[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?
junk_inbox at verizon.net
Wed Feb 4 23:49:58 UTC 2009
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You *are* missing something. You won't be able to decrypt encrypted
> > unless perhaps somebody were to some up with a Linux/CableCard solution,
> > which is unlikely.
> i guess i should refrain from saying STB. And use extender. Not a
> all in one box but a device that streams myth recording from the
> backend to the TV.
> > It would be hard to sell something that would only receive off-airs and
> > perhaps some other clear channels (home shopping, CSPAN etc.).
> > $200 frontends are possible, a lot of people are doing it with AppleTV.
> > situation can only get better.
> The Apple TV is far from ideal, it requires a hackish job that only
> handles MPEG2 what I really mean is a box like the Sage Extender but
> exclusively for Myth.
According to the specs, it looks like it would work with MythTV out of the
box -- as a simple UPnP player:
*Media sources supported:* Online Video, external USB Mass Storage Devices,
NAS or Mac/PC over SMB/CIFS, *UPnP,* SageTV Media Center
*(and sorry to the list admins as I keep replying from the wrong email
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