[mythtv-users] Bluetooth Question

Renaud Desarzens rde_lists at desarzens.ch
Mon Oct 4 09:11:22 EDT 2004

On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 1:43 PM, Steven wrote:
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 1:43 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Bluetooth Question
> Renaud Desarzens wrote:
> > On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 8:17 AM, David Whyte wrote:
> > 
> >>Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 8:17 AM
> >>To: Discussion about mythtv
> >>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Bluetooth Question
> >>
> >>An obivous use would be as a remote control :P  I was hoping to work
> >>on this once I get a Myth box, but this is looking like being light
> >>years away :(
> > 
> > 
> > Having a "light MythTV frontend" running on a bluetooth capable PDA.
> > Wouldn't it make a great remote to control the real MythTV 
> frontend/backend?
> > MythTV is really a great piece of software! The only thing 
> I'm missing is a
> > remote control with an integrated display allowing me to 
> control MythTV like
> > most of us do now via our TV set. But when just listening 
> to music (audio
> > CD, MP3, OGG, internet radio, FM radio, ...) it would be 
> great not to have
> > to power on the TV set because of that. Having the MythTV 
> frontend displayed
> > on my PDA screen would even replace a lcd display. 
> > 
> > Now that I'm thinking about it more and more... Is it 
> possible to use a PDA
> > display which acts as X server? Couldn't we then run the 
> MythTV frontend gui
> > on a PDA? Are there any X servers available for PDA (palm 
> and/or pocketPC)?
> > Do we then need to have linux enabled PDA's?
> > 
> > Renaud
> >
> You could run mythfrontend in a 320x240 (or whatever) 
> vncserver on your 
> backend and connect to it with your PDA. There are VNC 
> viewers available 
> for every PDA out there.
> Or you get yourself a linux based PDA (like a zaurus) and run a full 
> frontend on it. Wireless tv wachting on your PDA, now that is 
> geeky :-)

Possibly one way to achieve it, yes. Will give it a try this or next week...
but I don't need video playback on my PDA. I think there will be performance
and/or bandwidth issues with a bluetooth connection between PDA and the
MythTV frontend box during video playback. Unfortunately I don't have WiFi
on my PDA and any other equipment here at home and will not do any
investments on it...


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