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

David Engel david at istwok.net
Thu Dec 27 03:47:08 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 06:50:09PM -0500, James Abernathy wrote:
> > On Dec 26, 2018, at 6:06 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 4:49 PM David Engel <david at istwok.net <mailto: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 <mailto: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.
> So does this mean I could pair an old Apple Bluetooth keyboard I’m not using with the Harmony hub and and use it for each device just like I do the Harmony remote??

I don't know.  If you can't, you should suggest it to Logitech as that
could be a very useful feature.  It would eliminate the need for
things like the following.  Since Logitech would probably like you to
buy their new keyboard, I wouldn't bet on it happening, though.


David Engel
david at istwok.net

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