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Users / Re: another n00b with n00b questions
« on: July 26, 2007, 09:29:38 am »
Thanks Blair,  I will do a bit more reading now.

For someone who is not a Linux user and has never used a Media PC before, any useful pointers, tips or documents I should be reading?

(am reading the MythTV pages now :) )

Users / Re: another n00b with n00b questions
« on: July 25, 2007, 12:16:12 pm »
Thanks for the hardware list that will come in real useful.

I did however forget the internet is not limited to my own country lol (my apologies)

Let me explain a bit.

I am not wanting to control Sky+ or even watch Sky+ from LinuxMCE, what I am wanting to do is have some of the features that Sky+ has on my LinuxMCE box.

These features are bascially the ability to pause live television, rewind to review earlier programs.   This is done on Sky+ by it constantly recording the input it is getting and then displaying it to you in a time lag, so that you can rewind to a program that may have been on earlier that day.

So basically I am after the ability to add freeview to my LinuxMCE box then have it recorded constantly so I can reqind "live" tv so to speak.

Users / another n00b with n00b questions
« on: July 24, 2007, 05:41:09 pm »
Without wanting to annoy those that see these questions all the time, here they are anyways.

I have been interested in getting myself in to this whole Media Centre controlled house type of thing, but after watching the Linux MCE demo video was quickly persuaded to look at Linux MCE instead of Windows MCE.

I am noob to Linux (some fiddling with Red Hat but thats it), but I have been assured that MCE is noob friendly.

The box I am wanting to set up initially will be for the following:

- DVD Player & Recorder
- MP3/Music Player
- Freeview
- Sky+ style feature (pause live telly, rewind etc)

So my questions are:

a) Is the Sky+ style features possible? What is needed?
b) For the freeview do I need to have a special TV card or how does that work?
c) Is there a list of compatible/recomended hardware?

Thanks for helping yet another noob

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