[mythtv-users] OT: Your experience about Frontend-Clients

Steve Smith st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 11:46:01 UTC 2008

On 14/01/2008, Markus Espenhain <markus at espenhain.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> recently I worked an a S100 Client as mythtv-frontend
> (http://wiki.zenega-user.de/index.php?title=Hauptseite). The problem was
> that the integrated SCART-Connector won't work with my
> CentOS-Installation and the special driver from Intel (IEGD-Driver).
> Recently I wrote on this list for help, but it seems that nobody has
> experiences with this Client because of no answers.
> So I decided to move to another Client-Hardware, therefore I'm now
> searching one.
> I found a lot of articles and websites about possible candidates, but
> also I found a lot of problems.
> What I need is an Client-Hardware like the S100 with the following
> requirements:
> - no fans in the case (power supply and prozessor)
> - ideal-proves with scart-connector (working under linux)
> - USB2.0 Connector for a System on a USB-Stick (bootable from USB)
> - ideal-proves with remote control (the s100 had a remote control, which
> emulated a keyboard)
> - network-connector (10/100Mbit)
> - a easy to install client with no problems by the SCART/Video-Out
> So the Hardware of the S100 is ideal for mythfrontend and it is also
> very cheap. It's a pity.
> What have you in use as frontend? Please check the above written
> hardware requirements and if they fit, please write.
> Thank you for your efforts!
> Greets,
> Markus
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Yes from that wiki the S100 looks great for an SD front end.

Have you tried looking at the Hauppauge MediaMVP (aka mvpmc)? It fullfills
of your requirements apart from USB connnectivity (and it won't play
anything other than MPEG1/2 without server transcoding).


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