MythTV pointing devices, LinuxMCE -- was Re: Filesystem Features and Benefits?

Brandon Beattie brandon+plug at
Thu Oct 4 14:07:32 MDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 11:11:51AM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> Corey Edwards wrote:
> >Speaking of MythTV, if you don't mind my switching topics a bit, does
> >anyone have any good recommendations for a remote control and/or
> >wireless keyboard and mouse? Something that doesn't interfere with wifi
> >and works from a reasonable distance (10 feet) would be key.
> The remote they used in the LinuxMCE demo vidoe on google video was 
> pretty cool.  Seemed far and away the best remote device every made for 
> AV stuff.
> By the way, for the beginner(?), LinuxMCE looks like *the* uber setup 
> for MythTV.  Integrates with MythTV and Asterix PBX, and can control and 
> switch all kinds of AV devices.  The demo video of it, albeit a bit 
> cheesy, is amazing.

The video is amazing but in my experince your mileage varries, a lot.
Give them another year and it may be like the video.  (Linux MCE is a
combination of forks from pluto, mr house and other open source media
collection projects.)  

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