[mythtv-users] placing the DVD player far, far away

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jan 31 21:28:34 UTC 2007

On Jan 31, 2007, at 1:18 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> Yan Seiner wrote:
>> I have a firewire/USB dvd player that plugs into my mythbox.  I'd  
>> like
>> to put it close to the sofa, on the other side of the room from  
>> the TV;
>> say about 20' of wiring alltogether.  This is too far for USB....
>> The mythbox sits in a closet behind the TV.
>> Anyone know of a solution that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
> You're not thinking clearly.  The solutions are:
> 1.  Invest in monstrous DVD jukebox so you don't have to change DVDs
> 2.  Invest in copious amounts of disk space to hold ISO rips of all  
> your
> DVDs
> 3.  Create the world's first bluetooth DVD player and proceed to Phase
> 3: Profit
> Kevin

You really can't cross the room to change the DVD? Yikes.
#2 is best. You can always use more storage and once they're ripped  
you won't even have to move your arm at all to change DVDs. See if  
you can manage to move your finger over the correct button to bring  
you to the MythVideo menu.


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