[mythtv-users] Cheap UK frontend?

Ben Firshman ben at firshman.co.uk
Wed Jun 4 00:19:38 UTC 2008


My plan when I finally get BBC HD (probably once it's available on  
freeview) is to get the backend to transcode it to MPEG-2, which the  
Apple TV can play.

Would this be realistic?

Ben

On 3 Jun 2008, at 23:39, Nick F wrote:

> Yes - no problem.  I bought an ATV in the US at an Apple store for  
> $229, and dual boot with Linux (I used Ubuntu because that's what  
> the guide was written for).  The Nvidia chip is more than happy  
> being fed PAL material, which was then connected to my LCD TV with a  
> HDMI cable.
>
> When using it in Apple mode - it also works just fine with PAL, and  
> even in the Apple setup menus you can choose 720p_50 or 720p_60 for  
> example.  It obviously will not play BBC HD.
>
> Google atvbootlader.  The developer has done a lot of great work  
> making it pretty easy to use.
>
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 3:29 PM, migmog <andrew at migmog.com> wrote:
> 2008/6/3 Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com>:
> > On 6/3/08, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 03/06/2008, Greg Cope <gregcope at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Anyone any recommendations for a cheap/small low power SD front  
> end for
> >> > the UK?
> >> I doubt you can get much cheaper/smaller/low power than the  
> Hauppauge MVP.
> >> Otherwise the Mac Mini sounds a nice option.
> >
> > Mac Mini is a brilliant option - but not that cheap.  The AppleTV,  
> running
> > Linux, is a good option.  If you can pick one up in the US they  
> are cheaper
> > (about 115).  SD playback is good (from captured DVB-S or T),  
> bootup and
>
> Does an Apple TV from the US work with our UK PAL stuff?
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