[mythtv-users] Android tablet - advanced remote control and/or frontend?
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jun 10 23:31:16 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 03:28:22PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Thursday, June 10, 2010 03:15:15 pm Nick Rout wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 1:09 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > > On Thursday, June 10, 2010 06:57:03 am Richard Morton wrote:
> > >> http://phandroid.com/2010/06/09/notion-ink-adam-pops-back-in-still-on-tr
> > >> ack -for-q3-releas/
> > >
> > > Interesting, but it looks like overkill for a remote and underkill for a
> > > frontend.
> > >
> > > To be a practical frontend it would need hardware decoding for common
> > > video formats, including h264. None of the tablets I've seen (including
> > > the iPad) have anywhere near the power to do software decoding. Some
> > > tegra chips have this capability, but I'm not sure which of them this
> > > unit is using.
> > >
> > > I think we'll see many ARM-based tablets in the coming months, they seem
> > > to be the next "Netbooks".
> > Yes this might be nice as a frontend on the can or perhaps out by the
> > pool , but really I think I prefer the 'watch tv from the sofa'
> > paradigm.
> Agreed, totally.
> >  although wireless bandwidth may be a limiter.
> Many people have had good luck with WiFi and HD video, but many others have found it to not work well. I'd guess that if
> everything is perfect (no interference, good signal level etc.) it might work, but I wouldn't count on it.
Yup. When I tried transfering an HDTV recording across my home wireless
to the iPad I found that the SSH transfer ran too slow to allow for realtime
streaming. If I could have started playback with something like VLC, the
network wouldn't have been able to keep up.
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