[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?

Andrew Gallatin gallatin at cs.duke.edu
Fri Feb 6 13:40:13 UTC 2009

Robert McNamara [robert.mcnamara at gmail.com] wrote:
> It's pretty much just the Sigma chip (as expected, the sigmas chip is
> meant to be a "total package.")  Obviously some RAM, an HDMI
> controller, etc., but the only real "meat" to the system is the Sigma
> chip, which makes it unsatisfactory for any (non-uPnP) myth purpose.

You keep saying that a Sigma chip is unsuitable for any non-uPnP myth
purpose.  Why?  Because of a legal hurdle, like Sigma won't give out
documentation to port MythTV's front end without a restrictive NDA
which would prevent source distribution?  Or because of some technical
hurdle, like insufficient RAM, no way to draw the GUI/OSD etc?


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list