[mythtv-users]Help on implementing myth on multiple/various TV's

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Dec 1 20:33:13 EST 2005

Chad wrote:

>I have been killing myself trying to figure out a solution for the following:
>A semi-large to large network of 25+ TV's with various inputs on a
>mythTV network.
It basically boils down to, what is the cheapest Linux box I can build 
with TV output?  Considering the cost of just a case is more than the 
$20-30 you quote, it is a difficult prospect at best.  You could easily 
forgo hard disks by going with a network booting system and while 
multiple frontends per box is doable, the problem then shifts to IR 
control from multiple sources.   All in all, it is a losing proposition...

However, there is an intersting project, MythRoku built on the Roku HD 
Photobridge devices.  While not cheap ($200) for a basic frontend 
compared to a MediaMVP, it is very very cheap considering that it does 
HD playback.



I don't think you're going to find an answer given the cost restrictions 
you have placed on the frontend, but there is a variety of options for 
you if you are willing to meet the cost requirements and Myth is 
certainly flexible enough to handle the implementation.


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