Networking TV

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

  1. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    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, 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 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    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 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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