« on: January 03, 2008, 04:02:24 pm »
I am very impressed by the demo video of the LinuxMCE setup and have taking stock of my current hardware to see if I can start a setup.
On thing I still don't understand is this: When the user in the video switches to direct AV on the LinuxMCE system and switches to the direct feed (a HD signal in the video) what is actually happening? I can only assume that there is another cable box present in the room OR that there are some big runs of HDMI cable throughout. With multiple HD tv's in one installation this can become difficult and cost prohibitive as most cable boxes will only have one HD output so you would need some splitter and a lot of cable and, depending on the length of the run, some amplifiers. From the demo hardware list on the wiki I only see one tuner being used, although I note it is a dual tuner pvr.
Does anyone know how that is working or what is going on to make that happen?
Thanks for any insight.