On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:48:33 +0000 Dave P <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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. -- TH * http://www.realh.co.uk _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr