[vdr] OT: VDR for grandparents

Dave P vdr at pickles.me.uk
Sun Oct 26 11:48:33 CET 2008


On Sunday 26 Oct 2008, Peer Oliver Schmidt wrote:
> Hello Paul,
>
> > has anyone on this list any experience in setting up VDR for older
> > people like grandparents? It would be nice, if she/he could share
> > her/his experience or point me to information on the WWW.
>
> I have experience with second best thing after grandparents. A
> totally clueless user.
>
> Since I have setup VDR as the backend sitting near the dish, and
> added a MediaMVP box next to the TV set, she can use it, record
> stuff, delete recording, everything.
>
> We are using the Hauppauge MediaMVP together with the
> vdr-plugin-vompserver on the VDR system.

Another vote for MediaMVP and vompserver. The user interface is IMO easier 
to operate than commercial PVRs such as the Humax, and the noisy recorder 
can be kept out of the living room.

Dave



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