[mythtv-users] HDMI-CEC ?

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Mon Oct 10 21:55:35 UTC 2011

On 10 October 2011 19:35, Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5 October 2011 23:01, Mark Kendall <mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well mine arrived this morning so you may live to regret that last
> comment sooner than you expected! A quick compile had the test app switching
> various things off this afternoon and I'll be tinkering with integrating
> some code into MythTV over the weekend.
> For those who have a device and are running trunk/master, the attached
> patch should get the ball rolling (it won't apply to 0.24-fixes).
> For my Toshiba TV I had to enable Regza-Link in the setup menu, which
> then has additional options around allowing Auto input switching, auto
> power and auto standby.
> With the patch applied, starting MythTV will turn on the TV and switch
> it to the MythTV HDMI input. The HDMI input is identified as 'MythTV'
> (in the same way that the other connected input is identified as
> 'Playstation 3'). Exiting MythTV will switch the TV off (and the
> Playstation 3!). There are numerous potential ways of dealing with
> standby, poweroff etc (both signalled by the TV to MythTV and
> vice-versa) that I have yet to explore and there will be additional
> complexity for those with AV receivers and amplifiers hooked up as
> well.
> On my TV's remote (which has playback controls as well), I can then
> switch it to Regza-link mode. In this setup, it will ignore most
> button presses internally and pass them through to MythTV. I've then
> mapped common actions to the most appropriate MythTV action. My remote
> now works seemlessly between my TV, MythTV and Playstation.
> The main issues are that actions from the remote are passed directly
> to MythTV and hence do not count as keypresses that will clear DPMS
> and/or screensavers and when in 'Regza-link' mode, pressing power on
> the remote passes an action to MythTV (i.e. telling it to turn off)
> but the TV itself doesn't turn off. The last point is no doubt going
> to vary by TV model and manufacturer.
> All told, a bit of a game changer for me. Very nice.
> regards
> Mark
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Thats awesome now if only nvidia would come to the party and enable CEC the
mythical convergance would be coming together nicely!

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