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MythTV Presence Awareness

Mon, Jan 19th 2009: Hobart, Australia:

Something I've experimented with recently is having a device linked to a MythTV box that detects when there is a person present in front of it, and if they move away (walk out of the room, for example) it pauses automatically. Then if they walk back into the room it resumes playing. I'm currently working on extending the concept to provide a "follow me" feature so that if you walk from one room in the house to another your show will pause in the first room, then continue playing from that same point in the second room.