Difference between revisions of "Talk:Choosing Frontend Hardware"

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=AppleTV=
 
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The article claims that it is capable of HD.  While, it may be capable of outputting at HD resolutions, I do not think it's capable of HD in a MythTV context (i.e. playing a broadcast ATSC MPEG2 stream), it doesn't have the horsepower.  People have tried playing HD MPEG2 via VLC, and found the AppleTV can't keep up.
 
The article claims that it is capable of HD.  While, it may be capable of outputting at HD resolutions, I do not think it's capable of HD in a MythTV context (i.e. playing a broadcast ATSC MPEG2 stream), it doesn't have the horsepower.  People have tried playing HD MPEG2 via VLC, and found the AppleTV can't keep up.
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=HP t5720 / t5725 thin client=
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In response to getting the wireless working with this option, I use t5730 thin clients at work, with a mix of wireless or ethernet only.  I had one ethernet only thin client that I had "converted" to wireless by purchasing a Wi-Fi USB (~$30) module similar in size to the USB storage drives and installed it inside of the client's protected USB area.  Not sure if this these client versions have the same protected USB hatch, but plugging it into the external USB might work just the same.

Revision as of 15:38, 12 April 2010

Scope

The intro claims that this page is SD only, but there is a lot of HD info. Maybe another page should be created for HD frontend choices.

XBox 360

Has anyone tried the XBox 360 as a frontend? Any insights?

PS3

  • need more info! (not even sure if anyone has MythTV working on one yet?)
    • Yes, tested as a backend & frontend using Gentoo, MythTV 0.20 on a 60GB PS3 with a WINTV-PVR-USB2 tuner. --Yani 10:21, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Yani, you stated that playback is slow due to the framebuffer. Did you compile MythTV against normal Qt and run it inside X with framebuffer as driver, or did you compile MythTV against qt-embedded and run it directly from the console without X? I already have a backend server running fine so i'm only interested in a frontend on the PS3. --Shyru 09:26, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
      • I started a new page documenting my own progress of MyhtTV on the ps3: MythTV on Playstation 3 --Shyru

I moved from the article to discussion Kichigai Mentat 00:41, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

AppleTV

The article claims that it is capable of HD. While, it may be capable of outputting at HD resolutions, I do not think it's capable of HD in a MythTV context (i.e. playing a broadcast ATSC MPEG2 stream), it doesn't have the horsepower. People have tried playing HD MPEG2 via VLC, and found the AppleTV can't keep up.

HP t5720 / t5725 thin client

In response to getting the wireless working with this option, I use t5730 thin clients at work, with a mix of wireless or ethernet only. I had one ethernet only thin client that I had "converted" to wireless by purchasing a Wi-Fi USB (~$30) module similar in size to the USB storage drives and installed it inside of the client's protected USB area. Not sure if this these client versions have the same protected USB hatch, but plugging it into the external USB might work just the same.