[mythtv-users] Frontend Recommendation

Jon Boehm jon.s.boehm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 17:51:33 UTC 2019


Ya I dumped the shield remote.  I got a flirc and now continue my Tivo
remote.   There is a ramp time on mapping the buttons with the flirc but
everything is consistently working for me now.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 9:12 AM Larry Kennedy <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 10:19 PM Jon Boehm <jon.s.boehm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Nvidia Shield.  I don't anticipate ever going back to a PC frontend.  Did
>> you try Android Mythfrontend on the Fire Stick?  I don't have any
>> experience on the Stick but on the Shield its great,
>>
>
> I assume getting used to the shield remote control is a big issue.
>
>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 6:19 PM Larry Kennedy <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 10:39 PM Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 11/11/18 10:12 PM, jmk wrote:
>>>> > Hi,
>>>> >
>>>> > A few months ago, my D525 ION-based front-end died after nearly a
>>>> decade of service. I attempted to replace it with a RPi3 B+, but it’s a
>>>> significant step down (poor picture quality, issues with video/audio sync,
>>>> etc). I’ve also been using Kodi on a Fire stick, but I strongly dislike the
>>>> interface.
>>>> >
>>>> > I’m wondering if there are options in the $300 range that folks have
>>>> had good luck with. It looks like the low-end world has moved on from
>>>> VDPAU. Can the current generation of mini pc’s with i3-7100U processors and
>>>> Intel HD 620 graphics display 1080 (OTA) video with the same level of
>>>> quality as VDPAU? My understanding is that Myth doesn’t support VAAPI for
>>>> de-interlacing, so that would need to be done in CPU. Would something like
>>>> either of the following provide me with solid playback:
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> https://www.amazon.com/UN65U-M023M-VivoMini-Barebones-i3-7100U-integrated/dp/B06WV7NB95
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> https://www.amazon.com/Fanless-Desktop-Computer-Partaker-Barebone/dp/B07FT9W2YX
>>>> >
>>>> > Thanks,
>>>> > Joe
>>>>
>>>> I had a FE fail this year and went on a search like you.  The failed
>>>> device was an Intel NUC 3rd Gen Core i3. It worked great for a
>>>> Frontend.
>>>> I didn't want to spend much money so I went down the RP3 B+ route with
>>>> Raspbian and Mythtv light.  I could not watch HDTV recordings with
>>>> that.
>>>> I tested Kodi and it's video/audio was much better.  Then I tested
>>>> LibreELEC which is Linux and Kodi all integrated together and it worked
>>>> great.  BUT you have to get used to Kodi using the kodi-pvr-mythtv
>>>> addon. I keep a linux machine around for lots of things and I run
>>>> Mythfrontend on it because I like managing my recordings that way.
>>>>
>>>> You may end up not going the same way, but I'd test LibreELEC on your
>>>> RP3 B+ before you spend the $300. I replaced my wife's NUC with a RP3
>>>> B+
>>>> and it hasn't been rebooted in weeks.  She hasn't complained once I
>>>> trained her on the Kodi interface. Unfortunately, Mythtv frontend is
>>>> not
>>>> tuned for the RP3 hardware. I'd prefer that interface for a FE.
>>>>
>>>> Jim A
>>>>
>>>
>>> I have 4 of these running as FEs:
>>>
>>> LIVA LIVA X 2GB/32GB Mini PC
>>>
>>> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9ZHT6X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zIquCbBADNMKG
>>>
>>>
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