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Old August 21, 2008, 01:44 PM
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Alright, so in my moms new house there is no way to run cable upstairs, and she isn't interested in drilling a hole in her floors. So my plan was to do it over the network(wireless N).

The HOW of it has me a bit confused though, I'm not entirely sure what hardware is good(need a tuner) nor do I know what software to use. Something that did catch my eye was Mythbuntu, and it DOES look good. So, each frontend has to be a pc, but does it need to be MUCH of a pc? Would an Atom or VIA board work just fine for one of these?

Also, what sort of control do the frontends have? Cause I use a remote like the one I have for Windows MCE?


If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it, as well as a general idea of how the quality will be streamed over the network.


PS I want to have the ability to add multiple computers to this setup, so a dual tuner is a must(doesnt need to be HD though, we just have a standard set top box), if possible I want as many as 4 video streams at any one time.
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Old August 21, 2008, 04:57 PM
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A good electrician can run cables anywhere. It would cost you but it can be done.

Check out the latest episode of Systm on Revion3 for all your MythTV answers.
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Old August 21, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Problem with that is that it doesn't migrate well, and she might not be living here very long, so being able to pack it all in will be a nice touch.

Price isn't a big deal since I already have the backend machine, and all its missing is the tuner card(s). Its already outfitted with 2tb of storage, so it should be okay for recording/etc.

Just don't know what quality tuners are...anyone know of a really nice dual tuner?
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