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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 12:04:34 am »
Rafik,
I concur.
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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 11:52:04 am »
  Hi Totallymaxed, Zaerc and all others.

 I actually had the same taught about making some contribution to the project / community and try to generate some service by doing basically what i like doing the most (Linux geekness).

 Here in Algeria they are many people building big houses / residences and there is a need for those king of home automation solutions.

 Well, i think that rather than having many personnal lmce brews we should all share our efforts, and i will do so even if some customer ask me to develop a custom (wrapper / hw support / skin or else) that he would pay for.

 Because i think that the base of the code is quiet big and event if we spent hours / month we've done nothing compared to what have been done so far.

 I shall admit that i worked on many kind of different solutions before but pluto is quiet complex and requires a lot of knowledge in many areas.

 There are so many opportunities, the solution is so well taught and customizable that it should not be hard
to have many kind of customers (personnal use, sme's, particular setups).

 So i think together we'll be stronger and since we're not on the same part of the globe we don't have any
conflicts of interest.

 What do you think ?

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2007, 07:49:47 pm »
I think you're hitting the nail right on the head there Rafik.  And even if we'd all be in the same part of the world I'd reckon there still are a lot more people looking for a solution like this without the hassle of doing it themselves then there are people that can deliver it.

Eventhough I have no intention of making money on LMCE, that might change in the future given the opportunity, I can certainly think of worse things to do for a living.  Besides, I'm not really suited to deal with customers directly anyway.  ;)
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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2007, 07:52:57 pm »
now if we can just build a base of available RS-232 TV's... I just spent the last hour on the phone with all the major AV suppliers, and there just isn't much of anything out there right now that's RS-232 or ethernet controllable.. maybe i'm missing something....but this seriously pisses me off..

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2007, 08:18:57 pm »
now if we can just build a base of available RS-232 TV's... I just spent the last hour on the phone with all the major AV suppliers, and there just isn't much of anything out there right now that's RS-232 or ethernet controllable.. maybe i'm missing something....but this seriously pisses me off..

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Several of the Mitsubishi and Olevia televisions that I carry are RS-232 controllable. I believe there are several Samsung and Sony models that controllable as well. I'll try and amass a list of said televisions in the next couple days.

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2007, 08:56:55 pm »
My Samsung HLN507W has an RS232 port on it.   Don't know anything about how to use it, though.

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007, 10:42:32 pm »
now if we can just build a base of available RS-232 TV's... I just spent the last hour on the phone with all the major AV suppliers, and there just isn't much of anything out there right now that's RS-232 or ethernet controllable.. maybe i'm missing something....but this seriously pisses me off..

-Thom

Hi,

LGs are in my knowledge by far well controlable over rs232. I still don't have it, but will purchase one in near future. You can even read rs232 protocol in last pages of user manual. But beware, presence of rs232 connector doesn't mean that protocol is available.

I'm also using other well supported audio receiver. Marantz brand has quite good support for rs232 control.

I've written completely new template for almost all features of Marantz, but don't know when I'll have a chance to contribute it...

HTH,

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 11:43:15 pm »
Gentlemen,

I have been a lurker for awhile but now decided to jump in.  Kudos to Rafik, great idea.  Together we can help each other and still not step on each other's toes.

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2007, 12:35:33 am »
I agree, as well. :)

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2007, 12:52:46 am »
 Hi Zaerc,

 I do agree with you i'm not here to work my ass off to get other people to contribute from it making dosh, however there is something you've go that some others dont. You got tech skills and shall be quiet good at you linux stuff where you could give your work and contribution on media, the people getting it won't be able to make great use of it.

 Believe me anyone can build a small lmce / pluto sys with 3 mds and it's fine with basic functions and it fine. but when it come to bigger when customisation is invoved you wont have many available guys around that master all the skills.

 since i worked with gpl'ed stuff that i could never build even if a had 10 lifes, i really insist in giving back since we use beautiful tools done by people egger of technologies spending their own time.

 I had the chance to work on lmce since i managed to make a comfortable living on consultancy, i gave my self 3 month to play around since i really think there a way of making a living out of this solution doing what we like.

 However i've been in other project and i can tell that i'll always contribute and keep projects as gpl.
It would be to easy to say well that all mine and mount a fully commercial company like others did.

 Today we got 2 solutions, either buy the great unbranded solution and just be a reseller (that involves having a lot of money to invest first) or use the actual solution with the whistles and bells we added on it to support new functions / hardware getting pluto further.

 I like the second

 At last i would say that we all need each other and we should really keep it this way.

 Best Regards,

Rafik

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2007, 03:47:11 am »
I do agree with you i'm not here to work my ass off to get other people to contribute from it making dosh, ...

Well that's not entirley what I meant, in my opinion the more people make money out of it the more time and effort will be put back into improving things for everyone, and I think we have some examples of that happening already.  What I meant to say was that I'm not really in it for the money, although I certainly wouldn't mind earning some doing the things I like enough to do them for free anyway (as long as it doesn't become "work" if you know what I mean ;)). 

To me this is the greatest scavenger hunt ever and other people making money with it can only improve that.  Like you (more or less) said before: in the end everybody wins if we pull together.
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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2007, 05:06:20 am »
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everybody wins if we pull together

I am in, :)
I will try to help where I can
1st project is to get a handle on rs232 tv control as with others  I am frustrated with the lack support for current models.
If I can get mine going (Olevia 232) I will happily add it to the wiki .
I have been holding off on posting my hardware spec, hoping that the 710 release would fix some issues and would have some better results and post them at that point. If it would be better to post my hardware and problems sooner than later I would be happy to. Most problems I have found work arounds through the forum  or have unanswered posts.

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2007, 05:28:31 am »
Sounds good.  Eventually, with sqlCVS, templates created by one user will be available for other users.  This is the way Pluto was originally implemented.

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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2007, 07:47:34 am »

Hmmm... the ripping time is an issue I agree but 2TB of HD storage now costs well under 200UKP (ie less than $400 retail).... ;-)

But it needs to be redundant as I don't want to rip 2TB of discs twice. So for a good Raid5/6 with 2TB usable it is much more than $400. I'd be lucky to get a good eSata cage for $400, let alone the drives.

Hmmm... but still less than the auto-changer if you don't count your time ripping all the content that is! I am playing with you a little here... but my perspective is that auto-changers are not where media storage is going. Users here in Europe are just not interested in them... which i guess colours my view a little. Auto-changers do have there uses though... customer has 1000 CD's or DVD's... with an auto-changer you can mass rip the customers audio/video collection for them and provide that as part of a service ;-)
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Re: Selection of Core's & MD's available pre-configured
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2007, 06:34:56 pm »
Sorry for the delay in getting this info up on our site. Below is a link to a page that describes the Artisan Hybrid/Core;

http://chtukltd.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8&Itemid=8

I'll post more (I promise!) over the next few days. By the way if you have contacted me regarding hardware/software configs and any other matter relating to the hardware we offer I will respond in the next day or so.

Thanks.

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