[mythtv-users] Ubuntu TV

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 05:06:50 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 02:08:31PM -0500, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> > On 1/11/2012 13:37, jedi wrote:
> > >>> Another place where they are trying to ram a "touchscreen" interface
> in
> > >>> where it doesn't belong -- just like they are doing with on
> traditional
> > >>> keyboard-and-mouse platforms.
> > >>>
> > >> You're being one-dimensional with what MythTV and its ilk can do. My
> > >> project wasn't meant to be a TV, it was a media hub for the kitchen.
> Get
> > >      Point your remote in the general direction of the living room or
> > > family room and click away. No need for another box in the kitchen in
> > > a remotely modern house.
> >
> > Perhaps someone is watching something different in the family room.
>      Then another "media hub" in the immediate area is a bad idea.
>     If that's not a problem, just have the same kind of setup in the
> kitchen that you would in the family room.
>     Things in the kitchen don't tend to mix well with electronics.
> Better to not be grabbing the expensive electronics with who knows
> what on your hands. Ruin that cheap remote if you're going to ruin
> anything.
>      Input devices that aren't "built in" are handy that way.
> I used to have my iPad mounted to my refrigerator door. Yes, I'm insane.
But all I want is instant access to all my favorite movies, music and tv
shows, and I want the source to be behind an abstraction layer so that I
don't have to know what the source is. A media solution where the end user
could just click on South Park, choose an episode, and start watching it in
any room at any time would be the killer app.
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