[mythtv-users] Is Nvidia Shield the future for Mythtv Frontend??

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 23:06:53 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 4:49 PM David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 04:16:24PM -0600, Greg Oliver wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 4:02 PM David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> > > Note that you only need one keyboard configured per hub.  Just include
> > > it in any activity that needs it.  For example, on one of my hubs, I
> > > have a Shield, FireTV Stick 4k and a ChromeBox and have the same
> > > keyboard device included in each device activity.  The keyboard
> > > actions always get sent to whatever bluetooth device you are connected
> > > to.
> >
> > I am not sure what you mean here.  How can the single hub talk BT to any
> > device just by being included in it's activity?  They must be paired
> > individually.  I currently have my Hub paired with my linux frontend,
> > Windows10 Surface Book Pro and my Shield.  Of course they all show the
> > Harmony Keyboard entry, but it is in fact connected to them all
> separately
> > and simultaneously.  Care to explain more what you described?
> You still have to pair the hub with each, "main", device.  For
> example, my hub is individually paired with my Shield, Stick and
> ChrhomeBox.  The keyboard does not need to be paired and, in fact,
> can't be paired with anything.  It just auto-magically works with
> whatever, paired device is currently connected.  When I press a button
> bound to a keyboard action while my Shield activity is active, they
> key gets sent to the shield.  If I switch to the Stick activity, the
> key gets send to the Stick.  The same goes for the ChromeBox.
Ahh, I got you - you are referring to an actual keyboard, not the logical
HarmonyKeyboard the hub emits to the devices.  Re-reading your email
actually says that!

I'm a little slow today - too many holiday drinks and my liver is asking
why it stopped today :)

So this brings a new question - I never knew you could add a BT keyboard to
the hub and use it's keypresses with the remote - that is pretty slick - I
will definitely re-work my hub to do that as soon as I get the original
circle key figured out later.


> As I understand it, that's how Logitech designed it to handle cases
> where the basic, device profile/remote has limited key/button support
> but is actually capable of supporting full keyboards.  That way they
> only have to define one (really two when you include Mac too), generic
> keyboard device instead of defining all of the same keys over and over
> for every other device.
> David
> --
> David Engel
> david at istwok.net
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