Networking TV

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by beige matchbox, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    Oxfordshire, UK
    #1
    I want to be able to...

    watch tv at any of my computers
    watch recorded programs at any computer
    Switch channel at any computer (of course)
    Be able to watch on 2 computers at the same time, and be recording

    All via my network :eek:


    Is this posable? preferably using a macmini as server, assuming it has enough oomph to shift the data and record


    I've found this bit of software http://www.lucid-cake.net/cytv/index_en.html, looks good, uses VLC as the client, meaning cross platform. But i can't figure out if it can handle multiple inputs/outputs


    Is there a better way of going about this?Anyone else looked into it?


    Thanks :)
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Dec 19, 2004
    Location:
    Georgia
    #2
    I don't know if this helps but I have looked into creating a media server before. The best I could come up with would only allow you to record shows recorded through a tivo type of system. This would require a very high end PC running windows Media Center 2005 though. Viewing on TV's would require something like this http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=318 or another media center pc connected. As for broadcasting live TV I don't know if that is possible?

    Also I don't think HDTV recording would be possible. As I recall HDTV tuner cards only work with HDTV antennaes not tuners provided by your cable or satellite company.
     

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