[mythtv-users] Homebrew PVR Multi-Circuit

Scott Pouliot spouliot at scpsoftware.net
Mon Jun 21 18:27:07 EDT 2004

Well that too...hehe  Soldering big wires I'm fine with...small
stuff...forget it!  I'm a mess.  Haha


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of James Satterfield
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 5:21 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Homebrew PVR Multi-Circuit

I burn tabletops with mine. =(


Scott Pouliot <spouliot at scpsoftware.net> wrote: 
>Ditto...I would love something like this as well since I can only manage
>burn my fingers with a soldering iron  ;-)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of John Patrick Poet
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 3:42 PM
>To: Discussion about mythtv
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Homebrew PVR Multi-Circuit
>I agree.  I would love a board like this.
>On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Charles Lavin wrote:
>> Are you kidding me.  Who wouldn't want one?  I wouldn't even limit
>> yourself to Myth or even Linux.  I built a homebrew receiver and
>> transmitter and had them both working in windows.  Any HTPC user would
>> love such an addition especially newbies.  I frequently read HTPC forums
>> (ie myHTPC, SageTV, HTPCNews, theGreenButton, shspvr, etc) and the
>> biggest problem for newbies getting setup is the remote control.  The
>> next biggest problem I see is how to control the cable box.  You can
>> kill two birds with one stone and even get a few more bells and whistles
>> to tinker with.  Prebuilt transmitter can get kind of expensive.  I
>> think I paid $30 for an Actisys IR Blaster.  I minored in Electrical
>> Engineering Technology and it took me quite a bit of time to put the
>> transmitter and receiver together.  I'd venture to guess that the
>> schematics would scare most people off.
>> I'd buy one even though I got a 3 remote receivers(pvr-350, lola,
>> homebrew) and 2 transmitters(homebrew, Actisys).
>> Damn good idea.  Wish I had the skills to pull something like that off.
>> On Sun, 2004-06-20 at 22:57, Steven White 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Steve
>> >
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
>> > mythtv-users mailing list
>> > mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> > http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list