[mythtv-users] MythTV on AppleTV

Scott D. Davilla davilla at 4pi.com
Sat Jun 14 20:06:33 UTC 2008

>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?)

The difference is disk size which is 40GB or 160GB. 8GB for the Linux 
side is plenty for mythtv so even running a dual boot with a reduced 
"Media" partition, the 40GB is fine.

The only reason for the 160GB version is for AppleTV OS users that 
want to sync all their content into the AppleTV.

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