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post #1201 of 1422
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Originally Posted by LexMan View Post

I am looking for a bit of help

I have just installed a JVC X35 projector and roomie doesn't appear to see the projector. IF anyone has an idea or setting I need to do it would be much appreciated!

Is it connected up? biggrin.gif A bit more info about how you've got things configured would be helpful.

The X35 is supported for IP by Roomie - the web site says: "Manual IP Port 20554, Full IP Control, Use ‘PJREQ’ as Username" - so it looks like you'll have full control once you get it dialed in....
post #1202 of 1422
I have it set up to my network through my wifi router. You mention Manual IP Port 20554. I believe that is where I am need help. Is this something I set on my wireless router?

Thanks again
post #1203 of 1422
You can set the manual port on your roomie app. it is in the same place you select what to control a device with ( choose controller ). Go to "add device" and then select "manual".



Edited by Pain Infliction - 10/16/13 at 12:43pm
post #1204 of 1422
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Originally Posted by LexMan View Post

I have it set up to my network through my wifi router. You mention Manual IP Port 20554. I believe that is where I am need help. Is this something I set on my wireless router?

Thanks again

The "PJREQ" username gets put into Roomie (IIRC, in the Authentication section of the relevant controller) - this is part of the handshake sequence needed to initiate the connection with the X35.

You're very close!

[Edited to reflect Pain Infliction's input - forgot you could do this inside Roomie]
Edited by DGF - 10/16/13 at 1:21pm
post #1205 of 1422
Thanks for the directions guys, as soon as I can find where my son put my iPad I will let you know if I got it tongue.gif
post #1206 of 1422
Got the projector working last night! Super responsive to commands on the iPad. Just getting my Itach Flex to work and I should have a functioning remote for my theater.
post #1207 of 1422
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Originally Posted by LexMan View Post

Got the projector working last night! Super responsive to commands on the iPad. Just getting my Itach Flex to work and I should have a functioning remote for my theater.

Excellent - it's a kick when everything comes together!!
post #1208 of 1422
Could someone point me to some guidance as to how to integrate a Dropcam (Wifi camera) into Roomie? I saw the "Add Camera" option, but don't know how to use that.

I couldn't find anything on Roomie's website, but maybe I missed it.

TIA -
post #1209 of 1422
Also, is anyone regularly and successfully utilizing gestures as a part of their usage of Roomie? It took me quite a while to even detect the existence of gestures in my remotes. When I finally realized a gesture panel was hidden "underneath" the navigation pad of my pre/pro device in Roomie, it took about 7 or 8 attempts to successfully invoke it.

I like Roomie, but really long for a set of "getting started" guides for it's most interesting and useful features.
post #1210 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Scott-C View Post

Also, is anyone regularly and successfully utilizing gestures as a part of their usage of Roomie? It took me quite a while to even detect the existence of gestures in my remotes. When I finally realized a gesture panel was hidden "underneath" the navigation pad of my pre/pro device in Roomie, it took about 7 or 8 attempts to successfully invoke it.

I like Roomie, but really long for a set of "getting started" guides for it's most interesting and useful features.

I keep the channel guide full screen and gesture out of it for volume. But I would like to see a pop up activity on the guide. Haven't tried to figure that out.
Agree with getting a wiki going for documentation. Such a strong program with weak guidance.
post #1211 of 1422
Did anyone here come from irule? I bought an irule subscription, but need a quicker/easier solution while I learn how to create a customized remote. It looks like Roomie is the right choice, but I need some IR controls. At first, I thought I was in luck since Roomie uses the same itach IP2IR controllers as irule. However, after reading through the FAQ I noticed that Roomie only supports the itach devices sold through the website. The one I purchased with through irule. Does anyone know if this will be a problem?

