[mythtv-users] Apple iTV - MythTV Frontend?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 15 06:12:27 UTC 2007

On Jan 14, 2007, at 10:00 PM, Matt Emmott wrote:

> More of the specs have been released. AppleInsider has info on the  
> specs at http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2395 . I found  
> this interesting:
> "Aiding the Pentium M in video decoding are a nVidia G72M with 64MB  
> DDR2 video memory (essentially the GeForce Go 7400) and 256MB of  
> 400MHz DDR2 main system memory, the latter of which is reportedly  
> soldered to the logic board."
> So it sounds pretty much like a standard x86 computer. The question  
> is, what kind of crippling has Apple put in place in order to keep  
> people from loading an alternative OS on the box? Because if it's a  
> Pentium with 256MB RAM and a GeForce GPU, it sounds like a damn  
> good candidate for a silent Myth frontend.
> Matt

Historically, Apple has never purposefully prevented anyone from  
using whatever OS they'd like on their hardware. I used Yellow Dog  
quite a bit several years back without issue on my PPC machines and  
currently dual-boot my MacBook Pro between OS X and Windows. I can't  
imagine Apple much cares what you do with it as long as you don't  
expect support for alternative operating systems. It's not like  
they're Microsoft, yet.

Also, this box will have 802.11n built in. Any have 802.11n hardware,  
yet? Running into any stuttering while streaming wireless HD? Forgot  
to mention 802.11n to the guy having wireless issues running g. :)


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