[mythtv-users] AppleTV, was: Mac Mini and Broadcom Crystal HD PCI Express?mini-card

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Jan 2 18:38:25 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 08:31:46AM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 01 January 2010 10:46:52 pm Jeff Wormsley wrote:
> > Brian Wood wrote:
> > > That solution, and my using old thin clients, both depend on having old
> > > hardware hanging around.
> > >
> > > If buying new today, I still think the Revo, or some other ION solution,
> > > is probably the best way to go. $200 for a hardware-accelerated
> > > HD-capable frontend seems pretty good.
> > 
> > Yes, and I'm doing that for one of my other frontends, with a Zotac
> > IONITX board with the laptop supply, no fans, and if I can get
> > netbooting figured out, no hard drive.  I have a lot of TV's and not
> > many frontends and nowhere near the budget I had before I got married.
> > 
> > The AppleTV is a tad better than the Zotac for me for one reason,
> > though.  It has analog TV outputs so that I can use it on an older SD
> > set and still be able to play back the HD stuff I'm recording.  The
> > Zotac is VGA or HDMI or DVI-D only.
> I haven't followed the AppleTV much, but your point about being usable with 
> older TV sets is valid.
> What about the remote situation? Is there a usable and affordable solution 
> there?

...just use the same ir blaster + remote combination that you would on any
other Myth box. Although I suppose you could use the Apple remote if you 
really wanted to.

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