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Planning a New Build
« on: November 12, 2008, 09:58:26 pm »

I think I am just about ready to do my first Linux MCE deployment.  But, after going through the fourms I still have some questions on my hardware selection.

1. DViCO FusionHDTV7 - Looks like it shoud be pretty good but I'm hoping someone can confirm

2. I was looking at a Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive for my core but as I look around the fourms it seems like there are still a great number of issues to be resolved.  Is it worth the extra money to add this drive now?

3. I see support for Z-wave items.  Lutron has another protocall called Radio RA.  Will Linux MCE support this?

Any thoughts or comments on these items would be greatly appreciated.




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Re: Planning a New Build
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 10:21:08 pm »
I can only comment on blue-ray.  Definitely not worth it right now.  As far as I know, it's still very cumbersome to watch a blue-ray.  You must rip it, which looks very difficult in general, before you can watch it.  So, if your friend brings over a blueray movie, you're gonna have to wait to watch it.  Plus, I think that not all BDs are rippable.  So, probably want to wait on that till we get live read functionality.


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Re: Planning a New Build
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 04:08:36 am »
For HD, save yourself the trouble, and use the Silicondust HDHomeRun. It is supported out of the box, plug and play.