[mythtv-users] Entertainment hub
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 21:51:17 UTC 2006
On 10/12/06, Jason <fearthepenguin at jasonandjessi.com> wrote:
> I know that this is sort of covered in the FAQ (the answer is "doesn't
> that defeat the purpose of a DVR?"), but I want to ask a few more
> questions and gauge interest. Myth has become pretty much the
> entertainment hub in my house. It's amazing everything that it can do.
> My AV rack has been cut down to an amp, myth and my game consoles. I
> would love to hook my gamecube up to one of my unused inputs on one of
> my tuners and be able to switch to it with myth, but as my wife says,
> it's pretty tricky playing crazy taxi with a 5 second lag.
> So, to the question. What would it take to implement a mode in mythtv
> where the DVR functionality pretty much turns off and an input is
> displayed realtime to the TV? MythVideo can already play files using
> mplayer, and mplayer can display live TV, so I'm thinking that a quick
> hack to change a tuners input and crank on mplayer is all it would take.
> I'm a microcontroller guy, but I know some C and I'm willing to try to
> undertake this myself, but I wanted to pose the question in case their
> are serious technical issue that would prevent this from working.
as has been discussed ad naseum on this list, you can simply create a
menu entry that will run xawtv/etc for instant "livetv".
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