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Users / Re: Australian LMCE users.....
« on: November 07, 2008, 11:53:08 am »
Hey from somewhere in Aussie.  Not sure where I am at the moment but hoping to get home sometime this month. I travel between three diffent locations as a FIFO worker

I am an Instrument/Control technician Technician that has done some coding of various PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)and DCS (Distrubuted Control Systems) and a little structured text and programming.  I am happy to try writting some code but I will need a lot of help due to being brand new to Linux. 
I dont currently have a system.  I am currently trying to speck up a system to build for the tin lids (kids) so they can watch thier millions of movies and also ABC1 & 2

Anyway I can help just ask.


Users / Re: need help with tv card pick:)
« on: November 07, 2008, 11:42:04 am »
Good Evening

I noticed that a lot of comments on this thread relate to pay tv.
What would be a good TV card for free-2-air digital tv in Australia.  Allowing for both SD and HD feed.  I am not overly interested in the pay TV because it is way to expensive for the crap that foxtel provides.


Users / Re: need help with tv card pick:)
« on: November 04, 2008, 09:59:30 am »
hey man that last comment was a little rude.
I am also a newbie and I have asked a couple of question and been fortunate that those people have donated there time to help me.  I think this is a community of people that dont get paid to answer questions but volunteer thier time to help other.  I think you should just appreciate it when someone does take the time to help you out and just accept it if they dont help you out.

A little bit of curtisy and respect goes a long way. 


Users / Hybrid minimum requirments
« on: November 03, 2008, 01:52:32 pm »
OK I have done a heap of reading and thanks to those that pointed me in the right directions.  I found a good source to assist with the fact that I am in Australia and trying this.
Im onboard and what to dip my toe in.
My first att emp will be as simple a system as I can do, so I thought it best to build a Hybrid for my kids to use.  If my 5 year old can use it then at least he can teach me and mom how to use it.

What I want to build is a hybrid that can be used by the kids to watch there very large collection of DVD's, and free to air Digital TV (standard definiation as they only have a 69cm CRT TV that is 10 years old)
Thats it to start with (baby steps)

My question is what is the minimum setup that I can get away with?  EG processor speed, ram, etc
Harddrive is no problem as I already have 2 X 500GB Hardrives with all thier movies stored on my XP machine that I can move into the new case (after installing LinuxMCE).  I will only use hardware that is listed in the Wiki, as this will mean less things to go wrong.

Cheers Chipppy
Any suggestion on how to keep the cost down (and therefore the handbrake happy)

Users / Where do newbies go to start learning about LinuxMCE?
« on: November 01, 2008, 02:03:51 pm »
I am a newbie and I would like some direction on where to go first to start learning about LinuxMCE.  I have read the Wiki (had to google that to findout what it meant).  I want to learn more indepth so that I can look at buying in  some hardware etc to set up a hybrid that can become a stand alone core later on but where do I go in the forums to talk to people????
I am trying to understand a lot of this stuff but I dont know much about networking and my computer skills are not the greatest to start with.  I am struggling with all the TLA's, so I need the real neeewwbbiiee type help.

PS TLA = three letter acronym hope you got the joke there

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