[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Sun May 23 04:39:02 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 9:41 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> 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.

That was my thought on it exactly.  When I first heard about it I
thought it might actually run OS X or something...*that* would have
been impressive.  Yea, the UI is impressive, but for me that's a lot
of money for something running what's pretty much an iPhone OS.


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