[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Simplest way of playing HD .mkv's/.avi's on a TV?? (Out of the loop about FEs, help!)

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Nov 24 20:48:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 02:59:31PM -0500, Johnny wrote:
> > I admit I have barely glanced at threads on the list pertaining to ION,
> > atom, etc. frontends and if any of these are reasonably priced ($100-$250
> > range?) and can do what I'm asking here, then great, appreciate any
> > recommendations.
> >
> > P.S. It's fine if the device runs via linux, I can surely set up everything
> > and maintain it if need be, but of course the MAIN thing here is that the
> > interface and viewing experience is pretty simple. I don't know if this is
> > getting into "build a myth BE/FE" territory or not, though I'd rather avoid
> > that as again, this guy needs coaching on how to select the right disc with
> > his multi-disc receiver, heh...
> Well it looks like you don't want anything to do with mythtv so you
> are more than slightly off topic. You are probably better off with
> google. There are lots of ION systems available in the $200 range.

...or Engadget.

There are plenty of appliances out there that are well suited to being
the frontend for a virtual DVD Jukebox. They are in the same price range
as ION PC hardware.


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