[mythtv-users] Smart TVs that can run Mythtv-Leanfront?

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 10:40:33 UTC 2022

On Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 9:41 PM Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 11:49 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > It will be great when MythTV can handle ATSC 3.0 recordings.
> As previously discussed, MythTV, using a 3rd party
> external recorder and the SiliconDust ATSC 3.0
> tuner, "likely" can successfully record those streams
> (the likely part is because the entire process as
> sent to the lists has never, TTBOMK, actually been
> tested in battle, and we all know theory and practice
> are never exactly the same).
> Playback is the issue.  IFF (and that is an IF
> and only IF) the Sony TV exports the required
> codecs to the Android TV framework it is
> possible that leanfront can play such recordings
> back.
> Note that if it does not all just work (which has
> a fair likelihood), one may find no way to move
> forward at this stage unless one is capable of
> development, debugging, and building.

I know that when the time comes I'll need to buy a HDHR 4K tuner to play
with ATSC 3.0 on any computer with Mythtv.

But at $200 and a lot of unknowns I figure I'll wait on that purchase.
However, with my old TV starting to fail, it was a good time to pick up a
new one during Black Friday sales and Sony's TVs have ATSC 3.0 tuners at no
extra charge compared to Samsung and LG.

Playing with the Sony on my ATSC 3.0 channels, I can see that by tweaking
my antenna a little, I can receive ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox all in 1080p
Dolby Digital AC-4.
So if and when Mythtv is ready for ATSC 3.0, my purchase at that time of a
HDHR 4K will not be wasted.

Jim A
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