[mythtv-users] Connecting videogame console to frontend

Edward Rosinzonsky ed at entetel.com
Wed Jul 27 21:34:10 EDT 2005

'the right way' is in the eye of the beholder. ;-) 

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Kuphal
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Connecting videogame console to frontend

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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