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Re: Anyone here made a "TV computer"?

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:02:41PM +0000, Phil Endecott wrote:
> For a while I have been planning to make some sort of "TV computer" i.e. DVB
> recorder + DVD player + web video device etc.  I was hoping to be able to wait
> until there were easy hackable off-the-shelf ARM boxes to do this but I think
> they are going to turn off my analogue TV signal in 3 days (!) and so it has got
> a bit more urgent (when does the new Doctor Who start???!).  Has anyone here
> tried to do this?
> If I look at packages.debian.org I can see that lots of things like vlc, mplayer
> etc. are available for arm* - but there's a difference between having built
> successfully and actually working on real hardware at real data rates.  So do
> those packages know about e.g. video hardware features in any of the available
> ARM hardware?
> I'm wondering if I can use a Pandaboard.  It has plenty of video output features
> but it is a bit weak on the other connectivity - the DVD, DVB-T, disk and
> ethernet would all be behind one USB hub.  Tegra devices are a bit stronger as
> they have mini-pcie which could be connected up to SATA, but I've not found any
> actually-available hardware that does that.

mythtv.  It does pretty much all that.

It's part of www.debian-multimedia.org's archives for debian.

Len Sorensen

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