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Post by gomezz »

Just set up the ini files as suggested and will see how it works tomorrow evening. Toppy1 seems to be happy but Toppy2 has an hour left to record something so will leave it for now and check it starts up OK in the morning.

Did notice one possible awkwardness in that the PowerDown soft stand-by screen on Toppy2 stops Toppy1 becoming active. Will have to think about that. Maybe swap the load order around if that does not upset PowerDown the same as it does if behind KeyStopper.
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Post by R2-D2 »

gomezz wrote:Did notice one possible awkwardness in that the PowerDown soft stand-by screen...
Don't you think it would be so much easier to get a universal remote and program it for different remote code sets? If you have two TF5800s you can use [Rx] to set one to use TF5810 codes.
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I have a URC and I did try the alternate code sets but could not get them to work.
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gomezz wrote:I have a URC and I did try the alternate code sets but could not get them to work.
:) That little bit of feedback has actually reminded me that there are possibly some tweaks in [Rx] specifically for the TF5810, which may prevent it working on the TF5800. Is it worth me pursuing this and doing something a little more appropriate for the TF5800?
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Post by gomezz »

TBH I would rather persist with remote_sharer which now seems to be up and running as it should. I have had to remove the Ds patch due to the problems previously described (in the Ds thread) though which means that if Toppy2 wakes up to make a timed recording while I am watching Toppy1 I now have to manually put it back into stealth mode using the AV button to get remote_sharer to do its thing.

Three questions about remote_sharer for bdb though:-

1) When Toppy1 is in stand-by and I use AV to lock the Toppy2 remote this does *not* de-select the AV output but does lock the remote. Is this expected behaviour or is it a bug?

2) As a corollary of the above when I use AV in those circumstances there is no indication that the remote has been locked until I press any key which pops up a remote_sharer status box. Would it be possible for the second AV press to change the "Toppy 2" display to "Toppy 2 Locked" as confirmation it has acted on the second AV key press?

3) What colour codes should I use to match the remote_sharer displays to the MyStuff skin andys-sky? How about an option to use the current default skin colours?
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Post by R2-D2 »

Anyway, here's [Ry] RemCodesToTF5810 which is more suitable for using on a TF5800 (it just removes a couple of tweaks that were needed for the TF5810 Front Panel comms). I've tested this on my TF5800 and it works fine (while the TF5810 itself is sat in standby and ignoring the button presses!). If it's not obvious, the effect will start properly once the Toppy reboots -- from then on it will use the new codes (including the power button). This strikes me as a more complete, robust and (therefore) sensible solution if you have a URC.

If you're having problems getting the TF5810 codes on to your URC then I suppose I could look at what the minimal changes might be from the nearest existing setup code.
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gomezz wrote:3) What colour codes should I use to match the remote_sharer displays to the MyStuff skin andys-sky? How about an option to use the current default skin colours?
If Remote_sharer is skinned, MyStuff should create a CurrentlySelectedSkin file, so you can select that. (I'm just not absolutely sure that it does it if you're using the default (i.e. no) skin).

If it's not skinned, then you could have a look in the skin (.mcf) file for the colours.

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remoter_share is not skinned at the moment. It has the following ini file parameters for colour:-

fgcolour=0000ffff
bkcolour=00008caa

In andys-sky.mcf I see
Background=28,84,169
Frame=134,179,254
Frame2=134,179,254
TextForeground=254,254,254
LockedBackground=54,86,151
Highlight=241,241,56
TextHighlightedForeground=20,20,20
TitleBackground=8,8,116
TitleForeground=241,241,56
TitleForeground2=254,254,254
FooterForeground=0,0,0
FooterBackground=134,179,254
Screen=134,179,254
DirBackground=36,56,100
TextPlayedForeground=241,241,56
TodayTimers=100,100,180
IconWatchForeground=255,255,255
IconWatchBackground=0,0,240
IconRecordForeground=255,255,255
IconRecordBackground=200,0,0
IconPlayForeground=255,255,255
IconPlayBackground=0,128,0
IconChaseForeground=255,255,255
IconChaseBackground=0,0,128
IconFilmForeground=0,0,240
IconFilmBackground=255,255,255
IconLockForeground=0,0,240
IconLockBackground=255,255,255
IconWarnForeground=0,0,240
IconWarnBackground=255,255,255
IconLastForeground=0,0,240
IconLastBackground=255,255,255
IconMarkForeground=0,0,240
IconMarkBackground=255,255,255
IconLastRecForeground=255,255,255
IconLastRecBackground=128,0,128
NowProgram=14,14,223
Not sure which of those colour settings I need nor how the numbers relate. Do I just convert the mcf numbers to hex, concatenate them with an extra 00 stuck on the front?
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Post by juwlz »

gomezz wrote:remoter_share is not skinned at the moment. It has the following ini file parameters for colour:-

fgcolour=0000ffff
bkcolour=00008caa

Not sure which of those colour settings I need nor how the numbers relate. Do I just convert the mcf numbers to hex, concatenate them with an extra 00 stuck on the front?
The numbers in the skins are R,G,B values, so I'd say converting to hex and prefixing with 00 is as good a guess as any ;-)

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Post by chunkywizard »

I would think your assumption is correct, convert to hex and put 00 in front. The key to MyStuff colour is in appendix ii of the manual. I would try bkcolour=Background and fgcolour=TextForeground (if fgcolour is a text setting) or something like NormalProgram

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Are you saying I could put the text "Background" and "TextForeground" in the remote_sharer ini file where the hex numbers go? :?
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No! Just the values, converted to hex prefixed with 00

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Post by Wolfie »

Well, I finally had time to try this tonight (well, I'm on call so I can't go out partying anyhow) so with my wife safely wrapping presents well away from the cursing, I pulled everything out from under the tv, fitted my older 5800 in, connected it up as per bdb's instructions, loaded the TAP (the latest version without the firmware check) and it works superbly!
Huge well done to bdb (and a big thank you to Juwlz for pointing me to this thread).

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Post by gomezz »

I tried changing the colour scheme on Toppy1 but now get white text on a transparent background with a white border. Confused am I, :?

The values are:-

fgcolour=00fefefe
bkcolour=001c54a9
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Post by bdb »

so it does ...
it appears that this uses 16 bit colour values, with 5 bit color values, the top bit being the transparency flag.

software would use this macro:

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#define RGB&#40;r,g,b&#41;	  	&#40; &#40;0x8000&#41; | &#40;&#40;r&#41;<<10&#41; | &#40;&#40;g&#41;<<5&#41; | &#40;b&#41; &#41;
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