[mythtv-users] questions on using Mac Mini as remote frontend...

Fredrik Hallgarde mythtv at tedde.nu
Wed Nov 21 16:08:50 UTC 2007


jedi at mishnet.org skrev:
>> I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini for the bedroom as primarily a
>> remote mythfrontend for watching TV/DVD and playing music.
>>
>> reading through the list and the wiki it seems like all the major
>> parts of mythfrontend work with the OSX compile of mythtv including
>> SPDIF output for AC3 on the newer Intel Mini's. I'll be using wireless
>> for now, but will run a cat5e line to the bedroom so i can play back
>> my recorded HD content.
>>     
>
>     If you have an intel based system that you could use for testing,
> this would probably give you a good idea of the basic performance
> limitations of the wireless network and modern cpus.
>
>     I use a minimac as my main frontend but I don't run MacOSX. I
> just run Ubuntu and the normal Linux releases.
>
>     A current core duo mini is more than capable of doing h264 and
> 1080p. I don't use the spdif output so I can't comment on that. From
> my point of view the mini is just another PC.
>
> [deletia]
>
>   

What remote (especially receiver) are you using for your mac mini?
Anyone successfully using the internal receiver with another remote than 
the bundled one?

Thanks

Fredrik



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