[mythtv-users] Entertainment hub
andrew at nccomp.com
Thu Oct 12 21:55:55 UTC 2006
I might be completely missing something here, but don't multiple inputs
on your TV make this a non-issue? In my case, I have a Cox Digital Cable
DVR on input 1, my Myth box on input 2, my DVD changer on input 3, and
input 4 shares whatever game console I'm using at the time or the
camcorder feed. All I have to do to switch between things is to change
the TV input with my remote... no need to run a game console through a
> 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.
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