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Compatible Products & Services / Re: Motherboard with HDMI?
« on: December 25, 2007, 07:09:05 pm »
I was browsing for a MB and found this at newegg about a Biostar MB:

one of reviewers said it was ubuntu compatible.  Not a thorough review but thought it was relevant to the thread.

Hi - I am new to linuxmce and am starting to learn more about it.  Before I found Linuxmce I came across an interesting approach to Internet TV: Miro ( 

I'm not quite sure what the long term strategy is for Linuxmce (is it meant to replace DVD players, cable boxes, my alarm system box, all of the above) but I thought an interesting strategy would be to support some form of Internet TV.  This would differentiate LinuxMCE from all the other things I've seen because it could do all the things it does now and provide a platform to watch Internet TV on my big screen. 

(I'm not a developer so I can't do this myself :)

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Recording Premium HD (for example ESPN)
« on: November 23, 2007, 02:10:35 pm »
I have a few questions/comments about this thread:

1) Is linuxmce being positioned as a replacement for cable boxes (I personally would like to eliminate those rental charges from my bill).  I think that is a viable long term strategy for a number of reasons but wanted to confirm that is part of the official linuxmce strategy.

If it is, I imagine you are you familiar with the open cable initiative:

2) I personally think DRM is dying.  Another approach to satisfy the concerns of content providers is to limit the ability of end users to remove content from the device.  So if a linuxmce device was configured for readonly usbs,  no dvd burners, etc., then the argument could be made that content is secure once it is on the device.  this achieves the same goals as drm.

3) I'd like to learn more about the reasons linuxmce can't record premium channels.  Is there a link somewhere?

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