[mythtv-users] Does MythTV Obviate a DVD Player?

Paul Kidwell tmb at ieee.org
Fri Sep 3 10:06:02 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Smith
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 5:21 PM
> If you have a MythTV box, is there any reason to
> get/have a stand-alone DVD player? I need to get a DVD
> player - the ones I was looking at had the Faroudja
> chip and were around $500. Does MythTV have all the
> functionality of these DVD players?

Not for me. I had a Sony 200 disk DVD changer before I put together my
MythTV system. I'm presently burning kids shows to DVD so when one of my
3 daughters says "Daaaaaddy... I wanna see the Magic School Bus show
with the butterflies in it" I can punch it right up.

Of course, the alternative is to have a Terabyte file server. That idea
does have it's strong points, but there isn't enough cash on hand to get
one of those (yet :)

Paul Kidwell
VP of R & D
Preferred Engineering
A division of CPRIII, Inc.
380 South Street
Rochester, MI 48307

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