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

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Fri Feb 6 14:22:57 UTC 2009

Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> 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?
If we use/could use the GB-PVR -> PCH approach then it would fullfill my 
and probably most of our whishes.
We should have, a 'video-server' the way pulse is a server for audio, 
play audio on the soundcard of another system.
> Drew
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