[mythtv-users] Apple iTV - MythTV Frontend?
jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 10 19:38:02 UTC 2007
>From: jedi at mishnet.org (Kevin Hulse)
>On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 09:05:35PM -0800, Jake Palmer wrote:
> > >From: jedi at mishnet.org (Kevin Hulse)
> > >On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 01:05:05PM -0800, Jake Palmer wrote:
> > >> >Greg Estabrooks wrote:
> > >> > >> I know it's way to early for anyone here to have any concrete
> > >> > >> knowledge...but it's maybe time to start thinking about it.
> > >> > >>
> > >> > >> $299 for HDTV playback device includes 40GB hard disk....nice
> > >price,
> > >> >even
> > >> > >> better features.
> > >>
> > >> Well it's mostly HD. Only 720p. I'd rather spend $200 more for a
> > >that
> > >> already runs linux, has blue ray and supports 1080p.
> > >
> > > You could just spend $100 more on a pundit, aopen minimac clone
> > >or some cube based system built from scratch.
> > >
> > > Any of those should be better equipped to do 1080p.
> > >
> > >[deletia]
> > I think you're missing the major point here. The only source for 1080p
> > material is Blu-ray and HD-DVD. I already have a computer capable of
> > playback. What I don't have is access to any 1080p material. Hence the
> > desire to get a PS3.
> Just get the xbox HD-DVD drive. Lots cheaper than a PS3.
And plug it into what? Used 360's go for at least $300. 300 for Xbox + 200
for HD-DVD = 500.
So my choice is spend $500 for:
Brand new PS3 with built in Blu-ray, 1080p HDMI output and native linux
Used 360 and an external HD-DVD with 1080i component output and no linux.
Not a hard choice.
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