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    Are you using FTR (For The record)?

    I have the same issue, but it only appeared after changing to FTR (I think). Would be interested to see if you are, or are not using FTR.

    this only affects live TV.



    I am hopefully waiting for the "native support" plugin to see if this problem is resolved, before trying to identify where the problem is. Maybe then we will not need the soundgraph drivers.

    Using StreamedMP, but dont think the problem is there!

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    Peter,

    No I'm not using FTR.

    Using graphical text only, the other thing I notice is that the display will resort back to the current TIME as if it times out.
    Other times it will stay showing the current channel. I think, if the channel name is long enough causing the display to scroll then it doesn't go back to TIME.

    My opinion - It's Alpha code and it needs looked at.

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    Interesting and thanks.

    Will still wait for next version of Minidisplay that uses the soundgraph API, and see if this resolves problem.

    At least it rules out a FTR problem which is where my suspisions pointed.

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    same here with the mediaportal tv client. Currently testing around with 4TR(great tuner, but other issues), there the minidisplay plugin doesn't work correctly, so I disabled the plugin.
     
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    Hi, i have found a behaviour the display switches on while a scheduled recording is running. When i move the mouse around, the display switches on. Normally i use the remote with iMon software to control the HTPC. iMon sends the keypresses to MP but it is a HID one, so not all buttons are handled through iMon. Maybe that is helpful finding the bug in detecting user actions.
     
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    Perhaps someone can throw some light on this one. I am not really bothered about the imon VFD display, as I cannot read it across the room anyway. Rather than use the ugly external MCE receiver, it would be nice to just use the MCE remote with the inbuilt IR and Imon running. I had assumed that if I setup mepo to use the MCE remote and disabled minidisplay it would just be seen as an MCE remote on the usb port. I realise that it would need settinig up for the key translation in Imon, but I am not sure if these need to be mapped to windows rather than mepo. Having a little difficulty with this, any comments would be most appreciated.
     
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    Grandalf

    First you need to set up Imon to be compatible with MCE remote, as by default it is set for Imon remotes.

    You also need to configure it for use with media portal, there are a few sources for the settings around including the Imon website, I could send my settings, but I am away from home for a few days.

    Finaly Imon does not send "remote" signals to media portal, but rather "Key strokes". You need to map the MCE remote commands to Media Portal key strokes inside Imon.

    Imon will also send the key stroke to the "active " window, or to "Windows", so make sure you disable all windows mapping in Imon if they are also used in MediaPortal, and keep MediaPortal "always on top".

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    guys, try IRSS that will work out of the box for nearly all imon users !

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    Thanks for the advice guys,

    Have decided to use the MCE receiver after all, it just works. May try something like frontview at some point, but it is only a case of having the display and putting it to some use. Will also check out IRSS, sounds useful.

    Just been checking out IRSS, not too clear if it is supposed to work with the with built in vfd ir receiver, or does it need the imon device driver installing as well. If it will not work with the built in receiver, there seems little point in using it as the standard MCE remote and receiver does a great job. I suppose it would be useful to make use of the display, even if only to show the time. Could it be that if I only installed the device driver through windows that mepo's minidisplay would be able to operate it, or is that expecting too much. I guess if that would work, the standard MCE remote and usb rx could be used alongside. I had thought of using just the driver and frontview, but I think that this only works in WMC. I seem to be reading more and more conflicting views and am now thoroughly confused on the whole issue. I guess suck it and see is probably the best approach, although I wont be able to fiddle around until the weekend.
     
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    reinstalled my media PC today and installed latest imon instead of 7.7X - but now my display isn't working anymore.

