[mythtv-users] koolu frontend

Bert Van Kets mythtv-users at vankets.com
Thu Sep 20 10:01:40 UTC 2007

James Orr wrote:
> I'm thinking about separating my backend from my frontend.  They are 
> currently combined, but it gets a little noisy sometimes.
> I found this as a possible frontend ... http://www.koolu.com/ 
> <http://www.koolu.com/>
> I searched the list and was quite surprised not to get any hits as it 
> even has a mythtv frontend running in the product demo video.
> Obviously this box won't have the horse-power for playing back HD, but 
> that is not a concern for me at the moment, or indeed for the 
> forseeable future.
> Is anybody using one of these?  The one downside I see is that I use 
> MythDVD as my main DVD player, and this obviously does not have a DVD 
> player in it.  I could use an external USB DVD player, does anybody 
> know how well those work under Linux?
> I'd also have to get some form of USB IR receiver that works with 
> lirc.  I have the serial irman right now.
If you don't need DVD player support, there is a nice and cheaper 
Check out this alternative from Hauppage : 
Detailed info in putting Linux on that box here : http://www.mvpmc.org/

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