A killer app for the TV would be to have a app in a "server" Windows/Linux that would:
- send remote keys for any feature of the TV (example: change to PC MODE), and receive via HTTP commands for the 2k09/10 TVs
- send alert to the TV when a Skype/SIP call comes to the PC(server) with the possibility to change to the PC to answer the call.
Anyone has more request? ;)
Feel free to start - everything that is needed API-wise is available :-)
Regarding request: I'd like to have Now/Next and a nicer EPG as overlay ;)
What about killer TV app?
I want remote's keys forwarding to PC (while in PC mode), IPTV (through IGMP multicast), Skype/SIP notification.
And I don't like slow TV's GUI written on Flash.
If you mean by PC-mode "HDMI is active input", I think an (empty) jointspace overlay should work also for other active inputs. So, activate HDMI, then start a remote Jointspace application and you should receive the remote keys.
Another option would be to use on of these USB-HDMI-CEC interfaces. Afaik, at least a subset of the key presses should be passed through HDMI-CEC.
Regarding IPTV: What you could try: use an external UPnP control point and set&start the IPTV URI on the TV. If you're lucky, it already works and just the browsing capability is missing.
Skype/SIP notification: If you can write a Skype plugin, have a look at JSTx and do it. Same for any SIP client :-)
It's not possible to grab all keys using DirectFB. External IPTV hardware requires its own remote.
There are a lot of ideas about TV's firmware improvement. The first step is already made - telnet access to TV is working.
Next step is to shutdown running software correctly and run it from USB.
What do you mean that "telnet access to TV is working"?
Do you have telnet access to your TV?
=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2012.06.12 11:45:00 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
/ # cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type : NXP PNX8543/TV543
processor : 0
cpu model : MIPS 4KEc V6.8
BogoMIPS : 359.62
wait instruction : yes
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 32
extra interrupt vector : yes
hardware watchpoint : yes
ASEs implemented : mips16
VCED exceptions : not available
VCEI exceptions : not available
/ # uname -a
Linux 192.168.1.2 2.6.18_pro500-pnx8xxx-TV520-001 #1 Fri Jul 10 15:59:45 CEST 2009 mips GNU/Linux
/ # exit
How have you achieved that?
Can you provide some instructions to also telnet into my TV?
I have a 2010 model (9705).