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Users / Re: HD over Satellite in North America
« on: February 11, 2008, 08:14:38 am »
Another option is to set it up like the demo video, with the sat receiver at the tv (or 1 at each TV), with the HD outputs going directly to the TV and SD going to your MD(s).  With LinuxMCE controlling everything you can watch HD stuff live and have SD for recorded video as well as live TV on TVs without a HD receiver.

I was laying awake in bed and that is the same thought that occurred to me, and it also will help save on disk space cuz full HD is like 7gigs an hour or something like that...
And then I could also feed the SD into the multi-zone amp and get the output on all the monitors using the 'follow me' feature... 

Things are looking up, maybe I can get some sleep.  This house is stressing me out.  Word of advise: don't be the general contractor on your own home.


Users / Re: HD over Satellite in North America
« on: February 11, 2008, 06:16:22 am »
So I've run across this thing called R5000-HD.  Its looks like a cable/satellite box mod and it works with SageTV.  Anyone look further into this and find anything promising?  I know Sage is closed source but it runs on Linux so maybe I could just have a dedicated box hooked up to a modded satellite box and only watch recorded TV.  provided it's not in some crazy DRM format that is only viewable in *their* media player...

Anyone have any experience with this R5000-HD?  I'm just looking for something that is easy enough for the wife to use without yelling at me for making something as simple as watching TV too complicated, while at the same time make me happy...

Developers / Re: MAME Plugin Progress Thread
« on: February 11, 2008, 05:30:30 am »
What the hell was the big deal about giving a straight answer to a simple question?

It's all about CYA.

Do _NOT_ post links on where to get ROMS!

Sorry 'bout that Thom, I knew it was wrong the second I hit post... won't happen again...


Users / Re: HD over Satellite in North America
« on: February 11, 2008, 05:26:19 am »
I think my solution will be to get 2 HD Homerun and connect the rg6 from trh reciever to the homerun input.

I looked into the HD Homerun and it seems to not work with satellite:
but are you saying plug the sat. box into the HD Homerun and have an IR blaster change the channel on the box and then I can watch TV in HD?  Kinda like keeping the TV on channel 3 and changing the channel on the VCR? 


Users / Re: Posting Pics Issue
« on: February 11, 2008, 04:41:28 am »
That's a hot linked image above, so try uploading it somewhere and using a URL...

Users / Re: Posting Pics Issue
« on: February 11, 2008, 04:40:26 am »

Users / Re: HD over Satellite in North America
« on: February 11, 2008, 04:24:16 am »
So I'm SOL in trying to get HD content?  bummer.

Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 11, 2008, 04:10:43 am »
My mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say, at least come up with some constructive criticism instead of biatching and moaning... (pathetic)


Users / HD over Satellite in North America
« on: February 11, 2008, 01:13:09 am »
So I'm building a house out in the country and the only option for TV is Satellite, which isn't a bad thing because DirectTV is going to have all those HD channels (it's only bad when it comes to internet access, but don't get me started...)

My question is about HD video distribution.  Assuming I have 2 or 3 HD satellite boxes next to my core, and assuming I get multiple DVB-S cards working at capturing the HD signals (and controlling the satellite boxes), and assuming I have Media Directors in different rooms, what is the best way to distribute those video signals?  I assume I don't want to use a multi-zone receiver that outputs the video out of the yellow RCA, right?  Like this model:

I assume the data that the core is sending out the cat6 is still digital (duh) and when it gets to the MDs then I just need an HDMI or DVI hook-up from the MD to the TV/monitor.  I think I just answered my own question but I'll keep going...  Or do I need or want to run some sort of an HDMI switcher like this: and pull HDMI cables everywhere. 

Or is there something I am not thinking of? 

And can anyone recommend a good multi-source multi-zone (6 or more zones) audio receiver/amp that works easily (or possibly) with LinuxMCE?

Thanks, Skip

So what is the best way to hack together your idea, Jason?  I need speakers in rooms that I don't want a MD, specifically the dining room and bathrooms, but I still want wall mounted volume controls.  I've been wrestling with this idea for a couple weeks now cuz I am in the middle of building a house.  Just thinking about the zone amp and how to input multiple outputs from the core and keep it all clean is driving me crazy...


Installation issues / Re: S.O.S about install
« on: February 10, 2008, 10:04:31 pm »
Is LMCE running the DHCP or do you have the router doing it??


Installation issues / Re: Anybody get DVD install to work for 7.10 beta 3?
« on: February 10, 2008, 09:59:30 pm »
You may want to take the KVM switch out of the equation.  I have had install problems in the past using a KVM, so I always just get rid of it for installs.  It may not be the problem but it doesn't hurt to try...


Users / Re: Linux destroyer
« on: February 10, 2008, 09:18:03 pm »
So I've been reading this forum for awhile and prodding along through the wiki before I dive into this project and every couple days some idiot gets on this board and complains that he just wiped his drive and lost all his data cuz he was too stupid to take 10 seconds to research what he was doing first.  Notwithstanding that he should have had backups, but the nerve of someone to complain on a message board about their own stupid mistake just floors me.


Users / Re: Can Sahara Slate PXE boot??
« on: February 10, 2008, 05:17:00 pm »
I'll just hardwire that one.  Thanks guys!

Computers can't wipe our memories yet, but I'm sure Windows will do it first.

That, my friend, made me laugh.    // insert 'owe me a new keyboard' cliche here

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