[mythtv] Re: Crazy Thoughts + RF Remote Ideas
mythtv_list at entermix.com
Wed Feb 5 14:43:21 EST 2003
On Wed, 2003-02-05 at 10:32, Charles Choukalos wrote:
> XBOX Modding... Geesh... you've got a lot of time on
> your hand.
Not at ALL! :-)
> Seriously though the XBOX rocks for
> Halo/Ghost Recon/MechWarrior... just way too much fun.
> But then again I'm not a PC gamer. I'm too busy to
> spend much time on various computer projects.
> However, if you're looking for cheap mythtv
> platform... why not look at used pc's.
I have been, it just seems that a lot of people on the list are looking
for a "quality" box. I have an iBook and a G4 Tower, I have quality,
I'm looking for a cheap box to do just MythTV. :-)
> You can find
> some super cheap computers at imploaded small
> co's/startups. I bought my dual 550mhz piii server
> for $50! I picked up 2 gigs of ECC ram for it for
> another $100, and a pair of 60 gig IDE drives for $50.
> Pretty dirt cheap if you ask me.
This sounds great to me.
> I also got some
> avermedia tv card that blows chunks thrown in from
> some where else. But seriously I can do 320x240 (and
> on a tv its quite acceptable) of mpeg4, while still
> serving web pages, music, and running compile jobs
> (just rember to nice your processes).
That's good for me too, although I would like 480 for live tv if
> I've got my
> server up in a closet, and am working on using an RF
> remote to control it (works like a champ). Basically
> you need an RF modulator (Stereo at Radioshack $30),
> Low pass filter [optional, depends upon your cable tv
> setup] ~$40 through OnQue (or about $10 if you build
> your own passive filter), and a Coax Combiner (about
> $10) and hook it into your tv wiring. Then tune for
> say channel 94 or something like that. Pretty slick.
That does sound cool. I am in a small apartment so I will probably just
use the remote that comes with WinTV or something.
> However, my problem is that I had to upgrade to RH8.0
> to get MythMusic working. But now I can't get
> Mythfrontend to talk to mythbackend. I changed the
> backendsettings.txt file, opened up the ports on my
> fire wall and restarted ipchains. But its still not
> working?! Any ideas? Do I have to list the ports in
> /etc/services ? What am I missing (my box is named
> mediaserver , but localhost should also point to it)?!
Sorry, I'm not even to this point yet.
Thanks for you input!
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