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Interfaces with a Tivo Series 3 DVR. You must enable the Tivo Remote Control feature to use this driver. Messages & Settings -> Settings -> Remote, CableCard & Devices -> Network Remote Control.

Manufacturer: Tivo

Primary Communications Port: Network


Configuration Settings

  • Host Name : The host name or ip address of the Tivo.

Events

Ready State Changed

The device's running and ready state changed.

Whenever Filter:

none

EventArgs:

  • Number NewValue : The new property value.
  • Number PreviousValue : The previous property value.

Channel Changed

Occurs when the channel is changed.

Whenever Filter:

  • Channel : (optional) The Channel Number.

EventArgs:

  • Number Channel : The Channel Number.

Instance Properties

Connected

Gets a value indicating if a connection is established with the Tivo DVR.

Accessibility : Read Only

Type: Boolean

Channel

Gets the current Tivo tuner's channel number.

Accessibility : Read / Write

Type: Number

DeviceDisplayName

The display name for this device.

Accessibility : Read Only

Type: String

DeviceStartTime

The date and time when this device was started.

Accessibility : Read Only

Type: DateTime

DeviceLifecycleStage

The current lifecycle stage of the device. The stages in order are: Pending Start, Starting, Running, Stopping

Accessibility : Read Only

Type: Number

DeviceIsRunningAndReady

Indicates if the device is ready for use, ie it is in the Running lifecycle stage and all properties are valid and all methods are ready to be used.

Accessibility : Read Only

Type: Boolean

Instance Methods

SendRawCommand ( String )

Sends a command that may otherwise not be supported by the driver.

Syntax

void SendRawCommand( String command )

Parameters

command : The command string to send. The driver will append the command with a carriage-return .

SendKeyCommand ( Number )

Sends a defined key press.

Syntax

void SendKeyCommand( Number key )

Parameters

key : The key to send.

0 = UP
1 = DOWN
2 = LEFT
3 = RIGHT
4 = SELECT
5 = TIVO
6 = LIVETV
7 = NOWSHOWING
8 = GUIDE
9 = INFO
10 = DIRECTV
11 = STANDBY
12 = WINDOW
13 = DISPLAY
14 = THUMBSUP
15 = THUMBSDOWN
16 = PLAY
17 = PAUSE
18 = SLOW
19 = STOP
20 = RECORD
21 = FORWARD
22 = REVERSE
23 = REPLAY
24 = ADVANCE
25 = CHANNELUP
26 = CHANNELDOWN
27 = NUM0
28 = NUM1
29 = NUM2
30 = NUM3
31 = NUM4
32 = NUM5
33 = NUM6
34 = NUM7
35 = NUM8
36 = NUM9
37 = DELIMITER
38 = ENTER
39 = CLEAR

ChangeChannel ( Number )

Change the current Tivo tuner channel.

Syntax

void ChangeChannel( Number channel )

Parameters

channel : Channel Number

ChangeChannelForce ( Number )

Change the current Tivo tuner channel, cancelling any current recording.

Syntax

void ChangeChannelForce( Number channel )

Parameters

channel : Channel Number

TivoCentral

Show the Tivo Central screen.

Syntax

void TivoCentral( )

Parameters

none

WatchLiveTV

Watch Live TV.

Syntax

void WatchLiveTV( )

Parameters

none

ShowGuide

Show the channel guide.

Syntax

void ShowGuide( )

Parameters

none

ShowNowPlaying

Show the now playing.

Syntax

void ShowNowPlaying( )

Parameters

none

SetPropertyForDuration ( String, TimeSpan, Object, Object )

Sets a property for a duration of time and then sets the property to a subequent value asynchronously. This action returns after setting the first value and the timer and subsequent property set run in the background. Subsequent sets of the same property will reset the timer if the subsequent value has not yet been set. This is an advanced feature, be sure to set the property name correctly.

Syntax

void SetPropertyForDuration( String propertyName, unknown duration, Object initialValue, Object finalValue )

Parameters

propertyName : The name of the property to set.
duration : The amount of time to wait after setting the initial value to set the subsequent value.
initialValue : The value to set the property to initially.
finalValue : The value to set the property to after the duration of time has passed.

SetPropertyForDuration ( String, Number, TimeSpan, Object, Object )

Sets a property for a duration of time and then sets the property to a subequent value asynchronously. This action returns after setting the first value and the timer and subsequent property set run in the background. Subsequent sets of the same property will reset the timer if the subsequent value has not yet been set. This is an advanced feature, be sure to set the property name correctly.

Syntax

void SetPropertyForDuration( String propertyName, Number arrayIndex, unknown duration, Object initialValue, Object finalValue )

Parameters

propertyName : The name of the property to set.
arrayIndex : The property's array index to set.
duration : The amount of time to wait after setting the initial value to set the subsequent value.
initialValue : The value to set the property to initially.
finalValue : The value to set the property to after the duration of time has passed.

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