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Re: Reading Features.
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 6:01 PM, Ian Santopietro <isantop@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This would be great, but custom hardware is a bit out of scope for this
> I'd love to see Ubuntu coming preinstalled on my TV, but I'm afraid that
> set-top boxes are currently a better, easier to accomplish solution.
> --Ian Santopietro
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> On Jan 3, 2012 6:58 PM, "Sandy Martin" <siegfried_m22@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I was reading the feature list and it seems to me that all this software
>> idea could be built into the TV itself. I am looking at this as a hardware
>> issue. With building the Ubuntu Software into the TV it gets rid of the
>> issue of having a tv and a box and two remotes. If you have say 3 or 4 USB
>> ports built in to it you can then add an external hard drive to save all
>> shows , movies , etc.
>> Now you have seen how the Wii works why not have a remote that works along
>> those lines and allows the user to point and click with the remote. Have
>> built into the remote a slide out keyboard. Or you can have a "Normal
>> remote" and use the USB ports for wireless keyboards and mouse. Say if you
>> do live TV make a app for Unity which is initially there for live TV and
>> Unity is minimized but not gone while the live TV is full screen. Look at
>> LG's Magic Motion TV. Ubuntu can easily do that.
>> heres the link for the LG TV.
>> think about it.
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While I think custom hardware might not be out of scope, I think we
will know more tomorrow (hopefully, Will Cooke said he was writing up
a doc to give us a little direction). That said, these are ideas that
were brought up months ago. Ideally, we'll have both built into the TV
as well as a STB.
Regarding TV with USB connections for hard drives, you are going to
get crap performance if you try to run a DVR on low end hardware
(ATOM/ARM). That isn't guessing, I've seen many users try it and come
crying when it doesn't perform well.