[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Sat May 22 02:31:43 UTC 2010


On 22 May 2010 06:35, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> An Android tablet computer is in fact available, with an ARM CPU, but I don't
> think it would be very useful for Myth.
> It's called a "Nook", and once rooted it's a fairly decent Android platform,
> but the B+W display is not too useful for video, and the color touch screen is
> pretty small. Some folks have been running the Pandora browser, which seems
> better than the one B&N included in the 1.3 release.

It's not just a B&W display, it's electronic ink ... The refresh rates
is way too law to display any kind of animated content

> The Nook seems to have a very active hacker community. Most of the hacking on
> the Kindle seems to be about cracking the DRM, and I have no desire to steal
> books.

hum... I disagree...
I wrote the packager for the Kindle that allows to write 3rd party
packages and install them on the kindle bypassing all security keys.
So I've seen what is being done on the Kindle a fair bit.

There's quite a large amount of technical stuff available, including a Qt port !
And Amazon has now opened their SDK too

> At least the Kindle now somewhat supports PDF files, in the past you had to
> send your PDF to Amazon and have them convert the file to something the Kindle
> understood, and pay for the privilege. Nook deals with PDFs very well, as long
> as the required fonts are embedded in the file (most seem to be).

You can still do that..
This service is free... You only pay a (small) fee when the data is
sent wirelessly to your device. Provided you don't pay for 3G mobile
connectivity, I think it's a fairly small price to pay.
If you use their email service, it's entirely free

> I still say the iPad sounds like some sort of feminine hygiene product.

that joke is getting rather old...

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