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DirecTV CommandFusion GUI
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Post 1 made on Friday October 1, 2010 at 22:51
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Moving this thread over from DBSTalk's forum since they lock all the threads every time a new CE comes out.

look to bottom of this post for demo GUI file and instructions on what to do with it



This is on an iPad running CommandFusion






DirecTV CommandFusion demonstration GUI

CommandFusion Wiki Page for this GUI
[Link: commandfusion.com]

Download the demo zip file
[Link: jag-es.com]
Register and download GUIDesigner
Download CommandFusion iViewer from the appstore to your iPad.


This is setup for my HR20 on my local network so you will need to change the IP address to reflect what your receivers IP address is.

Step 1:
Open the DirecTVDemo.gui file in a text editor (notepad).
Do edit... replace...
Find What box should be: 192.168.2.7:8080
Replace With box should be: the IP address and port of your directv receiver (default is 8080)
Save the file.

Step 2:
Open GUI Designer
Click File... Open Project...
Browse to the DirecTVDemo.gui file and open it.
Click File... Upload Service
Click the start button

Step 3:
On your iPad go to settings
Go to CF iViewer
set the File URL to match the one shown in the CommandFusion GUIDesigner Upload Service Window (include the port)
Set "reload GUI file" ON
Remember last gui file OFF
Preload Images ON
Button Press Sound ON
Close Settings
Launch iViewer

Step 4:
Once iViewer has loaded the GUI close iViewer
Go to settings on your iPad
Go to CF iViewer
Turn OFF reload GUI file (you turn this on when you want to upload a revision to your GUI and off again after you have done so)

A few notes,
* on the favorite channels buttons I only set up the first 4 or 5. Hopefully you can figure out how to tweak the favorite buttons, artwork and commands to select the channels you want.
* the favorites channels is a scrolling list. You can increase the width of the DIRECTV_FAV subpage and add more buttons if you wish.
* the empty space on the left is your playlist. Click the circle arrow button at the top to load it. Be patient if your receiver is anything like mine it doesn't get in much of a hurry about sending the playlist.
* I didn't test this out thoroughly, just a quick run through before uploading it.

Last edited by Fiasco on October 1, 2010 22:59.
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Post 2 made on Saturday October 2, 2010 at 00:38
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Sweet, thanks. Cant wait to tinker with this when i get home.
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Post 3 made on Sunday October 3, 2010 at 00:02
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Very cool Fiasco.......
Post 4 made on Sunday October 3, 2010 at 15:49
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I got the directvdemo.gui installed OK on my iPod but cannot move around or resize it and cannot use any of the functions!
Any hope for a version that will work on iPod touch / iPhone?
p.s.: I see that Blackman Signature Designs has a DirecTV version but it is a bit pricey for me, perhaps someone can simulate the design for iPod/iPhone?
Find this interesting:
You can do one page in landscape and 1 in portrait mode and no subpages that are toggled. You can, however, still use subpages inside a list on the free version ... scrolling list of favorites ...

Last edited by p010ne on October 5, 2010 15:10.
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OP | Post 5 made on Sunday October 10, 2010 at 19:48
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zip file updated with iphone gui
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OP | Post 6 made on Monday October 11, 2010 at 15:44
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pix of iphone gui



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Post 7 made on Thursday October 28, 2010 at 21:10
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I have successfully installed and used your DTV gui on my iPOD Touch. Thanks for sharing. (I modified the IP address to match my STB by editing the gui file directly in guiDesigner.)

In using this approach, I noted that the the STB takes a while to process an IP command and does not respond to the next command unless it is delayed. This makes it slower compared to control via the serial connection. Of course, the fact that no wire is required will still make direct IP control useful in many cases.

Again, thanks for providing this example. It is very helpful in learning some of the details of how the CommandFusion application works.
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Post 8 made on Wednesday November 3, 2010 at 19:44
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I'm trying this out on my iPod Touch. I have it talking to my DirecTV HR24 over IP no problem. However if, for example, I press the "2" button (portrait), I can not then get it to recognize a press of the "9" button right afterward (to go to channel 29).

Is there a trick I'm missing?

Also in the iPhoneGUI, the background in both portrait and landscape is black. I don't see the Sun or Sun2 graphics. ..ahhhh.... looks like those are ipad backgrounds. :)

Anyways, this looks pretty promising.
Panasonic TH42PX60U, Yamaha RX-V667, DirecTV HR24, Sony DVP-NC80V, URC MX-980, PSX-2
OP | Post 9 made on Thursday November 4, 2010 at 21:58
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Turn off maintain constant connection in the directive system properties. This will prevent loading the playlist but your remote buttons will work better.

This glitch should be fixed in an upcoming iviewer release
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Post 10 made on Monday November 22, 2010 at 21:47
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stupid question deleted....lol


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