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    2. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.687135 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: MiniDisplayPlugin.DisplayHandler.Start(): Called
    3. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.687135 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: MiniDisplayPlugin.DisplayHandler.Start(): Calling driver Setup() function
    4. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.692136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): called
    5. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.698136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): started.
    6. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.698136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): iMONLCDg Driver - SoundGraph iMON USB VFD/LCD Plugin v29_11_2009
    7. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.698136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Called by "MediaPortal, Version=1.1.5.30050, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null".
    8. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.701136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.AdvancedSettings.Load(): started
    9. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.701136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.AdvancedSettings.Load(): Loading settings from XML file
    10. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.701136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.AdvancedSettings.Load(): completed
    11. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Idle Message: MediaPortal
    12. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Delay driver startup: False
    13. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Ensure Antec/iMON Manager is running before driver startup: False
    14. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Force Antec/iMON Manager Restart after driver startup: False
    15. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Force Antec/iMON Manager Reload during driver startup: False
    16. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Restart Antec/iMON Manager FrontView on exit: False
    17. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Leave Antec/iMON Manager FrontView active: False
    18. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Force Manager to use KeyBoard mode for iMON PAD: False
    19. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.702136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Force Display Type: AutoDetect
    20. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.703136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Blank display on MediaPortal exit: True
    21. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.703136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Control Brightness: False
    22. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.703136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Control Contrast: True
    23. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.703136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Force Graphic Text: False
    24. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.703136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Use Disk Icon: False
    25. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.703136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Progress Bar: False
    26. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Use Disk Icon For Media Status: False
    27. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Use Disk Icon For CD/DVD device status: False
    28. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Custom Font: False
    29. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Large Icons: False
    30. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Custom Large Icons: False
    31. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Equalizer Display: False
    32. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - EQMode: 0
    33. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.704136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Normal Equalizer Display: True
    34. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Stereo Equalizer Display: False
    35. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - VU Meter Display: False
    36. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - VU Meter Style 2 Display: False
    37. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Use VU Channel indicators: False
    38. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Restrict EQ Update Rate: False
    39. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Restricted EQ Update Rate: 10 updates per second
    40. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Delay EQ Startup: False
    41. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.705136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Delay EQ Startup Time: 10 seconds
    42. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.706136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Smooth EQ Amplitude Decay: False
    43. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.706136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Show Track Info with EQ display: False
    44. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.706136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Show Track Info Interval: 10 seconds
    45. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.706136 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Show Track Info duration: 2 seconds
    46. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Blank display with video: False
    47. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Enable Display on Action: False
    48. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Enable display for: 5 seconds
    49. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Monitor PowerState Events: True
    50. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Blank display when idle: False
    51. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - blank display after: 300 seconds
    52. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.707137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Shutdown Message - Line 1:
    53. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.708137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Advanced options - Shutdown Message - Line 2:
    54. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.708137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Setting - Audio using ASIO: False
    55. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.708137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Setting - Audio using Mixer: False
    56. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.708137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Extensive logging: False
    57. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.708137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Use V3 DLL for VFD: False
    58. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.708137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Display Type: AutoDetect
    59. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.710137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.InitializeDriver(): Failed - installed sg_vfd.dll not found - driver disabled
    60. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.716137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): Checking SOUNDGRAPH iMON Manager registry subkey.
    61. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.716137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): The SOUNDGRAPH iMON Manager registry subkey found.
    62. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.716137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): The SOUNDGRAPH iMON Manager registry entries are correct.
    63. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.717137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): Found 0 instances of SOUNDGRAPH iMON Manager
    64. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.717137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): Checking Antec VFD Manager registry subkey.
    65. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.718137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): The Antec VFD Manager registry subkey NOT FOUND.
    66. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.718137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): state check: Found 0 instances of Antec VFD Manager
    67. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.719137 [Debug][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Check_iMON_Manager_Status(): iMON/VFD Manager configuration check completed
    68. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.722137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.AdvancedSettings.Load(): started
    69. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.722137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.AdvancedSettings.Load(): Loading settings from XML file
    70. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.723137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.AdvancedSettings.Load(): completed
    71. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.723137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): Autodetecting iMON Display device
    72. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.723137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): attempting hardware information test
    73. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.723137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): Hardware AutoDetect not available
    74. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.723137 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): checking registry for SOUNDGRAPH entries
    75. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.724138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: iMONLCDg.Setup(): SOUNDGRAPH registry entries NOT found
    76. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.724138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): Display Type could not be determined
    77. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.724138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): Display Type is NOT SUPPORTED - Plugin disabled
    78. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.724138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): current module = Startbildschirm
    79. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.724138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Setup(): Completed
    80. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.724138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: MiniDisplayPlugin.DisplayHandler.Start(): Calling driver Initialize() function
    81. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.725138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Initialize(): called
    82. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.725138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: (IDisplay) iMONLCDg.Initialize(): completed
    83.  
    84.  iMONLCDg DRIVER DISABLED
    85.  
    86.  
    87. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.725138 [Info.][MiniDisplay(36)]: MiniDisplayPlugin.DisplayHandler.Start(): Completed
    88. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.783141 [Info.][MPMain(1)]: MiniDisplay.DoStart(): Completed
    89. 2010-11-27 22:46:47.783141 [Info.][MPMain(1)]: MiniDisplay.Start(): completed
    90.  
    Do i also have ot install OLD imon to let the display work?
     
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