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netant
Sep 6, 2013, 08:43 AM
No jailbreaking required.

demo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j4A0iCgHHA

latest beta2 available at http://instatv.org



2010mini
Sep 6, 2013, 11:07 PM
Interesting.

Jig3n
Sep 6, 2013, 11:38 PM
I wonder if it would work from a windows virtual machine like vmware or something... think I'm going to try this out...

Mrbobb
Sep 7, 2013, 12:12 AM
You guys are aware your Windows machine has to have a TV tuner right? No big deal but doesn't seem "elegant."

Subscribe to Aero and stuff come from the web, no further hardware needed.

priitv8
Sep 7, 2013, 04:33 AM
Elgato has had this capability for quite a while. Since 2009 at least (http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/iphone-apps/entertainment/elgato-eyetv-iphone-app-644997/review).
EyeTV By Elgato Systems (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eyetv/id329886711?mt=8)

netant
Sep 7, 2013, 10:59 AM
Elgato has had this capability for quite a while. Since 2009 at least (http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/iphone-apps/entertainment/elgato-eyetv-iphone-app-644997/review).
EyeTV By Elgato Systems (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eyetv/id329886711?mt=8)

this is direct stream from PC to AppleTV, not AirPlay.

Also this works with HDHomeRun Prime which the majority of US cable users will be using. EyeTV does not work with HDHomeRun Prime at all

Oh, and EyeTV is for Mac only.



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I wonder if it would work from a windows virtual machine like vmware or something... think I'm going to try this out...

It works but you will need to either

1) connect the USB tuner from host to VMware, or
2) use Ethernet TV tuner such as HDHomeRun (all models)

priitv8
Sep 8, 2013, 06:00 AM
this is direct stream from PC to AppleTV, not AirPlay.How would that work? On an AppleTV, without having a specialized app installed on aTV (like YT, Hulu, Netflix et al), how can you stream anything? And these apps pull streams from internet, the video you posted earlier, shows a PC pushing a stream to aTV. AirPlay is the only way to push streams to aTV, AFAIK.
Also this works with HDHomeRun Prime which the majority of US cable users will be using. EyeTV does not work with HDHomeRun Prime at allObviously, I'm not that familiar with the OTA/Cable/IP-TV options available in US. Looks like it has been possible at least back in 2011. There must surely be a reason why it has been discontinued.
Elgato HDHomeRun Network Dual Tuner for HDTV for Mac or PC (http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-HDHomeRun-Network-Tuner-10023030/dp/B00518QSRU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top)
But you are right in one aspect - none of Elgato's solutions are good for watching on AppleTV, only iPhone/iPad are useable clients.
Oh, and EyeTV is for Mac only.I can't help with that. Sorry.

netant
Sep 11, 2013, 09:39 PM
How would that work? On an AppleTV, without having a specialized app installed on aTV (like YT, Hulu, Netflix et al), how can you stream anything? And these apps pull streams from internet, the video you posted earlier, shows a PC pushing a stream to aTV. AirPlay is the only way to push streams to aTV, AFAIK.

It's still AirPlay.

InstaTV Server sends an AirPlay request to ATV and ask ATV to start streaming live tv feed from a source that InstaTV Server has set up.

deskhomeloo
Sep 11, 2013, 10:19 PM
great.Subscribe to Aero and stuff come from the web, no further hardware needed.http://t.cn/z8KVFmE

fhall1
Sep 12, 2013, 06:34 AM
What's Aero in like 20 cities? That leaves a lot of people that can't get the service and therefore need an alternative.

netant
Sep 17, 2013, 11:27 AM
InstaTV Server 2.2 has been posted. Also the iOS client is available at AppStore.

http://instatv.org