[vdr] OT: VDR for grandparents

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Sun Oct 26 21:18:53 CET 2008


On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:48:33 +0000
Dave P <vdr at pickles.me.uk> wrote:

> 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.

It looks like the MediaMVP is the crucial factor. I don't think
"(grand)parents" would cope with remembering what key does what on a
QWERTY keyboard or be able to cope with the appalling lag and randomised
auto repeat in the DVB remote control drivers.

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TH * http://www.realh.co.uk



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