[mythtv-users] Apple TV FE with DVD Player?
trag at io.com
Sun Jun 22 08:13:11 UTC 2008
I've been reading the postings about using the Apple TV as a Front
End with great interest.
Then I looked at the Apple TV more closely on Apple's site and it
does not appear to have a DVD drive. I guess you're meant to get all
your media on line, which seems a little silly to me, but what do I
know about marketing (answer: very little).
Would there be any obstacle to attaching an external DVD player or
DVD-R drive to the Apple TV through the USB 2.0 port and using it
with MythDVD? It kind of spoils the one-box philosophy, but it
would still be pretty compact altogether.
I'm in the research and learning phase of setting up a MythTV front
end and back end, and am still exploring the options to figure out
what best suits my needs. It sure looks like the Apple TV could do
everything I want in a front end at a lower price than I can build a
quiet attactive PC, except that it does not have a DVD player.
Thank you for any helpful or humorous responses.
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