[mythtv-users] Frontends all around the house

Christopher McEwan christopher.mcewan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 11:29:07 UTC 2004


Also running an xbox frontend, launced from a dashboard menu item in
the Evo-x dashboard, can still play xbox games no problem.

The link to xebian provided above should be all you need !


On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:36:19 +0700, anders smith <4nders at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have xbox frontends and they work great both for myth & games.
> The only issue I have found is the bad dvd drives makes it hard to
> play many discs....
> If you plan to use xbox live you will kost likely have a problem!
> anders
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 21:19:41 -0500, Brian Meehan <bmeehan at rescueteam.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to do this same thing, but I wonder will I still be able to use the
> > Xbox as a game console? I have the Xectuer 2.3b installed with a 160GB HD. I
> > just bought a new 200GB HD and wouldn't mind some funky partitions if it
> > meant I could use the same console for 2 purposes. I have heard some folks
> > talk about the switch on the Xectuer 2.3 being the key... Is anyone on this
> > list doing just that?
> >
> > Sorry if I'm getting too off-topic. Thanks!
> > -Brian
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> > [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Mary Wright
> > Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 1:27 PM
> > To: cythraul; Discussion about mythtv
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Frontends all around the house
> >
> > At 02:01 PM 12/12/2004, you wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> >  I found that the xbox is a decent front end it's cheap comes with
> > everything you need and very very easy to setup
> >
> > http://bit.blkbk.com/
> >
> > have a look here  there's a install script that gets a xbox installed with
> > xebian in about a hour well for me anyways
> >
> > Latz Mary
> >
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >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. :)
> > >
> > >Thanks!
> > >cythraul
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