[mythtv-users] Advice re: Frontend/Backend
dave at theansells.com
Mon Apr 18 17:43:02 UTC 2005
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From: "Preet Khalsa" <preet at ecbit.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 3:17 AM
Subject: [mythtv-users] Advice re: Frontend/Backend
> Hi all,
> I love Myth. I have now convinced the wife to join the party. So we
> bought an LCD TV/Monitor combo for the living room. What I need now is
> a way to display from the backend to a frontend in another room.
> I am looking for practical experiences from people. There should be no
> problem setting this up. The current frontend/backend combo will remain
> as is.
> Here are what I think are the possible combos. I would like your ideas
> on which I should go with and why.
> 1. Run a network cable to another room. Install a normal frontend.
> But how will the remote work? Are there universal IR receivers that are
> reasonable and work with LIRC? I have been on the LIRC web site and
> there is only one home made unit from Germany that I can see.
> 2. Go wireless for the networking. I have read that go nothing less
> than 'g'. This is a busy corner of a city I live in. I worry about
> 3. Use a MyVideo system to transfer the TV-Out of my FX5200 to the
> other room. The problem with this approach is that the backend is also
> a general purpose computer with three people using it with different
> IDs. At least the MyVideo will transmit the IR remote signals back to
> the other room.
> What have you all set up when you have gone client/server.
> Thanks all.
I have used these:
everything you need inc remote.
I run it diskless and it is fanless so silent and wife-friendly.
Same can be done with EPIA mini ITX boards.
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