I found the SHEF command set reference that details what commands you use to talk to receivers/DVRs via HTTP at http://www.satinstal...Set-V1.3.C.pdf. I don't see any commands to access the full guide data the receiver has stored. Is there perhaps an undocumented command to do this? I'd like to find a way to access the guide data in some sort of textual format (plain text, XML, HTML, whatever)
If this isn't possible to obtain from the receivers themselves, does Directv make this available anywhere? I know about http://www.directv.com/guide, but that is not text data - it isn't something you can use to grab the full guide information. I suppose it would be possible to do with the right series of HTTP requests, but it would be pretty inefficient.
All I'd really want would be the guide for what is playing right now on each channel. Getting information for future broadcasts for say a couple hours in advance would be nice but not really necessary. Anyone know how to do this? I tried asking directv.com, but I got the email equivalent of a blank stare. If there was some way to get this request routed to the correct people I'm sure I could get some sort of real answer, but that's easier said than done...
The reason why I'm asking is to see if there's some way to get the Directv guide data integrated with a touchscreen remote, so you see the guide on the touchscreen and would be able to select channels from it, rather than have it displayed on the TV (which is important if you aren't in front of the TV you're trying to control) I know there's the Directv app, which probably does this, but it isn't useful to me since it is not a universal remote (no control of TVs, audio system, etc.) Not to mention I'd have to upgrade 16 H20s since they can't do DECA