[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Thu May 20 20:32:16 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 20 May 2010 10:51:37 am Gabe Rubin wrote:
>> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> > On Thursday 20 May 2010 10:40:09 am Scott Alfter wrote:
>> >>  so that the iPhone can serve as
>> >>  a "poor man's frontend" (in the sense that I already have one and don't
>> >>  need to buy more hardware) for an old non-HD CRT TV.
>> >
>> > Interesting logic. A $500+ device can serve as a "Poor Man's" device that
>> > normally can be had for $200 or less.
>> >
>> > But I know what you meant :-)
>> >
>> > Or perhaps you meant that I would be a "Poor Man" after buying an iPhone?
>> >
>> > I've stayed away from the iPhone since there is virtually no coverage for
>> > it in my state.
>> Show me an all-in-one device with a touch screen and everything
>> integrated that has the potential (potential being the key word) to be
>> a myth frontend for around $500 or less.
> Myth is not really designed for touch screens, so that's the part that would
> be problematical, but I think many older laptops might be able to do what you
> mention, for well under $500, at least for SD, as could at least some of the
> Netbooks out there.

I'd argue that the Myth interface (being designed for a remote)
translates very well to a touchscreen using button/menu style
navigation and on-screen keyboards for data input.  That being said a
true "mythfrontend" port to the iPad isn't likely but a frontend
application accessing Myth content is certainly doable.


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