[mythtv-users] Duplicate screens

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Jan 14 00:16:07 UTC 2007

On Jan 13, 2007, at 4:06 PM, Matthew Asplund wrote:

> I have a mythtv setup running in my kitchen, and my wife loves it.   
> I may have approval to build a second setup in the family room with  
> a 42" LCD screen, but there is one feature that would be really  
> cool.  How hard would it be to tei two front end systems together  
> so that they both play the same thing.  It would be great if I  
> could make one front end a slave to another front end so that I can  
> play the same live tv/recorded tv/dvd/video files on both systems,  
> so that I can do the dishes or make a snack in the kitchen and not  
> miss the fun.  I suppose that I could use VNC, but that seens  
> pretty crude.
> Matthew Asplund

You're not going to get video with VNC at any sort of watchable rate.  
You got a long video cable? :)
Seriously, are you using this for SD or HD? If it's HD, does that  
mean you're going to have a HD display in the kitchen as well?
If it's SD, you could use a wireless video transmitter. I bought one  
a while back and it did an ok job of sending movies from my computer  
in the basement to my TV in the livingroom. I would liken it to VHS  
quality. I think it was about $50. My cordless phone would make it to  
wonky so I ended up running Svideo and stereo cables between the  
rooms - until I got mythtv, I mean. :)

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