[mythtv-users] Connecting videogame console to frontend

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 20:34:47 EDT 2005

On 7/27/05, Edward Rosinzonsky <ed at entetel.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a small dilemma.  I have a dedicated master backend with a PVR-500
> and PVR-250 in the garage, and a front-end only machine in the living room,
> connected to the TV via S-Video.  I also have an xbox video game console.
> Since my TV has only one S-Vidio input (and I don't want to use a switch), I
> would like connect the console to the myth front-end, and switch back and
> forth via mythtv.  Could I accomplish this by adding a capture device with
> an S-Video input to the front-end?  Would I have to configure it as a slave
> back-end?  I don't at any point intend to record from this device, and I
> don't want it to be buffered either.

Unfortunately, no, it's not possible to do this with MythTV.  You
could make a menu entry to launch xawtv or tvtime to do it, though.

Carl Fongheiser

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