[mythtv-users] questions on using Mac Mini as remote frontend...

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Nov 21 16:16:49 UTC 2007

> jedi at mishnet.org skrev:
>>> I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini for the bedroom as primarily a
>>> remote mythfrontend for watching TV/DVD and playing music.
>>> reading through the list and the wiki it seems like all the major
>>> parts of mythfrontend work with the OSX compile of mythtv including
>>> SPDIF output for AC3 on the newer Intel Mini's. I'll be using wireless
>>> for now, but will run a cat5e line to the bedroom so i can play back
>>> my recorded HD content.
>>     If you have an intel based system that you could use for testing,
>> this would probably give you a good idea of the basic performance
>> limitations of the wireless network and modern cpus.
>>     I use a minimac as my main frontend but I don't run MacOSX. I
>> just run Ubuntu and the normal Linux releases.
>>     A current core duo mini is more than capable of doing h264 and
>> 1080p. I don't use the spdif output so I can't comment on that. From
>> my point of view the mini is just another PC.
>> [deletia]
> What remote (especially receiver) are you using for your mac mini?
> Anyone successfully using the internal receiver with another remote than
> the bundled one?

    I hadn't thought of that.

    I just use the same streamzap remote that I was using with
my original frontend box. I also have an MCE remote (from the
PVR150 kit) that runs on my backend.

     The bundled remote is pretty much why I'm not running MacOSX.


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