With XBMC for LCDSmartie its possible to display mediainfo from XBMC on you LCDSmartie compatible display. You can then see what XBMC is doing without switching on your TV.
Playing a movie
Playing a tv series
Please check the Documentation to see how everything has to be set up.
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