I would just spend the $10 and try it, but I also need to buy an old ipod touch since I am strictly and android owner currently. So if someone can confirm my itach will work (bought through irule website), I'll start looking on Craiglist for an ipod touch.
post #1212 of 1422
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Originally Posted by hoops2 View Post

Did anyone here come from irule? I bought an irule subscription, but need a quicker/easier solution while I learn how to create a customized remote. It looks like Roomie is the right choice, but I need some IR controls. At first, I thought I was in luck since Roomie uses the same itach IP2IR controllers as irule. However, after reading through the FAQ I noticed that Roomie only supports the itach devices sold through the website. The one I purchased with through irule. Does anyone know if this will be a problem?

I would just spend the $10 and try it, but I also need to buy an old ipod touch since I am strictly and android owner currently. So if someone can confirm my itach will work (bought through irule website), I'll start looking on Craiglist for an ipod touch.

An iTach is an iTach - to my knowledge, neither company does anything additional to the unit (manufactured by Global Cache') - they just sell them for convenience as an integral part of their solution package. It's just an IP to IR converter.
post #1213 of 1422
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Originally Posted by hoops2 View Post

Did anyone here come from irule? I bought an irule subscription, but need a quicker/easier solution while I learn how to create a customized remote. It looks like Roomie is the right choice, but I need some IR controls. At first, I thought I was in luck since Roomie uses the same itach IP2IR controllers as irule. However, after reading through the FAQ I noticed that Roomie only supports the itach devices sold through the website. The one I purchased with through irule. Does anyone know if this will be a problem?

I would just spend the $10 and try it, but I also need to buy an old ipod touch since I am strictly and android owner currently. So if someone can confirm my itach will work (bought through irule website), I'll start looking on Craiglist for an ipod touch.

I had tried out both iRule and Roomie to put them head to head. I liked the promise of iRule but was really turned off by the implementation, UI, and the tedious amount of time it took to build a functional remote. I've never looked back once I implemented Roomie. The integration of lighting, IP camera integration, and shades in the 1.9 update addressed any future needs I had.

It sounds like you're in the same boat as I was.

And for the iTach, yes you can use the same units and should be without issue. If you have a question or concerns, email Roomie support and tell them you are looking to switch from Roomie from iRule and want to use the same iTach connectors and ask if there are any issues—but it should be making sure you are on a minimum firmware build than anything else. You just need to make sure you're on the current firmware, which you can download from the Global Cache web site.
post #1214 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Thxtheater View Post

I had tried out both iRule and Roomie to put them head to head. I liked the promise of iRule but was really turned off by the implementation, UI, and the tedious amount of time it took to build a functional remote. I've never looked back once I implemented Roomie. The integration of lighting, IP camera integration, and shades in the 1.9 update addressed any future needs I had.

It sounds like you're in the same boat as I was.

And for the iTach, yes you can use the same units and should be without issue. If you have a question or concerns, email Roomie support and tell them you are looking to switch from Roomie from iRule and want to use the same iTach connectors and ask if there are any issues—but it should be making sure you are on a minimum firmware build than anything else. You just need to make sure you're on the current firmware, which you can download from the Global Cache web site.

Great. I will start looking for an ipod touch (or a ipad mini). Should I make sure it runs ios7 or is that not critical (i think i can get an ipod touch 4g for less than 100, but it doesn't run ios7 as far as I know)
post #1215 of 1422
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Originally Posted by hoops2 View Post

Great. I will start looking for an ipod touch (or a ipad mini). Should I make sure it runs ios7 or is that not critical (i think i can get an ipod touch 4g for less than 100, but it doesn't run ios7 as far as I know)

I think you had a typo. Was it a plain 4 or 4s? You lose some of the functionality like parallax but iOS7 works just fine. It just makes the phone a bit slower, that's all. You can usually get a 4s free or for under $50 with contract.
post #1216 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Thxtheater View Post

I think you had a typo. Was it a plain 4 or 4s? You lose some of the functionality like parallax but iOS7 works just fine. It just makes the phone a bit slower, that's all. You can usually get a 4s free or for under $50 with contract.

