Doing some Internet searching I came up with this link:
perceptiveautomation.com/use … php?t=4546
This suggests that the Apple TV can be controlled via IP and that the protocol isn’t locked down as stated in the FAQs. However I’m not sure if this info is for the first generation Apple TV or the Apple TV 2. It would take a little investigation and programming but if Roomie can become an authorised device for control within the Apple TV then I see no reason for not having direct control from within Roomie.
Further reading has brought this up which is definitely aimed at the second generation:
My Apple TV is jail broken (is anyone’s not!!:)). So direct IP control is perfectly possible if ATV flash has been installed.
can somebody from support explain why this hasn’t been highlighted as a possibility and how we can integrate the Apple TV into Roomie with direct control provided it is jail broken?