[mythtv-users] questions on using Mac Mini as remote frontend...
mythtv at tedde.nu
Wed Nov 21 17:23:28 UTC 2007
>>>> 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.
>> What remote (especially receiver) are you using for your mac mini?
>> Anyone successfully using the internal receiver with another remote than
>> the bundled one?
> I hadn't thought of that.
> I just use the same streamzap remote that I was using with
> my original frontend box. I also have an MCE remote (from the
> PVR150 kit) that runs on my backend.
> The bundled remote is pretty much why I'm not running MacOSX.
My intention is to use the internal receiver (if possible) with a
Hauppuage or MCE remote, anyone with this setup?
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