Originally Posted by mpetrich
Hello and thanks for the info. Just a few more questions though. I am trying to control the DirecTV HR24 receiver via ethernet. I can connect to it via the IP address and port number, but as of right now, the controls don't do anything. First off, any help in identifying the correct device to donwload from the list in the Builder app. There are a lot of DirecTV receiver devices and a lot are named the same. I have no idea of which one to pick or what the differences are between all the listings.
Second, I think I am supposed to setup the DirecTV receiver as a gateway and from reading, it should be setup as a HTTP gateway and not a Network gateway as I have been trying. Is that correct?
Am I missing anything else?
Thank you very much for anyone that can provide some insight.
In the device lists I have used the http commands and http channels for my devices. The first for all of the commands (list, select, up, etc.) the 2nd for direct tuning of channels. There are several you are right and I can't remember which exact ones I chose as I have renamed them in my set up as I have 3 boxes I am controlling and didn't want to confuse them.
The gateway is set up as a HTTP gateway with the address of IP:8080 so for me it is 192.xxx.x.105:8080. Make sure on your directv box you set it to a static ip address so that when it reboots at some future point it doesn't acquire a new address and force you to reconfigure irule.
From there just design your pages, drag and drop your commands, assign the device(s) to the gateway and you're good to go.
I have not seen any limited functionality in the commands, every command available on my dtv remove is in the database, from the green and red buttons, record, list, guide, menu, power on and off, they are all there and work perfectly.