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Reader Assistance We received the following plea for assistance from Reg Hardware reader Ian Bonham this morning:

Dear Reg Hardware,

As Chrimbo closes on us, I'm looking at a new family TV and Blu-ray to keep the ankle-biters quiet while I enjoy a bit of much deserved downtime. I am in a bit of a quandary though.

As a dedicated Penguin, I have Myth TV running in my home office watching Freesat and Freeview (Hauppauge HVR-4000), and it streams telly, video and music around the house. Lovely!

She doesn't want a PC in the lounge though, so is there a Blu-ray that will interface fully with Myth? Or am I looking at a TV, Blu-ray and an ARM box I can maybe put a Myth front-end on, like the TrimSlice?

Hope you can give me some advice, because with last payday coming up before Crimbo Santa needs his list soon, and we all want to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special in style, but I need my toys too!

Cheers,

Ian

Now, we're not - we have to confess - Myth TV boffins. But maybe some of you guys are. So, here's the challenge to you, readers: can you solve Ian's conundrum?

Suggestions, tips and tricks in the comments, folks. And let's keep it on-topic - no divergence about how Ian should throw out his entire set-up and buy a PS3, please. Let's see if we can't help Ian get his kit ready in time. ®

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