No- i'm looking for a ipod touch. The 4th generations are much cheaper than the 5th, but they don't run ios7. I'm just wondering if there's any update to Roomie app that make it work better on ios7.
post #1217 of 1422
The newest roomie app is iOS7 ready.
post #1218 of 1422
You will likely be happier with an ipad mini or even an ipad2 or greater.
More screen means less scrolling and the guides are larger and easier to use.
Cost will be greater but really worth it in my opinion.
post #1219 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thxtheater View Post

I had tried out both iRule and Roomie to put them head to head. I liked the promise of iRule but was really turned off by the implementation, UI, and the tedious amount of time it took to build a functional remote. I've never looked back once I implemented Roomie. The integration of lighting, IP camera integration, and shades in the 1.9 update addressed any future needs I had.

It sounds like you're in the same boat as I was.

And for the iTach, yes you can use the same units and should be without issue. If you have a question or concerns, email Roomie support and tell them you are looking to switch from Roomie from iRule and want to use the same iTach connectors and ask if there are any issues—but it should be making sure you are on a minimum firmware build than anything else. You just need to make sure you're on the current firmware, which you can download from the Global Cache web site.


ThxTheater

I am a new Roomie Convert and I need to get started on IP Camera and Lighting integration. For Lighting I was considering Insteon ISYS994 controller but I haven't done any research about IP cameras yet.
Can you share more details about your lighting setup and IP camera setup.

Thanks
post #1220 of 1422
Do most subscribe to the Roomie service subscription? How does it know what service provider you have? Also, does it allow you to record shows by selecting them on the guide or will I still have to use my Direct TV interface to do that?
post #1221 of 1422
If you are new to roomie you have no choice but to have a subscription. Also, if you are talking about service provider as you satalite or cable, then you just tell the app when it asks you. To record a show you will still have to do it like you do on your directv ui. Everything is easy and right I front of you.
post #1222 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Pain Infliction View Post

If you are new to roomie you have no choice but to have a subscription. Also, if you are talking about service provider as you satalite or cable, then you just tell the app when it asks you. To record a show you will still have to do it like you do on your directv ui. Everything is easy and right I front of you.

Let me try this again. I am talking about the Roomie Service Subscription which is $16.99/year or $9.99/month. It is an in-app purchase so I don't see how this is required.

Also, when you say everything is right in front of you... do you mean on the ipad or on the tv? Because I know I can record using the guide on the tv. I'm asking if I can select the program on the ipad using the guide from the subscription to record.
post #1223 of 1422
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Originally Posted by hoops2 View Post

Let me try this again. I am talking about the Roomie Service Subscription which is $16.99/year or $9.99/month. It is an in-app purchase so I don't see how this is required.

Also, when you say everything is right in front of you... do you mean on the ipad or on the tv? Because I know I can record using the guide on the tv. I'm asking if I can select the program on the ipad using the guide from the subscription to record.

You will need the subscription service for the following, as per Roomie:

In App Purchase. Activate infrared control with Roomie’s regularly updated 140,000 command library to support virtually all home theater devices.

Activate Media Guides and integration for Sonos, iTunes, VLC, and XBMC. Provides two weeks of channel guide data with full screen channel guide expansion in Landscape mode.


In terms of recording from the guide, that has not been implemented yet. You will still need to setup recordings manually via DirectTV interface.

As for what provider you have, you tell Roomie Remote during guide setup.
post #1224 of 1422
OK. I bought the Roomie remote package and then the Home Theater package to expand to multiple rooms and unlimited devices. As far as I can tell, that is all that's required. I don't see anything needed regarding the Active infrared. In fact, I don't even see that as an option when I click on Roomie Store. Anyway, I'm off and running and already encountered a problem... hoping someone can help...

I have an Epson 3020 projector that I was afraid wouldn't do well with IR since it would be 17 ft away from my equipment. So I'm planning to run a serial cable to it since it has an RS232 input. I bought a IP2SL Global Cache itach and connected it to my LAN via ethernet. THe good news is the Rommie remote detected it. I noticed it as an option when I clicked to add a device. So I went through the setup to add a device using the itach IP2SL... I selected Projector and then Epson and selected the option to "Show Manual Remote". However, when I click on the device to bring up the remote the power won't turn on when I click it. How do I debug this?
post #1225 of 1422
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Originally Posted by hoops2 View Post

OK. I bought the Roomie remote package and then the Home Theater package to expand to multiple rooms and unlimited devices. As far as I can tell, that is all that's required. I don't see anything needed regarding the Active infrared. In fact, I don't even see that as an option when I click on Roomie Store. Anyway, I'm off and running and already encountered a problem... hoping someone can help...

