[mythtv-users] MythTV on AppleTV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Jun 14 19:31:22 UTC 2008

On Jun 14, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Scott D. Davilla <davilla at 4pi.com>  
> wrote:
>>> You can also do composite (which I've done) and maybe s-video (not
>>> tried). Composite uses one of the component RCA outputs and I  
>>> suspect
>>> s-video might use two RCA outputs. This does assume some sort of  
>>> dual
>>> RCA to s-video adapter.
>> I've now verified s-video output. Works like a champ. Details are
>> here (http://code.google.com/p/atv-bootloader/wiki/atvdisplay)
>> towards the bottom
>> So to review, The AppleTV can be configured to output four video
>> output formats.
>> 1) HDMI
>> 2) Component
>> 3) S-Video (needs s-video to dual RCA cable)
>> 4) Composite (standard composite RCA video cable)
> Sounds great that you can just connect the green to composite.
> If I was to purchase an Apple TV today, and to use for MythTV, which
> model should I choose? Is it advantageous to purchase the one with the
> larger HDD? (which seems to be the only difference, is that true?)

If it's just a frontend, there's no need to get the larger hard drive  
since you won't be storing any media on it. If you plan on dual- 
booting with the Apple TV OS and storing media on it, you should go  
for the larger one.

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