PLAYPAUSE to pause or resume the decoder. I don't know if all of those keys can be read from a universal remote, but I could add a line of debug so that if you ran the code from the command line it would write out what it received. Sometimes there are features in the sdk documentation that were never implemented so I cannot be sure what is available until it is tested.
Here is my thinking. We are a relativity small community and if the Mythroku application can take in more remote commands, than I say we as a community select a third party remote that has more buttons so that we can add features like numeric channel entry.
To control my HD1000, I use a programmable remote made by Universal, model number URC-R6. I am concerned that eventually my original roku remote will wear out, so I bought two of the URC-R6's at Walmart for 20 bucks each and then used the learning feature to program in the roku remote keys because the roku does not appear on the auto programing list.
This leaves me with a large remote with lots of unused buttons, the numeric key pad in particular.
how can you program the number keys if the roku doesnt have them to learn from? I have a logitech universal remote that new the roku as one of its database or remotes, I will check tonight if it knows any other keys.
I have been tinkering with my myth setup and am testing a green backend via empiaa rather than my old pentium IV which ate power and then using my rokus as the backends.
If you select a remote that is fairly standard so that any one in the mythroku community can buy a universal remote that has your selection as part of the auto program list we could have all kinds of extra buttons available to us for extra features.
All my other AV devices besides the HD1000 do appear on the auto programing list so adding my other devices to the URC-R6 was a snap. The great thing about the URC-R6 is that it has macro buttons and command pass through features so I can control all my devices in a integrated manor without switching between the differnt remote types. So I can do things like turn on my home theater system with one button, change the volume, on my stereo while controling the Roku, etc.
Let me know what you think and I would love to hear what others in the community think about this idea.