[mythtv-users] Silent HDTV Front End

john sturgeon john.sturgeon at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 22:51:47 UTC 2005

On 6/30/05, Donavan Stanley <geckofiend at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/30/05, Mudit Wahal <mwahal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I personally settled for the LP2 after comparing features and price.
> > For the price of one comwell solution, I can buy 2 LP2s. Plus avoid
> > all the headache in configuring, maintaining, upgrading the unichrome
> > drivers etc.
> Oh for crying out loud.  What maintaining and upgrading is there?
> Once you have a working configuration there's no reason to fuck with
> it.  I understand you're in love with the damn LP2s and all  but
> they're not a replacement for a full mythfrontend.

nobody said they were... but for $250... wow, it sure blows the 80-20
rule all to hell ;)

Check this out... We had a major plumbing flood in our house a couple
days ago, so the cleanup guys have like 8 fans and three dehumidifiers
running downstairs.  They make so much racket that my wife and I can't
watch a thing downstairs.

So... What do I do?  I burn a few DVD's with MPEG-4 High Definition
episodes of Lost, Alias and Law and Order, bring the LP2 upstairs,
plug it into my TV, and Viola!  We're watching HDTV that was recorded
by MythTV upstairs where I have no network!  How cool is that.  For
$250, I might as well buy another one to live permanently upstairs,
run a network cable and call it a day.  WAF is high... Life is good.

No.. It's not a full mythfrontend, but my wife is sick of having *so
much control* over our viewing experience, and my kids just want their
Arthur and Berenstain Bears.

By the way... the term: "Once you have a working configuration" is
quite humorous.  It has taken me a year to get the right balance of
nVidia drivers, processor, modeline, distribution, XRANDR, shell
scripts, etc.. to get almost to where I want.  With issues like not
being able to switch video resolutions on the fly, overscan (still not
resolved), delicate CPU (better not run a transcoding job while trying
to watch 1080i), $100 VGA -> Component adapter, and on and on, it's
nice to fire up a set top box, and let the problems be somebody else's
for once.

John <><

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