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

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 12:24:14 UTC 2018

On 12/26/18 10:47 PM, David Engel wrote:
> 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.

I was able to pair my Apple Keyboard with teh RP3 using LibreELEC's 
bluetooth setup, so I'm going to go through your method with you 
detailed instructions and give it a try. Thanks for the help on that.

Jim A

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-YEvJv2lj8
> David

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