I finally completed my iRule panels and have everything setup -- this replaced a first generation Pronto. While I find the iRule system more flexible, I miss the simplicity of a single hardware/panel device.
I have one issue and one question:
1. All of my devices (sans my TiVo) are controlled via an iTech -- it works GREAT! I opted to control my TiVo natively via IP; because of this method, I'm having a gateway issue about 25-50% of the time -- especially if I navigate away from iRule on my iPad and then return... In short, iRule needs to reconnect to the gateway, which takes anywhere from 3-10 seconds. FAR too long for my wife, who's used to instant access when needing to satisfy 2 year-old triplet TV watching habits :-)
I'm thinking of picking up a duel emitter for my iTech (all three ports are taken at the moment), but wanted to see if there's something else I might tweak with the native TCP/IP access to the TiVo to aliviate the gateway reconnect issue (the iTech does not do this).
2. Now that my iPad landscape solution is set, I'm going to create portrait and iPhone/iTouch versions. Can anyone share tips on how to handle this -- my initial research seems to indicate that I'll need to recreate the button layout, macros and codes from scratch :-) Any update on a copy or duplicate function within iRule to move from landscape to portrait or from iPad to iPhone?