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Program Options Screen Added to TVGuide

Last night I finished the control code and tedious skin work required to add a new “Program Options” screen to the TVGuide addon that will mimic the look and functionality of the FiOS Program Options screen available from various points throughout the EPG. The screen is accessible from the XBMC info button (“i” on a […]

Improving Live TV on XBMC (my way)

My challenge with live TV on XBMC is familiarity for the wife and friends. I would like to kick the rental habit for the Set Top Box (STB) but poor user experience in XBMC gets in the way. I currently pay over $50 a month in STB rental fees to Verizon for their FiOS service. […]

Video Switcher Circuit Works

With Dave’s help, the video switcher relay circuit is setup and working. I have not yet hooked up the actual wires that control the video toggling on Dom’s unit to the relay because its all pretty well installed in the car. I would do it tonight but its raining outside. For now (testing), the relay […]

IEBus Studio – Progress Update

It’s been a little while since I updated everyone on the progress so I put together a quick screenshot. IEBus Studio is definately one kick ass program, if I do say so myself. I wanted to take the time to do screenshots of all the features but its just too late on Sunday night and […]

IEBus Studio – In Car DLL Tests

Well I finally made it into the car today to do some tests with the first DLL that was produced by IEBus Studio. The test went great and it seems like we are definitely on the right track. I put together a video of my test today if you want to check it out below: […]

IEBus Studio – Progress Update

IEBus Studio is coming along very well with the help of my two friends CLuis and Ramzi. We are really cranking code out at an astonishing rate and bringing IEBus Studio into reality. Here is the 1000 foot view: Event Discovery works but we are just beginning to rewrite a lot of it to add […]

IEBus Emulator

Tonight I put together a screen cap of me using the new IEBus Emulator in conjunction with com0com and IEBus Studio. Com0com is used to produce a virtual null modem connection as well as the virtual com ports from com2->com4. With the emulator we can test IEBus Studio locally with data captured to log files […]

The new IEBus firmware is working!

I just got to a stopping point on the firmware tonight and decided to grab some data off the bus for review. You can check it out here if you want. You will notice a lot less errors. Its because my firmware is lighter and seems to run considerably faster. I think the reason for […]

IEBus Studio is now on

The project request on was approved and we now have the project page. You can view the project status and get regular updates about it here. A couple old friends of mine have signed up to help with development of the app and have already started making pretty good progress. I have worked with […]

IEBus Studio development – help wanted

I have made a bit of progress on the sniffer console/library builder thingy that I am calling the IEBus StudioBridge. I am wondering if anyone else here knows C# and would like to give a hand at coding this thing? Its not a question of CAN I keep working on it, but there are some […]