[vdr] OT: VDR for grandparents

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 16:57:51 CET 2008


>> > 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.

While I have  not had experience with this myself, I do know a few
users who've set up VDR for (grand)parents and wives.  From the
feedback I've heard, VDR works really well in those scenarios which I
think says a lot!  ;)



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