[mythtv-users] How long until the "iTV" is hacked?

Craig Partin cpartin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 15:40:32 EDT 2006

On 9/12/06, Fred Squires <fsquires at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/12/06, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> says:
> > > at an expected $299 ea, that would make a really sweet MythTV frontend!
> >
> > I attended the Apple presentation at the Yerba Buena Center and saw
> > Jobs heft the box around and demo the prototype. While very small and
> > attractive physically, it's not quite the ideal MythTV frontend. It's
> > unclear whether it'll have HD video output support, but I'd bet
> > against it; there was no mention whatsoever of HD and all demoed
> > videos were in the new iTunes 640x480 resolution. Given the 4:3 screen
> > dimensions this is essentially equivalent to 720x480 from a DVD, but
> > (again) it's not HD. For those enamored with the idea of a compact
> > Apple MythTV frontend, the new Core 2 Duo Mac minis remain a much
> > better, if pricier, choice.
> >
> It does have Component and HDMI out.  I realize that doesn't mean it'll have
> the power for HD Video, but it does have the connections.

Why would you put HDMI on a non HD device?  Just for HDCP?  That seems odd.

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