[mythtv-users] What's a good mini front-end-only box?

PAUL WILLIAMSON pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Thu Jul 14 08:56:43 EDT 2005

>>> charriglists at bellsouth.net 07/14/05 8:34 AM >>>
> > Jeff volckaert wrote:
> > 
> >The cheapest, smallest, and quietest frontend I can think of is the
> >Hauppauge MediaMVP for $86.
> >
> >http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16815116617 
> >
> >Jeff
> How does that work with the filenames on mythtv?  The video 
> filenames are composed of the date, time, channel.  Seems like 
> it would be difficult to choose a show based on that information, 
> especially if you have dozens if not hundreds of shows.
> Clavin...

The good thing is you don't see it.  You select shows based on the 
name of the show in the database.  It is a very limited frontend, 
but if you want it for playing recorded shows, seeing what shows 
are going to be recorded, playing mpeg2 videos (no mpeg4), and 
experimentally watching live TV, it is a very good, very quiet 

I have two and they work perfectly for my needs.  I schedule 
all shows to be recorded from a regular frontend or Chris' 
excellent mythbrowser.


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