Front-end support for Windows Media Center Extenders: x5400, WMCE54AG,
DSM-230 (WAS: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV support for Linksys WMCE54AG
and/or D-Link DSM-230)
Eric A. Litman
elitman at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 27 04:00:11 UTC 2004
John Kuhn wrote:
> David George wrote:
>> On 10/28/2004 05:42 PM, Tim wrote:
>>> I think the majority of these boxes stream off of a Intel standard
>>> uPnP "Media Server"... so if a Myth Backend box can emulate that,
>>> they would just work as deisgned (though not as an acutal myth
>>> frontend). I recall someone working on a uPnP server for linux...
> intresting.. anyone using this? or at least attempted?
I just bought an HP x5400 (re-branded version of the Linksys box) and
while I've yet to run it I do know that it runs an embedded version of
WinCE and talks to a Windows XP MCE server using Remote Desktop
Protocol. There may be more to it than this.
I've yet to poke under the hood to see what may be done with it outside
of the MCE environment, and a Google search doesn't turn up anything on
In many ways it's the ideal "media" front end - fanless, built-in
802.11a/g, composite, S-Video and component out, remote control, and
only $260 from Amazon.
Has anyone done any more investigation of these boxes?
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