[mythtv-users] Ubuntu TV

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Jan 11 19:08:31 UTC 2012


On 1/11/2012 13:37, jedi wrote:
>>> Another place where they are trying to ram a "touchscreen" interface in
>>> where it doesn't belong -- just like they are doing with on traditional
>>> keyboard-and-mouse platforms.
>>>
>> You're being one-dimensional with what MythTV and its ilk can do. My
>> project wasn't meant to be a TV, it was a media hub for the kitchen. Get
>      Point your remote in the general direction of the living room or
> family room and click away. No need for another box in the kitchen in
> a remotely modern house.

Perhaps someone is watching something different in the family room.  
Perhaps you want to pull up a website, or display a recipe.  Perhaps you 
give it a barcode scanner and have it monitor your pantry, building 
dinner suggestions and printing shopping lists.  There are plenty of 
reasons as to why a computer in the kitchen could be useful.


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