[mythtv-users] media mvp
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.
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