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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

PVR Caller ID

Someone asked if there was a PVR available with the ability to display telephone Caller ID information on the TV when someone calls your phone. The answer is; "Yes, and the PVR is called MythTV".

The way that this works is though an OSD, On Screen Display, overlay which appears on the various MythTV frontends on each TV in your house. The easiest way to set this up is to use it in parallel with the Asterisk PBX system which only requires 3 lines worth of configuration to add MythTV TV telephone Caller ID OSD functionality, however, you can also display phone Caller ID information sourced off a modem device.

The MythTV plugin which does the work is called MythNotify, just do a search on the internet for it and Caller ID and you'll find all sorts of information about how to go about setting it up.

Good luck setting up TV OSD telephone Caller ID, if you have any comments please let me know and if you have any other questions which you'd like me to answer for free please send them to Ben Dash at


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