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  • rmiles7721
    started a topic TCL Roku TV

    TCL Roku TV

    Will this allow for control of the TCL Roku Televisions? Currently controlling one via Globalcache but this looks like it would give me more options.

  • sirmeili
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    This has been released. I got the code added that should automatically update the control device with the TV Commands if it detects your roku is a roku tv (occurs on plugin start).

    You can get more information here in the discussion thread for the release:

    https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=191971

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  • sirmeili
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    Originally posted by skavan View Post
    earlier wins!
    normal way to wake up sleeping appliances is a Wake-On-Lan packet.
    a device that allowed jumping to channels (netflix, amazon etc...) would be cool and as would input selection and volume selection as well.
    Finally a remote device that sends home, back, etc... (and potentially keyboard letters too) would complete the set!
    There is currently a control device that allows all the commands on the remote (up, down, left, right, ok, home, back, etc). For TV This has been expanded to include the "TV" commands like Volume, input control, etc.

    For changing "Channels" (not tv channels, but Roku Channels/Apps) there is already a device for that as well.

    I haven't tested the TV commands, but most if not all of this is available via a special action command in events as well that lets you send in a series of commands.

    As for the power on, Someone found hidden PowerOn and Power (toggle) commands. I am using those, but I am also sending a WOL packet just before those to insure that the device wakes up. This is necessary as 15 minutes after the TV turns off, it turns off the network cards. I don't know if this will work on wireless networks, but I am fairly confident it will work on ones connected via Ethernet.

    I will try and get a version up tonight in the Updater

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  • skavan
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    Originally posted by sirmeili View Post
    I have a question for those with Roku Tvs. Would you be ok with deleting the "control" device and letting the plugin recreate it for your Roku TVs (so that you'll get the TV controls added to the device) or would you rather I write something to automatically update the Control device with TV controls if it detects your Roku is Roku TV?

    If it's the latter, It will probably take me an extra day or so, but I realize that is better for the user experience. I will probably add this eventually, but I'm trying to weight getting this out earlier vs. more complete.
    earlier wins!
    normal way to wake up sleeping appliances is a Wake-On-Lan packet.
    a device that allowed jumping to channels (netflix, amazon etc...) would be cool and as would input selection and volume selection as well.
    Finally a remote device that sends home, back, etc... (and potentially keyboard letters too) would complete the set!

    Leave a comment:


  • sirmeili
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    I have a question for those with Roku Tvs. Would you be ok with deleting the "control" device and letting the plugin recreate it for your Roku TVs (so that you'll get the TV controls added to the device) or would you rather I write something to automatically update the Control device with TV controls if it detects your Roku is Roku TV?

    If it's the latter, It will probably take me an extra day or so, but I realize that is better for the user experience. I will probably add this eventually, but I'm trying to weight getting this out earlier vs. more complete.

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  • sirmeili
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    @Skaven and @rmiles7721,

    I got some time at my mom's house today to play with her Roku TV. I have the basic functionality working of controlling the extra TV controls (Volume Down/Up/Mute, Channel Up/Down, Power Off, Input Tuner/HDMI1/HDMI2/HTMI3/HDMI4/AV1 and Power Off)

    I am working on Power On, but Roku does not provide an easy solution for this as they say they would rather turn off the network cards to save power than to keep it on for sending a power ON command through their API. I will try and provide some "Options" in the form of some beta features so I can add multiple different ways to try the Power On and we can see which way(s) work best.

    If it is requested, I am also thinking of adding a control for the TV Channels. I can get a list of the TV Channels the roku recognizes and populate a control and/or device in Homeseer. I can also see which channel is active and retrieve some information on it such as Show Title, show description, rating, resolution, type, etc..

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  • skavan
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    Originally posted by sirmeili View Post
    Yup, I have most of the buttons already coded in, I'm working on adding detection of the type of Roku device so I know it's a TV. I'm working a bit blind as I don't have one, but I've almost sold enough of the plugin to pay for one so I don't have to do it blind.

    I'm gonna try and get something out for Roku TVs this week!
    Can't wait!

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  • sirmeili
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    Originally posted by skavan View Post
    Oh, it helps...there is api docs for the TV, here:

    https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdk...uTVECPcommands

    and here:

    Code:
    Roku TVs, also support:
    
      VolumeDown
      VolumeMute
      VolumeUp
      PowerOff
    
    Roku TV devices also support changing the channel when watching the TV tuner input:
    
      ChannelUp
      ChannelDown
    
    Roku TV devices also support keys to set the current TV input UI:
    
      InputTuner
      InputHDMI1
      InputHDMI2
      InputHDMI3
      InputHDMI4
      InputAV1
    Yup, I have most of the buttons already coded in, I'm working on adding detection of the type of Roku device so I know it's a TV. I'm working a bit blind as I don't have one, but I've almost sold enough of the plugin to pay for one so I don't have to do it blind.

    I'm gonna try and get something out for Roku TVs this week!

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  • skavan
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    Originally posted by skavan View Post
    Any updates on the TCL Roku TV Support?
    I have 9 of the P605's and would so love to wire them into Homeseer.

    Thanks.
    Oh, it helps...there is api docs for the TV, here:

    https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdk...uTVECPcommands

    and here:

    Code:
    Roku TVs, also support:
    
      VolumeDown
      VolumeMute
      VolumeUp
      PowerOff
    
    Roku TV devices also support changing the channel when watching the TV tuner input:
    
      ChannelUp
      ChannelDown
    
    Roku TV devices also support keys to set the current TV input UI:
    
      InputTuner
      InputHDMI1
      InputHDMI2
      InputHDMI3
      InputHDMI4
      InputAV1

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  • skavan
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    Any updates on the TCL Roku TV Support?
    I have 9 of the P605's and would so love to wire them into Homeseer.

    Thanks.

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  • rmiles7721
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    Originally posted by sirmeili View Post
    Hi there Sorry, I was not able to work for a while due to Hurricane Irma. We were without power for a week (Where I missed work). Then since being back at work, I've been slammed, and to top it off, our daughter gave birth to our first grandbaby last week!.

    That said I'm back and I will see what I can come up with. I'll try and do it blind (without a RokuTV), and maybe I can send you a zip to test out? Have you paid for the plugin and if not, are you still in your trial period?

    If the latter, I think you can email HST and ask them to extend it as I was unavailable due to the hurricane to support the plugin.
    Sorry to hear about the power and not working. I know that wasn't much fun. I have family just north of Tampa so heard all about it. I spent a few days just north of there working right after Irma. Glad to hear your family is OK anyway.

    Yes, I purchased it pretty recently. Would be happy to test as well.

    Congrats on your first grandchild. My son finally got married and I have "grandchildren" ranging from 14 to 20. Love all of them but it's not the same. Guess I have to wait for my girls to have some babies.

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  • sirmeili
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    Originally posted by rmiles7721 View Post
    Any update on the Roku TV control?

    Mainly concerned as when I tell the plugin to rescan apps I get:

    Code:
    Oct-02 6:02:41 PM	 	Error	Posting back to plugin web page MeiKu_Config: There is an error in XML document (5, 7).-> Server stack trace: Exception rethrown at [0]: at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type) at HomeSeerAPI.IPlugInAPI.PostBackProc(String page, String data, String user, Int32 userRights) at Scheduler.proxyPage.postBackProc(StateObject& state, String Data)
    Oct-02 6:02:41 PM	 	MeiKu	Polling device for new Apps: 2N0058798056
    Hi there Sorry, I was not able to work for a while due to Hurricane Irma. We were without power for a week (Where I missed work). Then since being back at work, I've been slammed, and to top it off, our daughter gave birth to our first grandbaby last week!.

    That said I'm back and I will see what I can come up with. I'll try and do it blind (without a RokuTV), and maybe I can send you a zip to test out? Have you paid for the plugin and if not, are you still in your trial period?

    If the latter, I think you can email HST and ask them to extend it as I was unavailable due to the hurricane to support the plugin.

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  • rmiles7721
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    Any update on the Roku TV control?

    Mainly concerned as when I tell the plugin to rescan apps I get:

    Code:
    Oct-02 6:02:41 PM	 	Error	Posting back to plugin web page MeiKu_Config: There is an error in XML document (5, 7).-> Server stack trace: Exception rethrown at [0]: at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type) at HomeSeerAPI.IPlugInAPI.PostBackProc(String page, String data, String user, Int32 userRights) at Scheduler.proxyPage.postBackProc(StateObject& state, String Data)
    Oct-02 6:02:41 PM	 	MeiKu	Polling device for new Apps: 2N0058798056

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  • rmiles7721
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    I was initially afraid since it's not a Sony or Vizio but Amazon has some really good prices on the TCLs right now. I've been impressed so far. Went from a 30" the size of my monitor to a 49". I can actually read stuff on the menus now lol.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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  • sirmeili
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    Originally posted by rmiles7721 View Post
    I'm patient and can wait. I have basic control right now so no rush.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

    Awesome. I will move it to the top of my list though. My mom only lives 2 blocks away, so it shouldn't be too hard to get it done

    I've been wanting to buy a RokuTV as well for my office, so this might be a good opportunity to do so.

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