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DigiRx - Close Button, no speed signal
Question asked by Jay - October 30, 2015 at 7:39 AM
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Hey Louk, hi users,
 
I use your nice plugin DigiRx. FM an DAB is working fine. But there are 2 problems. DVB-T shows the Picture but only for 2 secounds then appears "no speed signal". I use Navigator 15 with gps (u-blox 6) and navigation is working fine. DigiRX  don't recognize the (gps)speed?!
Could you turn of this Message so that the passengers could look tv? If i use another dvb-t plugin there is the problem, that I couldn't close digirx because there is no close button, only the "Home" Button and so the usb fm,dab & dvb-t-dongle (RTL28328U) is already in use. So i have no picture in dvb Viewer. But I would prefer to use dvb-T in your nice plugin digirx! Could you add the close button?
 
My CarPC: Mini-ITX Gigabyte GA-J1900N-DH2 Celeron, 4GB Ram, Win10 64bit, FM, DAB, DVB-T RTL28328U, PCNavigator 15, u-blox 6 GPS USB
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Louk Replied
October 30, 2015 at 6:20 PM
If I Remember well, when you first press the pause button and then the home button, it will reset all connections to the device. Maybe you also need to select a different audio source for Centrafuse, or ever restart it with another source selected; I took a look at the code, but it is too complex for a quick look...
 
There are legal reasons for not showing moving images, like TV, because it is not allowed in several counties to show moving images in sight of the driver.
 
DigiRx uses two different methods to obtain the vehicle's speed. First it checks the speed as provided by the current GPS engine, like Sygic, Destinator, Navigator, GPSIViewer, or GPSPort. This is part of the CF_NAV interface for navigation plug-ins, So this should also work with the Navigatior app from JohnJore; Maybe John can help us out with this when it is not working. The second method is obtaining the speed from the OBDII app. So when you have a OBDII device, connect and configure this thin properly after installing this app.
 
There is a secret code for testing purposes. When you send my an Email with a statement that you will use this code for testing purposes only and you keep this code for yourself, I can send you this code by email.
Have fun,
Louk.
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Dominik Replied
November 8, 2015 at 11:55 AM
Hi Louk, I have the exact same Problem about that speed "thing". So I sadly can't watch DVB-T. I do not think that the GPS Fix is the problem, because i have 11 satellites and steady showing 0 km/h. I also tried the other nav-plugins but always with the same bad result.
Do you have ideas what else I can try to fix this?
 
Thanks in advance :)
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Louk Replied
November 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM
Today I tried to test this issue, So I installed Navigator 15 (free) and the Dutch OSM maps. I was lucky I knew the way to work with my eyes closed, because I wasn't able to let Navigator show me the way. I set the route the night before, but I wasn't able to get a GPS position. On the way back, I tried the NAVEngine app that did seem to work and after that I switched back to Navigator. then I found this GPS option in one of the Navigator's menu's (the one that has such a small check box that I had to park the car again  to check it. After enabling this option I got some dialog box (from Windows 7, I guess) that asked me if I would want to enable this sensor device. After answering this question positive, I was able to watch TV and when I drove away DigiRX told me that the car was moving and the image disappeared: :) ... Navigator showed me my position on the map, but that was all (no instructions).
 
As I'm  not familiar with Navigator, I couldn't find the option to set a route to my home town, I stopped at the next parking along the highway, because trying to find my way through the menu's of this program is not a good idea when driving a car at 130 km/hr... Navigator might be free, but it won't pay for my funeral :(.
 
After several stops, I finally managed to turn around the route I created last night, but still no instructions and it didn't recalculate the route when I chose an alternative way home. I also found that the indicated speed was always 0.
 
When I got home (about one and a half hours late), I realized that DigiRx was using the OBDII speed, so all this trouble was quite useless after all: :( again.
 
Maybe, I'll give it another trial tomorrow after some practicing at home.
 
It might be my leak of experience with this program, but I really learned to respect navigation programs like TomTom and Sygic after using Navigator for one day!
 
 
Have fun,
Louk.
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Louk Replied
November 11, 2015 at 1:42 PM
A new day, new chances. I found this button next to the Menu button on top of the screen that allows me to select a route point and navigate to it :). I didn't noticed the button because it was almost invisible due to its background.
 
Then I noticed that everything worked as you may expect of a free navigation tool; it worked, but that is about all...
 
However, I noticed that the speed was still 0 despite of my actual speed of 130 km/hr. DigiRx could not display the TV image: Can't determine the Car's speed. Then the most awkward thing happened when I drove into a very long tunnel: Navigator reported a lost GPS signal and suddenly it displayed the car's speed. I realized that Navigator must have used the OBDII speed, but I really don't understand how it got this info. DigiRx told me that the car was moving. Not that it matters, because there wouldn't be any DVB-T signals available in the tunnel anyway.
 
So, the problem is that Navigator (V15.0.2 free) does not extract the speed  from the GPS signal it receives fro  the GPS mouse. I need to figure out some things, but at first sight, this seems to be a bug. Maybe a regional bug?
 
So I wonder, does anyone does get a valid speed from Navigator (paid or free version)? Please let me know and tell my where you live (Europe, UK, Australia, US, or where ever)
Have fun,
Louk.
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Louk Replied
November 12, 2015 at 1:03 PM
Dominik did you set the filter on the first DigiRx setup page (advanced settings enabled)? You probably have 2 choices there; one of them is None, the other is a filter that matches your stick (e.g. Noxon  or Realtek DTV)?
Have fun,
Louk.
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Kuno Replied
April 14, 2016 at 3:08 AM
Hi Louk, long time no 'issues'.
I installed the lates 4.4.9 CF and as reported in the CF thread I do face an issue with necessity to cold boot after de-hibernation.
Now the following happened:
I cold started the PC (except for the event log all switches set for CF startup). I will activate this too to send you an error log.
Being impatient, when the main menu appears, I click on digiRx and chose my radio station. unfortunately when I click 'wählen', the song from the music library starts and a few 10 seconds later also the digiRx starts to play the radio station. Behavior can be reproduced by just being impatient during startup of CF. As done before I want to go to the music library to pause, but the home button within DigiRx directly gets me to the 'reboot' page as if in the top level menu and clicking the X-button. So I click abort to be back in the DigiRx screen. Clicking pause stops the song from the music library and the radio remains on. further pause play, only pause the radio but no more music library play. All funcitonality within DigiRx behaves like normal. Except the title line shows the name of the song from the libary instead of the radio station.
And guess what. NO, absolutely no issues anymore after de-hibernation. perfectly starting the radio, no hassle.
Nevertheless, I will activate the logevents and record for a few days and e-mail the result to you.
I really love the digiRx, but recently I started to think about the monkeyboard to overcome the startup issues.
 
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Louk Replied
April 14, 2016 at 1:32 PM
That's weird: You probably transferred the issue to me: Since you told me "Welcome to the club", I can't tune to any DAB station until I restart CF and in some cases I even need to reboot Windows... 
 
I was under the impression that you still suffered from this too and I've looked several times for a solultion, but I can't find any significant differences in the code between starting the app and resuming from standby.
 
Can you remember what you've changed when it disappeared for you? Like e.g. adding or removing other app's?
Have fun,
Louk.

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