[mythtv-users] OT: Can we expect to reap some benefits from Google Android?

Topi Hukkanen topi.hukkanen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 08:52:44 UTC 2008

Mac Mini?

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 5:50 AM, Dewey Smolka <dsmolka at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > If you want an extremely small, extremely low-powered and completely
> > silent pocket sized device to carry around and watch tv, try a Nokia
> > N810.
> What I really want is an extremely small, extremely low-powered and
> completely silent box to sit next to the TVs in my living room and
> bedroom, preferably one that is capable of at least 720p when
> required. It seemed from the article that the TI model they were
> showing off was somehow capable of that.
> I really couldn't give a rat's ass about a portable device. What
> interests me is the posiblility of doing SD and HD playback with a
> device (connected to a dedicated BE) that has a minimal footprint, no
> noise, no moving parts, and which draws its power from a 12V or 9V
> brick.
> I'm thinking that if TI can do this with existing chips, and if the
> specs are open, then it isn't impossible.
> I'm not imagining something the size of a phone to watch HD content
> on. I'm imagining something the size of, say a Tolstoy novel into
> which you can plug an HD set, an audio amplifier, and a CAT5 or 6
> cable, and which has either internal or external support for an IR
> receiver. In short, a frontend for your livingroom that can stream HD
> from your backend with no noise and absurdly low power consumption.
> I have a dream today.
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