[mythtv-users] Entertainment hub
cpartin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 21:59:57 UTC 2006
On 10/12/06, Andrew Davis <andrew at nccomp.com> wrote:
> 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
> tuner input...
> Jason 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.
> > Thoughts?
You could also get a mid level home theater receiver with video
switching if your TV doesn't have enough inputs. Seems like that
would be better than trying to hack passthrough inputs in the back the
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