[mythtv-users] Silent HDTV Front End

john sturgeon john.sturgeon at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 18:21:55 UTC 2005

On 6/30/05, Mudit Wahal <mwahal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rob,
> [I sound like a broken record and probably an advertisement for Link
> Player now :-)]
> If you are willing to consider a non-PC (which will not run
> mythfrontend), but still acess you r programs etc from the backend,
> then also consider IOData AVeL Link Player 2. But if you want to use
> mythfrontend, then you have to goto comwell route.
> Search for IOData and Link Player 2  in the archives.
> Thanks
> Mudit
> p.s.: for those interested in my progress on LP2, I'm watching liveTV
> on my LP2 now. Working on changing channels, may have to do it via a
> URL since no key presses from remote is passed to the server running
> on the backend.
> On 6/30/05, Robert S. Kerr <rskerr at dsbox.com> wrote:
> > Googling around on the web the other day I stumbled across this page
> > http://mythhd.info/ that describes a silent HDTV capable front end for
> > MythTV.
> >
> > It uses the COMMELL LV-660 Mini-ITX board with a VT1625 encoder (for
> > HDTV YPbPr output).  I was curious if anyone has used this
> > configuration, and how successful they've been with it.  Does it do a
> > good job, stable rendering, etc?
> >
> > All the other HDTV discussions I've seen involve insanely new CPUs that
> > require big fans and lots of noise.
> >
> > Thx,
> >
> > Rob


You took the words out of my mouth.. I was just about to post raving
the LinkPlayer 2.  One thing you might want to do for remote channel
changing is use an IR -> UHF -> IR extender and drop an IR receiver on
your backend.

John <><

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