As a newbie in OSMC world on Vero4K+ hw I have couple of questions.
The hw is nice, it plays HEVC videos smoothly. I set up Tvheadend and its PVR addon. I expected it will behave the same as a tv, but it’s not.
- Channel switching
To watch TV I need to go to “PVR & Live TV” menu item (= 7x pressed down arrow on the remote). I can choose a channel there in the TV guide list. However, not intuitively by pressing the OK button but the Play button. If the channel is playing the arrow down and up don’t switch channels as it’s common on TV. So, I need to go back to the channel list by pressing the Return/Back button. If I choose another channel, I can’t play it by pressing OK, not even the Play button, first I need to stop playing by the Stop button. This is crazy.
Is it possible to change it so that I can switch channels by arrow keys and play another channel just by pressing Play without needing to stop the currently playing channel before?
When I choose Power -> Power off system or Reboot, the ssh is immediately disconnected but the screen gets stuck and takes about 17 seconds to actual shutdown or reboot. It’s much slower in compare to e.g. Raspberry Pi 3. Is it possible to make it quicker?
Red lines in log
When I list the kernel log (dmesg), I can see the red lines above:
[ 307.540731] vfm_map_store:rm default
[ 307.540774] vfm_map_store:add default decoder ppmgr deinterlace amlvideo amvideo
Is it an issue?
Image: Vero 4K / 4K + 2019.06-1
Power off/on button
The Vero 4K+ takes about 4.2 W (7.3 VA) with usb tv dongle and the same in the suspend mode. I’d like to turn it off when I am not at home.
Does Vero 4K+ have an internal pin where I could connect a power off/on button?
Or a pin that would signalize it’s suspended or powered off?
Is it also possible to map Home button on Vero 4K+ remote to power off the system or at least suspend it?
The Vero 4K+ remote control doesn’t have the Mute button. It’s not very comfortable to mute sound by holding Volume Down/Up. Is is possible to map a button to do that? E.g. pressing Volume Down 3 times.
Front red lighting cross
Is it possible to set intensity of it to very very low or even turn it off (when in suspend mode)?
It’s quite distracting at night.
Default channel playing
Is it possible to set up OSMC/Kodi to play a tv channel automatically, so I wouldn’t have to go to “PVR & Live TV” menu item when I turn the Vero 4K+?
I’d like to play also Youtube videos and videos published on a video blog sites. Is it possible to have a desktop on Vero with Chromium, so I would exit from Kodi, clicked Chromium icon and browse video blog (with mouse)? Now after Exit, it shows just a black screen.
Or create an add-on that would find video urls on a blog site and somehow offer them to OSMC/Kodi, but not sure how difficult that is.