It shows the general information about TV card that can be known via video4linux layer.
You can set some start-up parameters. However the program may ignore them. It is possible that they will be disappeared or won't...
It displays video channels of TV card with their capabilities.
You can change the colors and font of the program name that displays on the TV window when you switch the program to the another one.
It displays audio channels of TV card.
You can setup teletext related functions here.
You can enable or disable teletext decoding. If you disable decoding if you want to save CPU and memory usage. In this case teletext display refreshing also disabled.
You can set whether to hold teletext page after page change or not. If you set hold page, subpage don't change automatically when new subpage received.
You can enable removing pages from page store at channel changing. If you enable it teletext pages of different channels don't mixing with each other, so eg. you can't find German pages under an English channel.
You can enable saving pages of the page store at channel changing. If you enable it gnometv save each page in a binary file into a given directory, and reload it if you change back to that channel again. You have to give a directory path in which page data is stored. The files in this directory can grow big (about 10Mb) which can slow down page changing on slower machines (so this is only usefull if you use only the teletext part). And you should also pay attention on disk usage.
So if you use gnometv to watch tv only, you should disable teletext. If you would like to use teletext, you should enable page store deleting. And if you have enough disk space you should enable page store saving.
You can setup LIRC related functions here (LIRC is the abbreviation of Linux Infrared Remote Control. This gives your linux box a software and hardware interface to receive and transmit infrared codes commonly used by televisions, vcrs, stereos. LIRC is not part of the gnometv distribution, you should download it from its website http://fsinfo.cs.uni-sb.de/~columbus/lirc/ or from the public cvs repository mentioned on that page.)
You can enable or disable LIRC support. (If someone else is pushing a remote controller in the room and you don't want gnometv to receive that signals).
You can define the location of the lirc.conf file. LIRC stores the known codes in it, so gnometv parses it so you can select one of the codes and assign it to a gnometv function (eg. selecting next page in teletext). If you select an invalid config file you cant select codes from the combo below.
In the list you can define LIRC button and function pairs. These pairs define what to do if one button on a remote controller pushed. You select a row in the list, and you can change the assignment with the two combo boxes below the list, or by the learn button. When you click on the learn button, the next lirc code coming from the receiver will replace the LIRC button combo entry. You can create a new line in the list with the New button and remove the selected line with the Remove button.
Currently the following functions of gnometv can be accessed by remote controller:
TXT window keypress 0-9
Next and previous page or subpage for TXT window
Red, green, yellow, blue and the index button for TXT window
Next and previous program for TV window
TV window keypress 0-9
Toggle display of TV and TXT window
Toggle fullscreen mode of TV window