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Topic # 26242 16-Sep-2008 14:00
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Hi

Does anyone know how to change the function of the front buttons on the LC16-M HTPC Case?

There does not appear to be any options in iMON.
I want to hack the button so it can send a keystroke to mediaportal.
I want to be able to scroll through the mediaportal menus using the front buttons, so i can access My Pictures / My Music just using the VFD and front buttons only.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 164827 16-Sep-2008 15:05
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I had no luck with this. I was a bit disappointed in the whole iMon experience actually.




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  Reply # 164829 16-Sep-2008 15:14
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Agreed Tony, I only really have it displaying the TV channel/Video/EPG details now, had it scrolling news/random stuff for a while but the novelty wore off.  i love the styling of the case but the buttons and dial aren't functional for me.  mind you noone is ever near the case except to put a usb stick or flash card in.

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  Reply # 164835 16-Sep-2008 15:27
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gehenna: Agreed Tony, I only really have it displaying the TV channel/Video/EPG details now, had it scrolling news/random stuff for a while but the novelty wore off.  i love the styling of the case but the buttons and dial aren't functional for me.  mind you noone is ever near the case except to put a usb stick or flash card in.

When I build another HTPC for Freeview HD, I will not bother getting an LCD case. I too had it doing random stuff, but any lights in the field of view are a distraction. I wish the MySKY lights could be dimmed/turned off.

My Reciever has a nice mode where its bright when you are using it, then it quickly fades to almost nothing but a dim volume indicator. As well as about 4 brightness settings.




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  Reply # 164839 16-Sep-2008 15:40
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tonyhughes: but any lights in the field of view are a distraction. .


Totally! Why these case manufacturers insist on using blue LED lights for HDD and Power is beyong me...it's so bright!!

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  Reply # 164845 16-Sep-2008 15:48
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gehenna:
tonyhughes: but any lights in the field of view are a distraction. .


Totally! Why these case manufacturers insist on using blue LED lights for HDD and Power is beyong me...it's so bright!!

Blue LEDs should join Comic Sans MS.




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  Reply # 164898 16-Sep-2008 18:51
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Anybody tried this software. I don't think it helps with the LC16 buttons, however it looks pretty useful if you want to configure the LCD display to display something useful.

http://www.mediacentermagic.com/frontview.asp



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  Reply # 164901 16-Sep-2008 19:03
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Havn't tried frontview

But for the Silverstone VFD options are
iMON / iMON Mediaportal plugin / LCD Smartie / Frontview

Can we stay on topic, i really want to change the function of the front buttons
If i can do that i'll be very happy!




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 164911 16-Sep-2008 19:26
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Back on topic  then, have you read this post. This might give you some ideas on how to get what you want.

http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/ongoing-htpc-projects-60/silverstone-lc16m-mediaportal-front-panel-help-5541/index2.html

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  Reply # 164936 16-Sep-2008 21:13
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Heres another post that might also assist:

http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/htpc-projects-42/silverstone-lascala-lc16-m-complete-guide-8043/



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  Reply # 164962 16-Sep-2008 22:52
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Duckquack - Thank you!!!

I think i saw that thread a long time ago, but my search terms didn't bring it up!

Are you using the silverstone LC16-M as well

It seems a shame that i will have to install 2x further programs to remap both the knob and the front buttons.

I may just remap the front buttons only and skip the knob, because i think girder sounds like it will take a while to learn/setup!




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 164969 16-Sep-2008 22:59
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I have two ultra bright blue LED's at the front, and the HDD one will probably be unplugged, but any ideas how can i dim down the power one without it looking bad (eg ball of cellotape on the front)



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  Reply # 165014 17-Sep-2008 09:10
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sellotape or colour them in with a black marker/vivid.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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eXDee: I have two ultra bright blue LED's at the front, and the HDD one will probably be unplugged, but any ideas how can i dim down the power one without it looking bad (eg ball of cellotape on the front)

Can you solder a resister in series?  Not sure if that has any drawbacks? If = (Vs - Vf)/R

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  Reply # 165131 17-Sep-2008 17:52
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kiwijunglist: Duckquack - Thank you!!!

I think i saw that thread a long time ago, but my search terms didn't bring it up!

Are you using the silverstone LC16-M as well

It seems a shame that i will have to install 2x further programs to remap both the knob and the front buttons.

I may just remap the front buttons only and skip the knob, because i think girder sounds like it will take a while to learn/setup!


kiwijunglist

Yes I'm using the LC16M Case and overall I'm pretty happy with it. I've only had it up and running for a few weeks however I've been collecting info on the setup and saving it to my favorites for 6mth, which assisted the search for the info you were after. I haven't attempted this yet, however let me know how you get on. My next mission is remapping the remote so it works with Media Portal.

Nathan



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  Reply # 165167 17-Sep-2008 20:21
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front button fix was very easy
i compiled a stadalone .exe that remaps the front buttons to keystrokes
im gonna fine tune it though, i found that having the play button mapped to p is not very useful
and it would be better to have a back/escape key mapped to the front.
i posted the .exe file in my other thread, but if you want a while i might change the key strokes to make them more useful.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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