[mythtv-users] Macro to exit Live TV (Harmony remote, lazy kids)

mythtv at derdev.com mythtv at derdev.com
Mon Aug 16 18:06:44 UTC 2010

On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:42:19 -0700, Manuel McLure <manuel at mclure.org>
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 5:39 AM,  <mythtv at derdev.com> wrote:
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/434426
>> referenced the opportunity to setup a macro on Myth (??) so that the
>> Harmony remote could exit LiveTV in case the kiddies are forgetful.
>> Can anyone link me to a thread or URL that would address that option in
>> more detail?  My kids are very good about using the Harmony to power
>> down
>> all the gear, they are only somewhat good at remembering to exit
>> I'd like to hook up an "exit LiveTV" or "Return to Home" action/button
>> part of the power down sequence.
> What I did was configure a "Jump Point" the Main Menu, and add that
> "Jump Point" to the sequence for "power down". I also added it to the
> sequence for "power on". Now when I press the Harmony remote "power
> off" button MythTV goes first to the Main Menu before shutting down
> everything.
> What you'll need is to set up one of the unused IR codes. In my
> lircd.conf I have:
>           Start                    0x0D
> and in ~mythtv/.mythtv/lircrc I have:
> begin
>   prog = mythtv
>   button = Start
>   config = ctrl+5
> end
> In the Jump Point editor in MythWeb I assigned Ctrl+5 to Main Menu. On
> the remote, I created a softkey called Start that happened to send the
> code 0x0D, and added that to the shutdown sequence.
> -- 
> Manuel A. McLure WW1FA <manuel at mclure.org> <http://www.mclure.org>
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SWEET!  I'll give that a try, thanks!

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