[OT] Re: OpenMoko and LCD TV

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed May 6 17:00:27 CEST 2009

>> They run Linux on TVs now?? What kind of processing is a TV doing that
>> needs an OS overseeing it?

> I think it started with MHEG engines for DVB, and EPG. Next they
> started  adding things like SD and USB with media viewers. This one's
> got an ethernet  port that's currently unused, but some use them for
> streaming media playback.

> The problem is the usual one - things that don't quite behave as you
> want them  to, or functions the hardware's capable of but they
> haven't implemented.

Is the firmware's source available somewhere?


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