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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: raspberry pi
« on: January 11, 2012, 11:32:08 pm »
Sorry, I'm an ME so I'm not versed on messaging bus architecture vs another type that would allow it, just thinking out loud....

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: raspberry pi
« on: January 11, 2012, 04:21:20 pm »
This has probably been discussed, but just to open up a thought; does the architecture of MCE lend itself to distributed computing over a gigabit network? Ideally these would sit behind every monitor and stay on since they use very little power. Perhaps one could serve as the "core" that would direct all processing traffic among the nodes so you would have a robust, low power consumption system.

Users / Re: Guru Plug/Global Scale Technologies as Core?
« on: December 01, 2011, 03:01:24 am »
Anyone ever look into this? Still kicking around the idea of using this as a hybrid/core. What would be an ideal solution is this as hybrid and Raspberry PI as MD's...

Users / LinuxMCE Core running on Dream Plug
« on: June 03, 2011, 06:09:18 am »
Has anyone tried running either of these as a core?


Seems like one could put a nice system together using this as a core and then having a Guru plug;

at every display as a Media Director (low cost and low power consumption)

Users / Re: New Build for Newbie
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:55:10 pm »
Did your rig work as you specified it? Just curious since I'm ready to take the leap. I was also curious about the power usage, I'm looking for something quiet that doesn't use alot of power...

Installation issues / Re: Anyone install door video/phone doorbell
« on: April 21, 2011, 06:10:17 pm »
Just an FYI, followed up with the CyberData folks and their video doorbell is still not available, they hope to have it within the year at about $500-600 price, and it will interface with Asterisk as another phone, it will also be available as a surveillance camera...

if anyone is aware of an alternative, please share.

Installation issues / Re: do MD's have to stay on all the time?
« on: March 16, 2011, 05:25:07 am »
That sounds great, thanks again for the information, this is great...


Installation issues / do MD's have to stay on all the time?
« on: March 15, 2011, 03:33:42 pm »
Is it practical to turn MD's on as needed, or do they take too much time to boot up? To save energy, I would like to only turn the MD in a room when I need it (similar to what I do now, when I want to watch TV in the Master Bedroom I turn the TV on)?

Users / Re: Guru Plug/Global Scale Technologies as Core?
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:00:27 pm »
Question regarding regenerating the Orbiters; that wouldn't need to be done on a regular basis would it? If I understand correctly it would only be when you make a change or upgrade?

Also on PXE booting the Media Directors; to save power I was thinking that you could just turn on the MD when you want it, for example the one in the Master Bedroom would only come on when you wanted to watch or listen to something there. Would the PXE boot also take longer than practical in this case (leaving the MD off until needed)?

I have a demanding customer (=wife) that will veto the install if it's not as seamless as what we have now (TV in the bedroom hooked up to cable)....

Users / Re: Guru Plug/Global Scale Technologies as Core?
« on: March 12, 2011, 05:07:11 pm »
If I use the Atom Based rack server and add an NVidea Graphics card would it work for as a Hybrid/Core?

Users / Guru Plug/Global Scale Technologies as Core?
« on: March 11, 2011, 11:00:02 pm »
Any thoughts on using something like this for a core (or hybrid/core)?

My interest is in having a low power server to run MCE on 24/7.

If this is not ideal, would something like this work?

I've looked through the Wiki and I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to find something that works and low power....

Thanks to all the pros

Users / Insteon
« on: February 04, 2011, 05:07:10 am »
I've been searching the forum and wiki regarding Insteon, it looked like there was some momentum behind it for a while, but now I'm getting concerned because I have it throughout my home and it looks like it may not be supported. Does anyone have it working? I unfortunately do not have the programming skill to work on this, and a call to Smarthome did not leave me with the warm and fuzzies...

Please share your experience...


Users / Re: Multi-room Audio - a tad confused
« on: February 04, 2011, 05:01:33 am »
Good question, I am planning a similar setup and perhaps to further confuse (myself mostly) I was thinking that since I have home-runs of speaker wire going to my media closet (which will also house my Hybrid/core) I would need to send the audio out of each room's MD back to the media closet to be amplified there and then feed the ceiling speaker in that room. For example, if I'm in the master bedroom and I'm watching a movie, I could then have the audio going through the ceiling speakers, when I change to music, then I have that coming through the ceiling speakers.
I was looking at tri-amps for each zone, but a multi-room amp might be the better (and more economical) way to go. I'm just a bit fuzzy on where and how the audio signal is amplified...

Users / Re: Hardware that I would like opinions on.
« on: January 12, 2011, 05:41:20 am »
Great post, please keep us updated on how this works out, I'm going through the same thing and didn't know how to narrow down the list of choices, Thanks

Installation issues / Re: IP Phone (will any manufacturer work?)
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:16:20 pm »
This may be a very basic question, but would a Nortel NTDU96 with touch screen work as an orbiter, or is the Cisco the only one capable? I thought it had more to do with the image/code the system was pulling off the Core, but if it is Cisco specific I know to stay away from the Nortel...


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