[mythtv] Re:Idea

mpgordon mpgordon at comcast.net
Fri Aug 15 19:07:26 EDT 2003

I too am interested in Home automation.

I have been planning to build a Myth box so that I can some how incorporate
Home Automation as a plug-in.

I am an experience C/C++ programmer, with limited spare time.  But I am very
interested in MythTv and home automation.  I believe that home automation
would fit well in to the Myth interface.

Here is what I would like to accomplish with home automation in MythTV.

1. Simple manual device control.
2. I would like it if a lighting scene is executed when I play a DVD or
3. Create a different light scene that is executed when I listen to music.
4. Some sort of visual notification when a device is turned on/off or when a
sensor is tripped.

I have been investigating different approaches and would like to here your

I plan on using X10 protocol to control X10 devices.  There already exist
Linux drivers to communicate with such devices.

I like the idea that the myth screen have a 'hole' in it for playing video


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