GREG & AMY LINDLEY
glindley2 at msn.com
Tue Dec 13 13:07:08 EST 2005
Probably the best source of info from the Linux perspective is here:
I am in the process of updating that article with some more information.
The cpu magazine article is a two page spread with some pics and details on
the hardware. It doesn't provide details on setting this up on Linux. Let
me know if this doesn't help out.
>From: Peter Osterberg <Peter at supergirl.se>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen
>Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:48:23 +0100
>I would love to see the notes!
>PS. Cool box!
>GREG & AMY LINDLEY wrote:
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>> Going through my email and noticed your note. I have setup mythtv using
>>a touchscreen (a modified PSOne LCD with a touchscreen on the front).
>>Pretty easy to do and it all seems to function with mythtv. I can give
>>you pointers to the docs if you want. Here is a pic of it:
>>It was featured in the November issue of CPU magazine
>>(www.computerpoweruser.com <http://www.computerpoweruser.com/>) - don't
>>know if you get this in your country. The touchscreen functions like a
>>mouse so I am not aware of changes required to mythtv to support this.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Peter Osterberg <mailto:Peter at supergirl.se>
>> *To:* R. Geoffrey Newbury <mailto:newbury at mandamus.org> ;
>> Discussion about mythtv <mailto:mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, December 08, 2005 11:50 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen
>> R. Geoffrey Newbury wrote:
>> > On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:52:30 +0100, Peter Osterberg wrote:
>> > >> Jeff Simpson wrote:
>> >> >>> I have serious thoought of buying one of those
>> 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
>> >>> 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
>> >> device using command line options but how do I do this with the
>> >> that Myth uses for displaying TV or recorded shows?
>> >> >
>> > Another route would be to use a programmable remote, such as the
>> > 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
>> > computer box with touchscreen.
>> > Lots of cell-phones are java enable these days too, and have
>> > 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...
>> True but that is a one way solution. I want to see music lists etc, I
>> want two way communication in the SAME device.
>> I can come up with lots of solutions. This one would be really
>> cool and
>> that is why I want it.
>> All other HTPC projects I've seen support this. I think it is sad
>> Myth lacks mouse support since Myth i superiour when it comes to
>> everything else.
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