[mythtv-users] Touchscreen - pluto

Dean Collins Dean at collins.net.pr
Mon Dec 5 11:03:25 EST 2005

wow I didn't know it only supported Symbian, thats a real shame - yep it would be a deal breaker with most people because of the lack of functionality of the Symbian product line.



From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Raphael Pooser
Sent: Mon 12/5/2005 10:31 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen

Dean Collins wrote:

> you might be interested in PlutoHome, not sure how much functionality
> you can drive from your mobiel handset though.
> Cheers,
> Dean
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of R. Geoffrey Newbury
> *Sent:* Fri 12/2/2005 5:27 PM
> *To:* Discussion about mythtv
> *Subject:* Re: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen
> On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:52:30 +0100, Peter Osterberg wrote:
> >Jeff Simpson wrote:
> >>
> >>     I have serious thoought of buying one of those expensive boxes
> with a
> >>     built in touchscreen. This is mainly because I find it annoying to
> >>     have
> >>     to light up my projector when I only want to start a music track. I
> >>     think it would be really cool if all the standard Myth display
> >>     could be
> >>     presented on the touchscreen and the menu could be navigated
> with just
> >>     my fingertips.
> >>
> >>
> >> If you are thinking of having multiple screens anyway, why not just go
> >> the console
> >> with keyboard and mouse route? Use the projector for actually
> >> displaying video + etc,
> >> and use the monitor for the menu systems. It would probably cost
> >> significantly less than
> >> a touchscreen system, and you can still operate it with a remote or
> >> arrow keys very easily.
> >>
> >To navigate using the keyboard is of course my second option but it
> >isn't quite as cool as navigating with a touch screen.
> >
> >I didn't know that it was possible to tweak the Myth GUI to oprerate on
> >two separate screen as you describe. Are there any HOWTO available that
> >describes how to set that up?
> >
> >I can see how I can manage to get xine or mplayer to display on any
> >device using command line options but how do I do this with the "player"
> >that Myth uses for displaying TV or recorded shows?
> Another route would be to use a programmable remote, such as the Phillips
> Pronto, Marantz RC9500 or Sony RM-VL710 series. All of these are
> programmable with macros. The Phillips and some of the Sony RM-AV series
> have touchscreens. And one of those would be much cheaper than a full
> computer box with touchscreen.
> Lots of cell-phones are java enable these days too, and have bluetooth.
> You could program your cell phone as a remote...
> I have a Sony-Ericsson T610 and there are at least 2 remote programs for
> it...
> Geoff
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It seems pluto needs not any phone but a symbian OS phone, which are not
that numerous right now and generally the most expensive (not counting
M$ smart phones).  I was considering toying with pluto but a symbian
phone is a dealbreaker.
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