[mythtv-users] mythtv on the ps3

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 17:54:10 UTC 2007

On 1/15/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2007, at 4:48 AM, Neil Bird wrote:
> > Around about 12/01/07 21:00, Brian Wood typed ...
> >> I don't think the manufacturers are going to sit still for another
> >> round of "format wars". Just like the DVD-R/DVD+R battle, it will be
> >> solved by drives that can simply do both.
> >
> >    Like this one?
> >
> > http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/01/07/lg_unveils_multi-blue/
> Hadn't seen that one, but it doesn't surprise me, it was inevitable.
> Of course they will eventually "support some of the HD DVD format's
> online interactivity features".
> I'm trying to dig up the article that said such a device was
> "impossible", I laughed when I read it at the time as I knew it would
> happen.
> Now we just wait for the price to come down. I remember paying around
> $1000 for my first CD recorder, and that was a 1X device for which
> the blanks were around $5/each (and that was in 1989 dollars) :-)
> (SCSI of course).

I saw this article and immediately thought of this discussion. According to
http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/01/31/154224.shtml the upcoming Linux
2.6.20 kernel will have PS3 support built in, and this paragraph caught my

"The Sony Playstation 3 support in the 2.6.20 kernel is coming because of
Sony engineers contributing the patches, which add machine-specific support
for various items."

I like the fact that Sony is putting effort into making this more
Linux-friendly and not treating it as just some gimmick to get their name in
the news. If we could get Myth on the PS3 to the level of XBMC on the
original Xbox, but with Blu-Ray and 1080p support, that would be the PS3's
killer app in my mind.
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