I have an Epson 3020 projector that I was afraid wouldn't do well with IR since it would be 17 ft away from my equipment. So I'm planning to run a serial cable to it since it has an RS232 input. I bought a IP2SL Global Cache itach and connected it to my LAN via ethernet. THe good news is the Rommie remote detected it. I noticed it as an option when I clicked to add a device. So I went through the setup to add a device using the itach IP2SL... I selected Projector and then Epson and selected the option to "Show Manual Remote". However, when I click on the device to bring up the remote the power won't turn on when I click it. How do I debug this?

hoops2, have you tried changing the "Interval" to something higher? Some devices will not respond to commands without a higher one.

Also, just so you know, there is a "Test Remote" option you can use to, we'll test the remote before saving the device configuration.



Regards,

Scott
post #1226 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoops2 View Post

OK. I bought the Roomie remote package and then the Home Theater package to expand to multiple rooms and unlimited devices. As far as I can tell, that is all that's required. I don't see anything needed regarding the Active infrared. In fact, I don't even see that as an option when I click on Roomie Store. Anyway, I'm off and running and already encountered a problem... hoping someone can help...

I have an Epson 3020 projector that I was afraid wouldn't do well with IR since it would be 17 ft away from my equipment. So I'm planning to run a serial cable to it since it has an RS232 input. I bought a IP2SL Global Cache itach and connected it to my LAN via ethernet. THe good news is the Rommie remote detected it. I noticed it as an option when I clicked to add a device. So I went through the setup to add a device using the itach IP2SL... I selected Projector and then Epson and selected the option to "Show Manual Remote". However, when I click on the device to bring up the remote the power won't turn on when I click it. How do I debug this?

Just plugging in the serial doesn't guarantee success. You need to match the baud rate, flow control, etc between the iTach device and the projector. Did you get the FLEX unit or the previous gen? If you want to debug, then you run the serial cable to your PC and execute serial commands via hyper terminal or other serial utilities. My hunch here is that if you are communicating properly--you are seeing the blue commands--then it's a config issue on the iTach. Remember that the blue commands simply tell you success with the iTach.
post #1227 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Thxtheater View Post

Just plugging in the serial doesn't guarantee success. You need to match the baud rate, flow control, etc between the iTach device and the projector. Did you get the FLEX unit or the previous gen? If you want to debug, then you run the serial cable to your PC and execute serial commands via hyper terminal or other serial utilities. My hunch here is that if you are communicating properly--you are seeing the blue commands--then it's a config issue on the iTach. Remember that the blue commands simply tell you success with the iTach.

Did you connect the itach to the projector with a null modem cable?
post #1228 of 1422
@hoops2

Is it only the power on that doesn't work? (If you power it on with the epson remote, do all other roomie commands work?)

I don't know the epson, but perhaps there is some setting that enables/disables network/serial control...
post #1229 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Thxtheater View Post

Just plugging in the serial doesn't guarantee success. You need to match the baud rate, flow control, etc between the iTach device and the projector. Did you get the FLEX unit or the previous gen? If you want to debug, then you run the serial cable to your PC and execute serial commands via hyper terminal or other serial utilities. My hunch here is that if you are communicating properly--you are seeing the blue commands--then it's a config issue on the iTach. Remember that the blue commands simply tell you success with the iTach.
i didn't know that you had to set the baud rates with the itach? I thought they were compatible with just about every speed there is on the market. I could be wrong though.
post #1230 of 1422
Thanks everyone. I got it working. Ultimately, it was a baud rate problem. THe iTach defaulted to 19200. So I set it to 9600 and now it's working.
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