[mythtv-users] Smart TV Advice

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 15:54:45 UTC 2020

On 07/07/2020 16:20, TimP wrote:
> On 2020-07-07 16:13, Adam Skinner wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I've got a fairly good myth setup in multiple rooms with some intel 
>> NUCs. All working pretty well.
>> I want to add a brand new TV for a kids bedroom and am looking at 
>> recent smart TVs for sale in the UK. Theres android , tizen , webOS 
>> and whole host of other smart OS's.  Minefield for the uneducated.
>> The kid wants youtube and some other net apps - but access to MythTVs 
>> recordings / videos would be welcome. UPNP I guess is the (bad) 
>> default option. UPNP is bad as it doesn't sort well , takes a long 
>> time  , doesn't seek and is prone to crashing.
>> The Wife wants ITV Hub - but that doesn't seem to work on most things 
>> and if it does I wouldn't trust ITV to not remove it in a few months.
>> If anyone has any experience of Smart TVs working with MythTV  - 
>> please could you post a reply?
> Our Sony became dumb a while ago, BBC IPlayer was the first to go then 
> gradually others. I would go for a monitor and soundbar with an nvidia 
> shield. You can always replace the shield with the latest gadget when it 
> goes stale.
> Cheers,
> Tim.

A dumb tv and an Amazon FireTVstick 4k might be worth a look, although 
the remote has few buttons.  Lots of apps. Has mythfrontend and 
'leanfront', also for mythtv, which can give excellent playback but 
struggles with the formats of much UK tv.   I suspect it isn't what you 
want, but as an Amazon marketing tool it's cheap and support might last 
longer than some other options.

John P

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