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Users / Re: "Should RS232 Be Dropped In Favor Of Other Protocols"?
« on: April 04, 2009, 07:15:02 pm »
I've been trying to find a projector equipped with RS232 for my main media room
to no avail. Most of the projectors I've found so far are equipped with a service port.
It seems that the industry is moving away from RS232 and opting to implement
RJ45. Shouldn't we move in that direction as well?

Your Thoughts.


For clarification RS232 is a communication protocol.  RJ45 is a cable connector (used for ethernet cat5 cabling for example) and has nothing itself to do with the communications protocols.  I have a UPS which has an RJ45 port with an adaptor to 9pin d-sub to connect to my pcs serial port which uses the RS232 protocol.  RS232 and RJ45 cannot be compared.

Installation issues / Re: using Thomson IP1101 as Media Director
« on: April 04, 2009, 06:48:09 pm »
Excuse me???

I think it is plain to see that I am not the one who asked the original question.  You did read the thread did you not?  And I think it is plain to see that Govo (Sean) is also not the individual who posted the question either.  Do you have anything to actually discuss about the possibility of the system being able to run as an MD???

I am responding to the assertion that 512mb of RAM is needed before you begin.  As well as the fact that the p3 processor in my MD is near the same capability as the machine the poster was asking about.

Why post if you have nothing to contribute?  Is this forum not for discussion?  Maybe I'm not welcome to post here?

Installation issues / Re: using Thomson IP1101 as Media Director
« on: April 03, 2009, 10:00:59 pm »
I have a P3 667Mhz PXE booting with 256mbs of RAM, no problem so far, very responsive with UI1 @ 800x600.

Users / Re: Splitting Audio / Video Pipes
« on: April 01, 2009, 11:50:39 pm »
I'm not extremely familiar with this yet but it sounds like LMCE thinks that the 'HDMI' input on the amplifier is a Video based input and therefor sets the input on the TV to allow that video device to display through the amplifier.  Have you tried connecting the audio from the MD to an audio only input on the receiver.  If I'm following this logically then that may prevent LMCE from setting the TV input to the receiver when you select your MD. 

Users / Re: Cover Art
« on: March 31, 2009, 11:36:09 pm »
My favourite application for music tagging is MediaMonkey (windows), best online info/art grabber and re-namer I have used.

Users / Re: Newbie Question - temperature and humidity
« on: March 29, 2009, 06:10:41 pm »
My understanding is that you can use a small float switch connected to the input of a GC-100 to monitor if the water level dropped too low.  I'm not sure if there is something else in X10 or other powerline or RF device out there to do this or not.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE on Playstation 3
« on: March 29, 2009, 04:34:37 pm »
I setup up kubuntu 8.10 on my ps3 last night and attempted to setup an lmce0810 build environment.  Created a conf folder for the ppc arch and began grab -dev packages.  Lots of unmet dependencies in -dev packages due to versioning and the kernel packages do not all align (no source for the installed kernel).  I'll play with it for a little while and see what happens.

I have been having the exact same issue with NAS samba drives, I have not found a solution except to add the share manually. 

If I create a new share on the NAS it is detected but none of the other shares which I had previously chosen to 'No, ignore this time' are detected.  All devices which I choose to 'ignore every time' show up in the unknown devices list.

Users / Re: play HD video on slow hardware via VDPAU...
« on: March 16, 2009, 08:50:43 pm »
Have you verified that your card is capable of VDPAU yet?

This app is supposed to test if your card is capable or not:

I ran into this on a MythTV related forum.

Users / Re: Some noob questions from a Myth user.
« on: March 10, 2009, 05:58:46 pm »
I came to LMCE as a user of knoppmyth for many years. LinuxMCE by default loads a backend on the core

Very well said, I read the wiki and forums for days before I was actually able to piece together what you have just said very concisely in a couple of paragraphs.  I'm sure there are many people, and will be more, who have these same questions.


Users / Re: How did you end up here, using LinuxMCE?
« on: March 09, 2009, 12:14:28 am »
Hi all!  I've been running MythTV for about 3 years running multiple frontends on Xebian and have been looking for a way to incorporate home automation and voip. I first saw LMCE about a year ago in some MythTV forums and I played with it for a bit but didn't really have the hardware to implement media directors properly.  I had forgotten completely about lmce until I recently saw some of tschak's lmce videos.  The DT366 touchscreen padorbiter video hooked me and I decided to jump in.

I just finished building a core/hybrid system out of a P4 using with my file server as a NAS and a couple old (but apparently capable) pcs for mds.  I'm also using my Windows Tablet PC and a Nokia N800 as orbiters.  I hope to add a DT366, voip, irrigation control and eventually lighting, thermostats and maybe even a serial interface to my solar hot water system controller.


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