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Can BTV4 be set up to "Auto-Scroll" the program Guide? Is there a set of keystrokes on the Firefly remote or a smalluser-application that can do the following:
1. Scroll slowly up the channels and then back to the beginning.
2. Scroll sideways - forward in time and then back to current time after user selectable hours?
Ideally, the Program Guide begin to Scroll at a user-adjustable rate and directions - if no keystrokes, similar to a screen saver.
07-24-2006, 09:37 AM
No you can't do that, but I am not sure why you would want to do it at such a pre-determined rate... Worse case re-program the auto-repeat key on your remote to send one of the key (4 arrows, page up, page down, "," or ".") at the rate that you want...
Thanks for the tip regarding the remote. I read your previous posts about reprogramming the remote, but did not see in the standard IR ini file, where there was any referance to a "repeat" key.
I assume that this IR ini file is an XML code snippet and therefore some delay loops with button-down etc can be written in a "scrolling section" that gets initiatated by a specific keystroke and then any keystroke to get out.
I have dabbled in machine-code (yuck) years ago along with Fortran, and a few other scripted languages, but are there any tutorial/examples for this XML code?
And BTW, the reason to scroll the EPG is to emulate the cable TV's Guide channel - for those who are button challanged by so many remotes and just want things relatively simple and familar.
07-24-2006, 09:18 PM
I read your previous posts about reprogramming the remote, but did not see in the standard IR ini file, where there was any referance to a "repeat" key.
Actually, I didn't have the hauppage remote in mind and I am not sure that you can do that with it. You would probably need to use a program like Girder in between.
What I was thinking is something similar to the FAV key on my One-For-All remote, which is used to scan the channels by sending a channel up or such every second or so. I am pretty sure that I could modify the key it sends and the delay as well as create other such macro if I wanted by reprogramming my remote. So depending what kind of remote you are using, it might be a possibility.
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