[mythtv-users] remote control

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 12:35:45 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:04 PM, also <also at lssystems.at> wrote:
> Hallo Phill
> Thank you for your Help!
> But I still not understand, how the remote control may work.
> Does an unmodified PS3 send any informations, received by the remote
> control, over ethernet to the backend server?
> I am sure not.

What the PS3 does is it connects to your MythTV Backend over UPNP and
it will display a list of available videos to you on the tv. You will
then scroll through that list with your remote control on the PS3.
When you select a video to play, the PS3 will connect to the MythTV
Backend, which will stream the show to the PS3.

The PS3 will not send each key press to the MythTV Server it
communicates with the server in the background downloading information
about the available videos.
In other words, your remote control talks to your PS3 and your PS3
talks to the MythTV Backend.

UPNP is known as Universal Plug and Play, many devices use it
including the PS3, MythTV, a lot of Blu-Ray/DVD players and even some
TVs. The PS3 can connect to any UPNP server on your network, including
MythTV without any modification to the PS3. MythTV supports UPNP so
that these types of devices can view your videos without modification,
but keep in mind that they don't have all the features of a full
MythTV FrontEnd, such as commercial skipping.

>> (Also, there are posting etiquette rules to this mailing list which
>> ask people to avoid top-posting. So please try to refrain from
>> top-posting in future).

Top-posting means replying to someone and putting your answer above
the quoted text.
So, when your reply to an e-mail on this list either put your answer
under all the text, or insert it under each piece of text that you're
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