[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri May 21 20:39:50 UTC 2010


On Friday 21 May 2010 02:36:59 pm Josh White wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Friday 21 May 2010 12:55:16 pm jedi wrote:
> > >    A liberated JooJoo probably has more potential. The newer Archos
> > > tablets might also have some potential. An Android app might be useful
> > > if not now than in the near future when something catches up HW wise.
> >
> > An Android tablet computer is in fact available, with an ARM CPU, but I
> > don't
> > think it would be very useful for Myth.
> >
> > It's called a "Nook", and once rooted it's a fairly decent Android
> > platform,
> > but the B+W display is not too useful for video, and the color touch
> > screen is
> > pretty small. Some folks have been running the Pandora browser, which
> > seems better than the one B&N included in the 1.3 release.
> >
> > The Nook seems to have a very active hacker community. Most of the
> > hacking on
> > the Kindle seems to be about cracking the DRM, and I have no desire to
> > steal
> > books.
> >
> > At least the Kindle now somewhat supports PDF files, in the past you had
> > to send your PDF to Amazon and have them convert the file to something
> > the Kindle
> > understood, and pay for the privilege. Nook deals with PDFs very well, as
> > long
> > as the required fonts are embedded in the file (most seem to be).
> >
> > I still say the iPad sounds like some sort of feminine hygiene product.

> 
> Are you referring to the Nook E-Book Reader?  Sounds like some kind of porn
> device to me.


Yes, the Barnes and Noble Nook E-Book reader. It has  some potential as an 
Android hacker platform, and costs far less than the iPad.

I didn't choose the name, but I agree it's probably not the best choice.


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