TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Omikron, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. barnabas1969

    barnabas1969 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Most EG users like the LIRC infrared receiver/blaster. But the eHome IR receiver works well, if you make one little change in the Windows Registry. Some eHome IR devices function as a blaster in addition to being a receiver.
  2. barnabas1969

    barnabas1969 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    My above references to the eHome IR receiver may confuse some people. The eHome IR receiver is the IR receiver that is certified to work with Windows Media Center. If you have an eHome IR receiver, you can download the attached file, and update your registry with this file.

    This will allow you to use the eHome (aka Media Center, or RC6) infrared receiver to trigger events in EventGhost from almost any infrared remote control.

    Here's the file:

    Attached Files:

  3. barnabas1969

    barnabas1969 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Personally, I use this undocumented feature of Windows to trigger macros in EventGhost such as... sending an infrared command for a device that I do not own (number 1 for an Emerson TV) to trigger an event in EventGhost which starts a macro... and the macro switches HDMI inputs to my Roku... and starts the Netflix "channel".

    Now that I have a new TiVo... I will be changing this macro so that it will start the Netflix app on the TIvo. But, I hope you get the idea.


    I configured my touchscreen remote to have a "Netflix" button on the touch screen.

    When I press that button, my programmable remote sends the infrared command for button "1" on an Emerson TV.

    I do not own an Emerson TV, but the eHome (Media Center) infrared receiver converts the infrared command into a series of one's and zero's.

    I created an EventGhost macro which is triggered by the "event" which contains that specific command from the infrared remote.

    The macro in EG changes the HDMI input to my Roku and starts the Netflix app.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
  4. tzroberts

    tzroberts New Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Pretty sure the answer is no on these, but I'd like to know for sure.
    Couple questions regarding what the telnet interface is capable of on a TiVo Edge:
    1) Can you send a string via the KEYBOARD command or other command like: KEYBOARD HELLO
    2) Is there anyway to access the TiVo with the addition of the mic button to send in a search string
    3) Does it support special characters, like @, !, etc
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Not Edge specific, but this is my experience with other Tivos:
    1) I could only send 1 character at a time, not a string of characters in one command.
    2) Since the mic is on the remote, all the mic command accomplishes is showing a popup prompting to pair a vox remote. Since I don't have a vox remote, I don't know if this actually activates the mic on one, but I doubt it.
    3) I've only ever tried the special characters I saw on the slide pro, which did not include @ or !, only brackets, quotes and a couple of other punctuation marks.
  6. strangedesign

    strangedesign New Member

    Feb 5, 2015
    I had the same issue. I use the telnet switch in Home Assitant to change the channel in the AM. It worked fine and then all of a sudden stopped. I had been using the SETCH command and had no problem then it just stopped. So this AM I did a manual telnet into my Roamio and found out it was giving me the NO_LIVE response. So first I tried, TELEPORT LIVETV command which responded with LIVETV_READY as expected, but then an immediate SETCH command errored out with a NO_LIVE response. I even tried FORCECH (with and without the TELEPORT LIVETV command) and that didn't work either. I finally tried IRCODE CH# CH# CH# ENTER and that worked fine. Guess I will just live with that for now but something definitely changed in the Roamio recently.

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