[mythtv-users] Controlling myth from the deck

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue May 6 04:46:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:

> I have some speakers and wifi on the deck.  During the summer, I run
> mythmusic on a frontend in the house, and pipe the music outside.
> Controlling it is a challenge though.  Last summer I used a laptop, which
> sucked.  You can't see a laptop screen in bright sunlight and running into
> the house to change the volume or skip a track sucks.
> Sunlight visible LCDs are way too expensive and completely unrealistic for
> this, so I'm looking for something really basic; an old reflective laptop
> would be ideal if I could figure out a way to hook wifi up to it....
> Is anyone doing this?  If so, how?

Honestly?  Unless it is less expensive than an RF remote, you're not going
to find a better option than something like a Roku Soundbridge or a similar
device that runs about $150 that can simply read your ID3 tagged music and
playback.  Sometimes Myth is the perfect answer and sometimes it just

Or, you could go uber-geek and rig up some kind of VFD display with a remote

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