My new (cheap) HD frontend for MythTV

I've just purchased the IO-Data AvelLink Player. It's a High-Definition Network Media player which also plays DVD's (standard DVD's as well as any other media file including MPEG4-HD files!). It has a D4 digital output (which is a standard in Japan) and comes with a D4 to Component dongle. All for just $249.00. I haven't received it yet, but when I do, I'll do a write-up on it. I touched on it before in this entry. The thing that really put it over the edge for me is that they released a Linux version of their AvelLink Server.

4 comments:

Byron said...
9:19 PM

Hi, How is this working for you. I know it isn't a mythfrontend, but what kind of interaction with the backend is it capable of?

John said...
5:15 PM

Hey Byron,

Sorry it took me so long to reply. I really like it so far. There's somebody else who uses it far more than I at this point, and when I get a chance I'll dig through my e-mail and get his name/email for ya.

Regards - John <><

Anonymous said...
9:18 AM

Hi john,
Can you watch Live TV on IT ?
Is it Hard to Configure ?

Luc

John said...
10:33 AM

Hey Luc,

You can't watch live TV, but there is a workaround for that. If yo uset the show you want to watch up to record, then point the LinkPlayer to the file that's recording, that works. Another user has pointed the LinkPlayer to the ringbuffer file that is created when MythTV is watching Live TV and has said that that works.

Cheers,

--
John <><