Originally Posted by jelockwood
Therefore my suggestion is producing a utility using your existing IR Blaster code to sit between EyeTV and the HD-PVR. Exactly like the software for the ZephIR and the IRTRans/iRed solutions currently work with EyeTV. ... I am sure many people would rather pay you for such a utility than have to buy an additional blaster (wasting the included one).
As one who just purchased a ZephIR and was amazed at my joy in being able to, all of a sudden, perform a basic function invented in the 1950s (changing channels on a television) using my eyeTV 200 controller, I'd love to see ZephIR add compatibility for the HD-PVR or have a block of Steve's code be purposed to replace the ZephIR software and integrate with eyeTV.
Much like how Hauppauge ships their HD-PVR with incomplete software and "suggests" you buy (for a $10 discount) BeyondTV, I could see eyeTV adding an endorsement for Steve's IR blaster support to "extend" the functionality of their eyeTV software.
It doesn't look like it's difficult to integrate with eyeTV's scheduling component (and it's certainly not a hack as they have "how-to" articles on it), but from my experience with the ZephIR, I'm not sure how one would support the plethora of remote controls on the market.
I, for example, am surely not the only Time Warner subscriber out there but I had to create my own virtual remote in ZephIR software by spending an hour firing the Samsung remote at it, labeling everything, trimming the IR signals in an editor, etc.
Here are a few informative links from ZephIR and elgato:
What IR Blasters can work with eyeTVhttp://support.elgato.com/index.php?...kbarticleid=25
Setting up eyeTV for "set top box" control:http://support.elgato.com/index.php?...kbarticleid=26
So it seems like there are some interesting Big Picture development threads here, all of which should be saleable:
- (Current thread) standalone recorder and exporter (great for capturing video for viewing on Apple computers, PS3s and AppleTV. Potential to actually *run* on an AppleTV making it even more powerful)
- standalone IR changer for existing apps with extensions for such, such as eyeTV
- backend hardware support for full packages like SageTV (still lacking HD-PVR support on Mac) or MythTV