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From: Tom Eastman <tom@×××××××××××.nz>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Suggestions for a TV Box
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 05:54:28
Message-Id: dccg12$9vv$
Hey Guys,

I've got a reasonably stripped down gentoo box (P3-733) with a good video
card running in my living room, with the TV as its monitor and a wireless
keyboard and mouse.

Sounds great so far, doesn't it?  But what shall I do with it?  It has good
TV out capability but no TV in.  I have freevo running at the moment, but
not MythTV, I'm not really brave enough yet, it seems pretty complicated to
set up (I have exactly zero MySQL experience).

So, how would you go about getting a good computing experience out of an
older computer with a TV output?  What do people think would make a nice
window manager?  It would be kind of cool to get things like web-browsing
or email up and running.  I'm kind of thinking some kind of non-window
based interface would be cool, like what you see on palm devices and such. 
As well as locking it down to nice big fonts that can be easily read on a
TV screen.

So what do people think?  At the moment its primary function is to grab
movies and stuff off of my NFS and play them throught the TV, but I'm sure
there is potential for it to be so much more!

Inspire me!  ;-)


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Re: [gentoo-user] Suggestions for a TV Box Andreas Karlsson <hermes@××××.se>
Re: [gentoo-user] Suggestions for a TV Box Luke Albers <gtg940r@×××××××××××.edu>