[mythtv-users] MythTV on AppleTV

robbinsck1 at gmail.com robbinsck1 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 03:32:03 UTC 2008

Awesome info everyone. Thanks! 
Bummer the tv I wanted to use it on doesn't have hdmi or component. 

I ask this because I'm at wits end with this via board I'm trying to use as a fe. Its a 533mhz embedded processor and  512k ram. 

I've tried mythbuntu which installs and boots fine but when I go to open mythtv it doesn't respond. If I open a shell and type mythtv is tells me the display resolution and something like invalid 0. 

I've tried knoppix and it installs and opens mythtv but then says the backend server (mythbuntu 8.04) is using a different protocol and it won't work. Like 4.0 verses 3.1. 

I've tried mythdora and it won't install or boot, it says the processor is missing a feature and hangs. 

I've tried minimyth but got nowhere with the cf to ide boot method. The mythtv.conf file confuses the crap outta me. 

What else is there to try? Or maybe I should just get an atv and a new tv...not. What's the specs on one of those atv's? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 19:05:45 
To:Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV on AppleTV

On Jun 8, 2008, at 6:06 PM, robbinsck1 at gmail.com wrote:

> So are the apple tv front end a good choice for a no noise simple to  
> use mythbuntu 8.04 frontend? And can you use a windows mce remote?

Assuming you are connecting to a component or HDMI (or DVI with  
adaptor) display, yes. The only remote the hardware will recognize is  
the Apple remote. It has very few buttons on its own, but you can get  
the codes for several apple remotes and tell your ATV to recognize  
them all. Map them to different functions in lirc and use a learning  
remote to learn the AppleTV remote codes. Sort of annoying, but it  

There's some info about it here: http://code.google.com/p/atv-bootloader/wiki/UpdateIRDriver 
  and google knows about more details. :)

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