[mythtv-users] New Nokia web device -- ultimate Myth controller?
cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Thu May 26 15:39:41 UTC 2005
I think it's great because you should be able to control your other
devices all from the Nokia. Devices like your TV, receiver/amp, DVD
player, Lights, motorized screen (for a projector) etc. It would be
really cool if someone created some software to link this with Myth
and allow you to learn commands for your other devices too, then store
those learned commands in a file for backup purposes. Just my 2
On 5/26/05, Dewey Smolka <dsmolka at gmail.com> wrote:
> What I'm thinking with this is rather than indirectly sending commands
> to the frontend (or backend) via lirc, you could directly control the
> unit through ssh (since it is an autonomous unit connected by WiFi).
> In the case of distributed frontends, you would be able to monitor and
> control each frontend from a single hand-held unit, and from anywhere
> within range of your wireless network.
> The difference is that with lirc, you have a limited set of commands
> that can be sent, and those can be sent only to the box hosting the
> lirc device. With something like the Nokia on a network, you can send
> any linux command to any box on the network.
> I'm not yet sure how or why this would be useful, but it strikes me as
> a potentially very powerful tool.
> I'm also not sure how or if this would be possible, but I'm guessing
> that since the Nokia machine is built on a standard kernel that you
> can get to a shell and start constructing nifty little scripts and
> widgets. I'm also pretty sure that such tinkering would be a great
> deal harder on a WinCE machine. I don't know enough about palm to
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