[mythtv-users] Homebrew PVR Multi-Circuit
tyrstag at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 21 13:10:19 EDT 2004
Yeah, I'd be interested in that!
And if you could design it so it could be fitted in a 5 1/4 drive blank,
that would be great too. I could do the cutting as long as the size was
Mini jack for remote blaster hub?(like this one
http://www.russound.com/857.htm ) That hub can also use external 12v
power. Rather than trying to position the blaster so that it can hit
all my components, I find that the wired "blaster eyes" are easier to
On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 12:27, Dex West wrote:
> I would be very interested in a board like that. The
> only issue for me and possibly other's is I use a
> split frontend / backend.. If everything is on one
> board then I'd have to install it on both my server
> and my 2 frontends.
> So I'd be happy to help out in any way possible. I
> have no hardware background but do have a software
> background (mostly windows development unfortunately).
> --- Steven White <stevew at s2microsolutions.com> wrote:
> > I read some posts on toggling an LED to show system
> > status and came up
> > with something to dress up my MythTV box. I'm
> > designing a small circuit
> > that integrates an IR receiver, IR transmitter,
> > status LEDs, and a 2
> > line LCD into one small pc board. LCD messages
> > would be sent via a
> > serial message protocol (hopefully using the same
> > COM port as the one
> > used for LIRC..can this be done since I'd only need
> > the TX and RX
> > lines???). Any message could be sent to the
> > display, such as "Now
> > Playing: The Simpsons" or "Recording: The Sopranos".
> > The status LEDs
> > could be turned on and off via a serial message
> > also. The IR
> > transmitter LED(s) and status LED(s) could be
> > remotely mounted from the
> > board. Power would be drawn from a hard drive power
> > supply connector.
> > The LCD would be optional and autodetected by the
> > onboard
> > microcontroller. The goal of all of this is to
> > combine all of the
> > hardware needed for a homebrew PVR into one pcb
> > board to make things
> > neat and easy for people who don't have any
> > soldering or electronics
> > experience. If there is enough interest, I can have
> > a batch made after
> > the prototypes are tested (I own an electrical
> > engineering business).
> > MythTV developers would get free sample boards if
> > these things get
> > popular enough to be supported in the project. Does
> > this sound like
> > something useful? Does anyone else have a wishlist
> > for their MythTV box?
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
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