Thanks. On Stuck guide cursor, pretty sure I tried that, but will do so explicitly if I run across it again.
For adding keyboard mappings, no I do not use a keyboard, but rather have a FLIRC attached to my shield with a Universal Remote. FLIRC receives an IR signal from my remote, and translates to a standard keyboard press. In the HDHR and Google Live Channels App, I’m able to directly key in a channel (e.g. 5-0-4-enter to directly tune to channel 504). I believe Harmonys can emulate keyboards also, so a standard keyboard mapping approach would work for those use cases and other platforms too.
My suggestions would be to map:
- 0 to 9 - direct channel keying
- A key to Bring up guide directly (most universal remotes have a dedicated Guide button)
- A key to bring bring up menu directly (most universal remotes have a dedicated Menu button) and would be superior to exit to guide, then another keypress to menu
- A key to bring you directly to DVR recordings
- A key that would bring you back to LiveTV no matter where you are in the interface (back to last tuned channel)
- A key to enable previous channel from within the player
I’m less hung up on the which keys those actions are mapped to. Hope that makes sense.
On the “sleep” behavior, what I was referring to is that I shut off my TV with Channels running. A few hours later, I turned the TV back on and once the picture was frozen, another time it seemed to have “paused” because I got an onscreen about being behind the timeline or something. So my question was really trying to understand what the design behavior should be and then could tell whether I was observing that or not.
BTW, news of you guys taking on Android TV in earnest finally gave me confidence to get rid of my FIOS cable boxes and go solely with Channels on my nvidia shields. I’ve been flirting with doing this for the last year +. Bye bye rental charges of ~$50 a month. Your UI has the most promise I’ve seen. I prefaced to my household that DVR access was coming (and recordings could be seen in Plex in meantime). Two days into this experiment, the wife and kids haven’t mutinied yet, so that’s a good sign:)