[mythtv-users] Connecting videogame console to frontend

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Jul 27 21:30:14 EDT 2005

Edward Rosinzonsky wrote:

>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.
Radio shack sells video switchers for very cheap, why not just do it, 
well, the right way?


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