Seem that Sky( ) share at least the SHEF protocol (if not the whole hardware?) with DirecTV DVR HR models.
Looking for feedback from someone that have access to any SKY hardware: SKY is all over the place but seem every country adopt different DVR boxes. would be nice a census of what do works and what does not with DTVRC remote.
A free 1 week trial version is avaible on the Microsoft Windows Store:
Parking the idea of using the Rovi services for a while.
Seem they are the only “official” TV schedule API widely used by the big names. That mean that their “Term of use” would probably be an hell for a single developer project. I’m thinking to just integrate a web page and just give the user a window over some external source but not really tided to the remote.
I definetly want check the TVRage.com services instead. I’m thinking to pass to their API the string that the RECEIVER return for each show and link to their pages.
Ok, thanks to the valuable help from the
http://www.satelliteguys.us folks in this thread I got a general idea how send commands to the Genie mini-units :
This SoligSignal page seem a good reference point to start
The idea seem to be able to have the miniunit MAC address and instruct the main unit to reroute the requests to the clienAddr as in:
All the big names (Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft…) are in the TV STP (Set Top Box) arena and none of them share a tv guide feed online? Some things just smell odd to me.
The quest for the perfect tv guide API is started.
Trying out the ROVI one now:
their license doesn’t allow me to use it on the final version of the DTVRC but at least I should be able to get a grip of what it could be or couldn’t be possible do with it.
Download it on the Windows Store now: