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Users / Re: Conceptual Help
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:52:45 am »
thanks for the reply twodogs.

The more I mull it over the less enthused I am about hooking up satellite. I am reluctant to pay the ridiculous subscription fees and am more reluctant to complicate the installation. We are a ways out in the country side, so our options are limited, but I think we are going to try a combination of Over the Air reception of our few local tv stations and some internet service like netflix for specialty programing.

I agree with your suggestion of running conduit. Unfortunately I have already closed up all my walls. I ran cat 6 for network, cat5e for telephone/network and rg6 to all the locations that I thought may have a media director. I hope to use what I have without having to try to 'fish' any additional cabling. See how it goes.

We move into our place this week and I will be unpacking all my computer bits that have been in storage for too long... i am pretty excited to put this all together.

will post my progress as it happens and i will certainly contribute my experience when the time comes.


Users / Re: Conceptual Help
« on: September 14, 2011, 12:19:46 am »
Thanks again for the reply.

We haven't yet decided on what service we will use (satellite, free to air or Over the Air, or netflix) but this goes a long way to clearing up some questions I had. I am sure I will come up with a few more going forward.

Thank you.


Users / Re: Conceptual Help
« on: September 13, 2011, 09:49:48 pm »
Thanks for the reply,

So, just to make sure i get this. I'm in Canada, so I would need to get a set top box from our service provider. That receiver would be in the basement next to the core and connects to the core via sat cable (rg6) and a capture card. How does the HDMI matrix integrate? Will it allow the sat signal from one receiver to be sent over the network, or would i need to run hdmi from the matrix to the rest of the md's.

Thanks again.


Users / Conceptual Help
« on: September 13, 2011, 08:38:10 pm »
Hi guys, congrats on getting 8.10 released.

I've been following Linuxmce for a few years and with the construction of my home almost complete I am getting ready to take a plunge into setting up a system. I am in the conceptual stage of my setup and have a question about satellite integration.

I intend to have a core in my basement take care of as much as possible, all of my network, telephone and cable terminate in a server closet where I plan to have the core. In order to integrate satellite feeds to the core I would use a DVB-s or DVB-S2 capture card, is that right? Would a card of this nature take the place of the satellite providers receiver? or would i still need a receiver? I plan to have 3 media directors boot via netboot. I was planning on having two dvb-s or dvb-s2 cards to be able to watch different shows on two different media directors at the same time. Do I have the theory correct, or is there a better way to do this?



Users / VOIP in western Canada
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:23:06 am »
Was wondering if any western canadian users had any suggestions on a good VOIP provider that works well with LinuxMCE.



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