[mythtv-users] media mvp

Roger Heflin rogerheflin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 18:23:19 UTC 2008


Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Kevin Robbins wrote:
> 
>> Hey again list....
>>
>> I have recently learned that a hauppauge media mvp will work as a  
>> front end with no configuration. Is this true?? Is there ay  
>> limitation as far as the firmware version or revision numbers of the  
>> mvp? I'm itching a responce, I will buy two today if this is the  
>> case. I'm sick of the VIA EPIA m-10000 saga!!
> 
> It will play media files, but that's it. You are limited to what upnp  
> will provide. This means no commercial skipping or any other frontend  
> function aside from playing back a file that has been recorded. I  
> considered a upnp playback device for my bedroom and ended up getting  
> an AppleTV for $229, reformatting the drive and installing mythbuntu  
> on it. Now I can do anything one would expect from a frontend and it's  
> small, quiet and uses little power. The only drawback is the limited  
> number of buttons on the remote. I hope to fix that soon with some  
> tricks I've read about online.

If you are using the replacement tftpboot file it has a setup to directly access 
mythtv stuff (both the backend and the mysql database) and with that you can 
also schedule recordings, delete recordings, and there is a commercial skip 
option for the recordings.

                          Roger




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