[mythtv-users] Frontends all around the house
a.f.6 at pobox.com
Sun Dec 12 23:17:04 UTC 2004
Check out the irman. It a selfcontained IR receiver that decodes that
ir stream and puts out rs232. LIRC works with it although there are
different definitions for remote controls as the irman does some
decoding and it's output isn't like the raw data stream of most pickups.
On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 17:01 -0500, cythraul wrote:
> For sometime now, I've been running MythTV in the living room and the
> experience has been great. Now, I'd like to add more frontends in the
> house but I'm stuck with hardware decisions.
> Currently, my backend is also my main file server running on a used
> PowerEdge 1400 server with p3/800 cpu witch is enough for my DVB card.
> The (current) frontend is a clone p3/866 with an Nvidia MX440 and a
> 9gig HD.
> The only problem with this setup is the lack of remote control. I have
> to use my wireless keyboard. While I never lost it like a regular
> remote control, it's cumbersome. :)
> The backends holds my archived mp3, dvd and recordings as well as my
> dvd writer when the HD capacity reaches a critical point. :)
> After much googling(tm), I found myself with more questions then
> answers so I thought I'd ask this mailing list.
> I'm looking for something cheap with a as-small-as-possible footprint
> (for example an openbrick or one of mini-itx.com's projects) while
> getting enough CPU for mpeg4 processing.
> Living in an apartment, I'd rather not add more cabling to the place
> so a Wi-Fi setup would be ideal _and_ portable. My Wi-Fi router is a
> 802.11g, I believe it's enough bandwidth even for LiveTV but I rarely
> use this feature; I record everything and watch what I want when it's
> TV time. Else, MythVideo is my friend.
> Just the thought of only plugging power and A/V cables is soothing. :)
> Eliminating the need for a hard drive would also be great. Booting
> from LAN or from a CF (tho, expensive solution) would be great.
> Optionally, for a frontend, KnoppMyth could boot on CD but cdroms can
> be noisy.
> Speaking of KnoppMyth, I realise that this frontend box would also
> need to be widely supported by the community, I've read that Epia 6000
> boxes suffer a Unichrome driver issue (I have read as much as I'd like
> on this issue.)
> So, in short, does a small, cheap, wi-fi (fanless?) box with enough cpu exist?
> Optionally, a pre-assembled box would be great. I've been building PCs
> for years now and frankly, I'm tired of it. But if price is an issue,
> I'm prepared for it. :)
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