[mythtv-users] Advice on media players

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Dec 3 23:53:20 UTC 2009

On Thursday 03 December 2009 04:38:43 pm Michael Tiller wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 December 2009 04:09:24 pm Michael Tiller wrote:
> > > Just to clarify.  When I talked about control, I was talking about
> > > playback control (e.g. Play, Pause, Stop), not controlling an external
> > > IR device (e.g. STB).
> >
> > OK, but both functions are required if using it as a B/E (slave or
> > otherwise)
> > and F/E.
> I understand.  I have no plan to use this as a backend.
> > So should I assume from comments that their is no IR sensor on these
> > Revos?
> >
> > Correct, but a USB IR receiver could be used.
> I was hoping for something that was built-in and that MythBuntu would
> recognize out of the box.  At $199 it is already a bit pricey (when
>  compared to a WD HD-TV Live) and adding a USB IR device is only going 
>  make it worse.

Some Revos may show up on Fleabay as people discover that they are 
pretty limited as XP machines, this might make some available  for less than 

Some may eventually show up as refurbs on sites like geeks.com, no idea 
how long that might take. I'm already seeing Pundits there for under $150.

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