[mythtv-users] Advice on media players
greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Thu Dec 3 17:09:58 UTC 2009
Michael Tiller wrote:
> I have a MythTV system (MythBuntu 9.10) that is the hub of my media
> network. My in-laws live with us and they currently use a MediaMVP to
> access their programs. However, we are getting them an HDTV and so we
> want to have an HD capable media player to go with it
> My wife and I have a Popcorn Hour in our room and it basically works.
> Not exactly the most polished piece of hardware but at least it has
> the necessary codecs, etc. By the way, in case anybody is interested
> I wrote my own custom web app to provide a crude MythTV interface to
> the Popcorn Hour. Only supports playback and deletion, but that is
> all we needed. You can find the source code here
> Back to the topic at hand. I'm not exactly doing backflips over the
> popcorn hour so I'm open to other possibilities. My requirements are:
> 1. HD output (their TV is going to be 720p).
> 2. Must be able to handle playback of both MPEG2 and whatever
> format the HD-PVR spits out (H.264 I assume).
> 3. Must be able to connect and playback MythTV recordings on the
> 4. Must be consumer friendly. The more "out of the box" the
> better. Although a "hacker" solution is fine for me, it has to
> be push button simple for them (and reliable).
> I'm not looking for high end. Just whatever can do these things and
> is reasonably cheap but reliable.
> The PCH fits the bill on all of the above. I'm just wondering if
> there is anything else I should be looking at. For example, Newegg
> has this combination Blu-ray/DLNA player
> <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16882005044> for
> $169.99. I doubt my in-laws would use the Blu-ray much and I'd be
> concerned that the DLNA support wouldn't provide seamless MythTV
> integration but nevertheless it is interesting because of the range of
> So is the PCH the best HD MythTV player out there or is there
> something better (and by that I mean mostly cheaper :-).
> P.S. - Just noticed that A-110's are out of stock at popcornhour.com
> <http://popcornhour.com>. Doh! Anybody know where else they can be had?
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I use a playstation3,but i have never been able to get the sound working
on a Myth recording with out transcoding..It works great playing movies
over my lan...
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