[mythtv-users] Apple TV FE with DVD Player?

Marc drayson at net1plus.com
Sun Jun 22 12:00:25 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.

Jeff Walther

There should be nothing to prohibit this configuration.
The only issue would be during the install process, when using the
bootstick, you would not be able to have the drive connected.

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