[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Sun May 23 01:41:36 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 12:25:38PM +1000, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> Hi
> On 22 May 2010 04:55, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> >   Neglecting the fact that the iPad is locked down into Steves Walled
> > Garden, the iPad itself has some severe limitations. Without hacks and
> > workarounds, it's not really suitable as a "frontend" device. If it
> > could do BD streaming and handle MPEG2 and divx as well then it would
> > be another matter.
> >
> >   The shiny frontend is not quite enough.
> You're very narrow minded here when it comes to technical solutions
> around what the iPad supports.

    Of course I am. I want my devices to play the stuff I already have
lying around rather than trying to shoehorn everything to suit all of
the limitations of Apple hardware.

> >
> >   A liberated JooJoo probably has more potential. The newer Archos
> > tablets might also have some potential. An Android app might be useful
> > if not now than in the near future when something catches up HW wise.
> If you could go past your philosophical/emotional stance and stayed on
> a technical level it would add much more to the discussion...

    Apple's hardware is crap and is intentionally limited. There's nothing
"emotional" about that. That's purely objective. I really don't get why you
bother to make excuses.

    The UI is interesting but the platform in general is locked down and is
very limited in what it supports.

> Seems to me you have yet to lay your hand on one, but didn't pass that

     No. That's very much the problem.

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