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realkeule

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Configuration Question
« on: January 22, 2012, 01:17:03 pm »
hi, im new regards to all.

my english is not so good, so i have to ask, because we have no german support and i didnt find an answer for my question.

how many clients can i use with one server.
can i install 2 dvbS cards for watching all programms in horizontal und vertikal simultan (record and watch one) and which are the best (Technisat SkyStar HD2 - DVB-S2 Karte?)
can i watch on every client a different satellite program?
can i watch full hd 1080 on clients also?

is core2duo/4gb ram/enough hdd/1gb lan good for the server?
info for an cheap client.

i want to install one server in basement near of elektroswitchbox, lan to every room (maybe 5-7). in every room a small client.
can i control on an extra sound output a musikplayer? (amp in basemant, aktiv to all rooms, outside, garden etc)

thanks in advance
« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 01:19:11 pm by realkeule »

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Re: Configuration Question
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 01:24:41 pm »
I am running 2x Dual DVB-S2  cards in my AMD BE2300 2G server, and watch HD content on my Asus ION Mainboard based MD without a problem, and in parallel have other system watching HD content as well.

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Re: Configuration Question
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 01:46:29 pm »
>how many clients can i use with one server.
If not modifying the system I think the first barrier you'll run into is the number if IP addresses reserved for MDs by the DHCP server. In reality, it's the performance of your system that will set the limit. 5-7 MD should not be a problem

>can i install 2 dvbS cards for watching all programms in horizontal und vertikal simultan (record and watch one) and which are the best (Technisat SkyStar HD2 - DVB-S2 Karte?)
You can install several TV tuners. They can be used for any mix of recording and viewing.

>can i watch on every client a different satellite program?
Yes, provided you have enough tuners

>can i watch full hd 1080 on clients also?
Yes

>is core2duo/4gb ram/enough hdd/1gb lan good for the server?
That should be OK. Remember, the MDs are responsible for much of the media handling, so the work is divided by the various system components.

>info for an cheap client.
I'm using an AsRock 330 ION, works great, also for HD. There can be some lagging/pixelation sometimes, but mostly quite OK. (I didn't to too much VDPAU optimisation yet).

>can i control on an extra sound output a musikplayer? (amp in basemant, aktiv to all rooms, outside, garden etc)
Look in the forum for recommendation about music zones. I use Squeezebox 3, but you could add USB sound cards to either the core or to the MDs. The easiest setup is to add a physical Squeezebox to the room where you want music, or to add USB sound cards to the MDs and run SqueezeSlave in the MDs.

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Re: Configuration Question
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 02:24:05 pm »
thanks for the fast answer :)

>can i watch on every client a different satellite program?
Yes, provided you have enough tuners
-> this mean per viewer 1 tuner or 2 dvbS cards for H and V enough for X clints? (sorry for stupit Q.)

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>info for an cheap client.
I'm using an AsRock 330 ION, works great, also for HD. There can be some lagging/pixelation sometimes, but mostly quite OK. (I didn't to too much VDPAU optimisation yet).
-> h||p://mmm.softwarebilliger.de/pc-zubehoer/igel-thin-client-5-4-via-c7-1ghz-256mb/?pid=12387 (IGEL Thin Client 5/4 VIA C7 1GHz 256MB) maybe enough?

which dvds card is good? (not to expensive)

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Re: Configuration Question
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 03:17:48 pm »
I doubt the Igel will do. It's a "Thin Client" and as such it most likelly contain a very small and specialised OS (Windows CE?) and is only made to handle RDP or some other remote terminal protocol. You need more memory (1-2 GB) and a better GPU. Look at some Atom with ION graphics or AMD with NVIDIA.

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