[mythtv-users] Touchscreen

GREG & AMY LINDLEY glindley2 at msn.com
Tue Dec 13 13:07:08 EST 2005


Peter,

Probably the best source of info from the Linux perspective is here:

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-playscreen/

I am in the process of updating that article with some more information.  
The cpu magazine article is a two page spread with some pics and details on 
the hardware.  It doesn't provide details on setting this up on Linux.  Let 
me know if this doesn't help out.

Thanks,
Greg


>From: Peter Osterberg <Peter at supergirl.se>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen
>Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:48:23 +0100
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>I would love to see the notes!
>
>Thank you!
>
>PS. Cool box!
>
>
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>>Peter,
>>  Going through my email and noticed your note.  I have setup mythtv using 
>>a touchscreen (a modified PSOne LCD with a touchscreen on the front).  
>>Pretty easy to do and it all seems to function with mythtv.  I can give 
>>you pointers to the docs if you want.  Here is a pic of it:
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>>It was featured in the November issue of CPU magazine 
>>(www.computerpoweruser.com <http://www.computerpoweruser.com/>) - don't 
>>know if you get this in your country.  The touchscreen functions like a 
>>mouse so I am not aware of changes required to mythtv to support this.
>>  Thanks,
>>Greg
>>
>>     ----- Original Message -----
>>     *From:* Peter Osterberg <mailto:Peter at supergirl.se>
>>     *To:* R. Geoffrey Newbury <mailto:newbury at mandamus.org> ;
>>     Discussion about mythtv <mailto:mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>>     *Sent:* Thursday, December 08, 2005 11:50 PM
>>     *Subject:* Re: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen
>>
>>     R. Geoffrey Newbury wrote:
>>     > On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:52:30 +0100, Peter Osterberg wrote:
>>     >
>>     >      >> Jeff Simpson wrote:
>>     >>        >>>     I have serious thoought of buying one of those 
>>expensive
>>     boxes with a
>>     >>>     built in touchscreen. This is mainly because I find it
>>     annoying to
>>     >>>     have
>>     >>>     to light up my projector when I only want to start a music
>>     track. I
>>     >>>     think it would be really cool if all the standard Myth 
>>display
>>     >>>     could be
>>     >>>     presented on the touchscreen and the menu could be
>>     navigated with just
>>     >>>     my fingertips.
>>     >>>
>>     >>>
>>     >>> If you are thinking of having multiple screens anyway, why not
>>     just go
>>     >>> the console
>>     >>> with keyboard and mouse route? Use the projector for actually
>>     >>> displaying video + etc,
>>     >>> and use the monitor for the menu systems. It would probably cost
>>     >>> significantly less than
>>     >>> a touchscreen system, and you can still operate it with a
>>     remote or
>>     >>> arrow keys very easily.
>>     >>>     >>>          >> To navigate using the keyboard is of course 
>>my second option
>>     but it
>>     >> isn't quite as cool as navigating with a touch screen.
>>     >>
>>     >> I didn't know that it was possible to tweak the Myth GUI to
>>     oprerate on
>>     >> two separate screen as you describe. Are there any HOWTO
>>     available that
>>     >> describes how to set that up?
>>     >>
>>     >> I can see how I can manage to get xine or mplayer to display on
>>     any
>>     >> device using command line options but how do I do this with the
>>     "player"
>>     >> that Myth uses for displaying TV or recorded shows?
>>     >>        >
>>     > Another route would be to use a programmable remote, such as the
>>     Phillips
>>     > Pronto, Marantz RC9500 or Sony RM-VL710 series. All of these are
>>     > programmable with macros. The Phillips and some of the Sony
>>     RM-AV series
>>     > have touchscreens. And one of those would be much cheaper than a
>>     full
>>     > computer box with touchscreen.
>>     >
>>     > Lots of cell-phones are java enable these days too, and have
>>     bluetooth.
>>     > You could program your cell phone as a remote...
>>     >
>>     > I have a Sony-Ericsson T610 and there are at least 2 remote
>>     programs for
>>     > it...
>>     True but that is a one way solution. I want to see music lists etc, I
>>     want two way communication in the SAME device.
>>
>>     I can come up with lots of solutions. This one would be really
>>     cool and
>>     that is why I want it.
>>     All other HTPC projects I've seen support this. I think it is sad
>>     that
>>     Myth lacks mouse support since Myth i superiour when it comes to
>>     everything else.
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