[mythtv-users] media mvp

mythtv at blandford.net mythtv at blandford.net
Wed Jun 18 19:29:07 UTC 2008

Kevin Robbins wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Roger Heflin <rogerheflin at gmail.com 
> <mailto:rogerheflin at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>      > On Jun 18, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Kevin Robbins wrote:
>      >
>      >> Hey again list....
>      >>
>      >> I have recently learned that a hauppauge media mvp will work as a
>      >> front end with no configuration. Is this true?? Is there ay
>      >> limitation as far as the firmware version or revision numbers of the
>      >> mvp? I'm itching a responce, I will buy two today if this is the
>      >> case. I'm sick of the VIA EPIA m-10000 saga!!
>      >
>      > It will play media files, but that's it. You are limited to what upnp
>      > will provide. This means no commercial skipping or any other frontend
>      > function aside from playing back a file that has been recorded. I
>      > considered a upnp playback device for my bedroom and ended up getting
>      > an AppleTV for $229, reformatting the drive and installing mythbuntu
>      > on it. Now I can do anything one would expect from a frontend and
>     it's
>      > small, quiet and uses little power. The only drawback is the limited
>      > number of buttons on the remote. I hope to fix that soon with some
>      > tricks I've read about online.
>     If you are using the replacement tftpboot file it has a setup to
>     directly access
>     mythtv stuff (both the backend and the mysql database) and with that
>     you can
>     also schedule recordings, delete recordings, and there is a
>     commercial skip
>     option for the recordings.
>                              Roger
> Ok so by the looks I will need to tftp boot the device from the backend 
> server and I can only do SD content. Does this mean I wont be able to 
> view ripped dvd's I have stored in my backend nfs share? Or are the 
> 720X480? and will work?
> Also, is it true that in order to have this thing tftp boot I must use 
> dhcp with the backend or can I just have my dd-wrt be my dhcp router?

You must have dhcp and tftp, neither have to come from the backend.

You can also configure vnc on your backend ( or other boxes in your 
environemnt ) to transcode video to something the mvp will play realtime 
as you watch them.  it is buried in the mvppc docs somewhere.


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