[mythtv-users] Big Myth system (2-3 satellite receivers + capture devices, 5 tvs, Samsung DLNA) ?

Linuxguy123 linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 00:39:27 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-07-29 at 09:56 +0100, Andre wrote:

> I used nothing but DLNA for a few years, didn't miss any of those
> features, I would have missed the picture quality my PS3 delivered,
> back then mythfrontend wasn't capable of playing HD at acceptable to
> me image quality. I'd go back to the PS3 now if it would play BBC HD
> streams, I wouldn't miss the playback stutter that mythfrontend
> currently delivers! I have a couple of friends who use Myth purely for
> the backend, they don't feel they are missing anything important.
> As to scheduling, browsing etc. I find the mythfrontend very clunky
> (more an issue of the remote and TV limitations than any UI failure)
> and use mythweb almost exclusively for recordings management, it works
> very nicely on a tablet and also you can browse what to watch next,
> schedule shows mentioned during programming without interrupting the
> current playback.

That has me drooling.   Our house is a bit large and the audio system is
going to be controlled via tablets. As is some of the lighting system. 

Using a tablet to control Myth is no big deal for us.

> If the Samsung TVs have web capability Samsung Smart TV etc. then
> mythweb might be suitable to fill in for what DLNA can't provide.
> Might be interesting to develop a Smart TV app for Myth TV, from what
> I've seen something could probably be done with the myth web
> frameworks being worked on right now.

Very interesting.

> The OP was talking about a house wide system so having a mixture of
> mythfrontends and DLNA might be appropriate for them.

I have some experimenting to do.

I'm going to start a new thread on Myth front ends.

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