[mythtv-users] Status Update on SageTV HD Extender STX-HD100?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Jun 30 19:26:05 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 07:56:23PM +0200, belcampo wrote:
> Paul wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> >> Why don't you try an appletv?
> >>
> > 
> > The sagetv extender has hardware H.264 decoding. Even with CoreAVC i
> > have my doubts that the AppleTV will be able to work with the files
> > from the Hauppauge HD-PVR (maybe i am wrong, has anyone tried?). On
> > the sage forums the users are reporting though it works flawlessly
> > with them.
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> Or try the $ 179.00 PopCornHour A-100 which I assume will be the 'same' 
> hardware-wise

    Given that it's a "generic" device, it will probably also be
a lot easier to get it to play nice with MythTV. Even if one were
to get MythTV running on the Sage extender you still have the 
problem of supporting the h264 hardware acceleration. 
    Either unit as a generic non-MythTV device is going to be missing
features since they aren't running Myth (no autoskip).

    Is there any way to enable 3rd party devices to support autoskip
in some transparent way (like skipping commercials while streaming)?

    My setup is customized enough that nothing short of running Myth
on the frontend gear will do really...

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