Monday, September 14, 2009

MythTV and TV-out

Finally picked up a video card with TV-out. This one was about $30 in the clearance bin in a store in northern Virginia. The main improvement is that I can now watch videos without having to transcode them (for some reason, Hak5 always lost sync in this process).

Annoyances still include: getting MythTV to automatically start its front-end in the second screen, incomplete remote control mapping, and having to clean up the wiring "plant" hidden behind my desk. (Note: this last has priority due to the minimum acceptable spouse acceptance factor (MASAF).)

Still to do includes testing the OSD (Asterisk Caller ID and alert) functions and the phone interface. Wiki notes to follow.