[mythtv-users] Questions about multiple frontends in household

mythtv at blandford.net mythtv at blandford.net
Thu Sep 4 21:04:12 UTC 2008

Bobby Gill wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Brad DerManouelian 
> <myth at dermanouelian.com <mailto:myth at dermanouelian.com>> wrote:
>     On Sep 4, 2008, at 9:48 AM, Jake wrote:
>      >> Not exactly a frontend. You can play back video, but you can only
>      >> watch
>      >> video, listen to music and maybe view pictures? You can't do
>      >> anything else a
>      >> frontend can do.. commercial skipping, schedule/delete recordings,
>      >> use any
>      >> other plugin, mark program as Watched when you've watched it, etc.
>      >
>      > like i said in my post above, mvpmc now contains a mysql client and
>      > you can set it up so that the mediamvp CAN commercial skip, watch
>      > livetv and save a bookmark now.  as far as i know the mvp has been
>      > able to delete and schedule recordings for quite some time.
>      >
>      > just clearing up some of the FUD you're spreading because i really
>      > like this little box ;)
>     Sorry. I thought it was just a upnp client.
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> How does the remote work? Does the MVP contain a little IR unit or 
> something? Is there some GUI in the built-in software that allows one to 
> set the buttons?

The MVP contains an IR unit and comes with a remote.  I don't know if 
you can remap they keys, but it works well out of the box.

> I'm confused about the frontend. Is it some Haup internal generic 
> software that you can connect to a mythbackend with??

It is software written to replace the Hauppauge software.  It can be 
used with MythTV, ReplayTV, etc.  It isn't a full mythtv frontend.

Take a look at their web page:

They have a lot of information and screenshots.


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