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Alx9r, I see the wiki shows your system is setup.  How is it working?  Does it handle high def tv fine?  Anything you are having problems with?  Thanks for taking the time to post your system.


Users / Re: Proposed forum rules
« on: May 15, 2008, 09:28:42 pm »
I agree the rules for the most part are good.  They need to be summarized as mentioned above, because even though I wanted to read them, I just couldn't make myself read anymore after the first 15-20 lines.  I also think that chit chat on the forum is good, that is what helps build community. 

I agree the number 1 rule should be "Search before you post."  Many people get annoyed answering the same questions over and over.  However, there are questions that need to be asked again as the project changes and as technology changes, such as "Which motherboard?"  The answers to this question 9 months ago may not be relevant as the motherboards suggested back then may not be produced now.

I think this project is progressing nicely, and the more new users we can welcome, the faster it can grow.  The forums are usually the first contact new people have with the people involved in LinuxMCE.  How the forum is handled can mean the difference in whether people stay and participate, or receive a cold shoulder and leave before they learn enough to contribute.

I am interested in building a system also and will probably try it soon.  I agree a list of "these parts work nice together" would help.  Have you considered the parts recommended in the Newbie Packs?

Users / Re: Best motherboard for Core/MD
« on: May 02, 2008, 06:03:26 pm »
We may want to be more specific on what "good" means.  Something that works good for Standard Definition tv may not work good for High Definition tv.

Users / Hauppauge HD PVR
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:51:58 pm »
Is this the solution for getting HD content into Linuxmce?

Users / Re: Nintendo DS orbiter?
« on: April 29, 2008, 09:46:39 pm »
For a discussion of the PSP as an orbiter check out:
It was a while ago and I haven't heard if they have released it.

Users / Re: Building Dedicated LinuxMCE PC
« on: February 06, 2008, 03:05:58 am »
Are the computers your have now able to do HD smoothly?  720p or 1080i?

Users / Re: 0710 Beta 3
« on: January 17, 2008, 04:05:11 pm »
I started the torrent download last night about 11:00 p.m. and had the AMD64 dvd when I woke up this morning.  I have it uploading, but actually there are not many people drawing from it.

Users / Re: Are you following INSTEON Integration?
« on: December 31, 2007, 03:11:37 am »
I have been following your development.  In fact I have bought two insteon dimmer switches which are setting by my computer.  I plan on installing them in a few weeks and hopefully 710 will be out then and I can try it all out.

Developers / Re: Current Status of Insteon PLM Integration
« on: December 20, 2007, 06:32:01 pm »
hmm.. It seems as of late, nobody wants to talk to me...  ???
Did I fart ???
Do I have bad breath :-\
Am I posting too much?!?  :'(

I'm trying to ENGAGE you guys into suggestions, and possible solutions to my current problems..

They are:
1.  How to save STATE information to a child device (not just ON/OFF)
2.  How to read Scenario configuration information from RUBY
3.  How to INTERCEPT scenario commands in RUBY.

  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

When Orville and Wilbur Wright were trying to accomplish powered flight, they went to a meeting of engineers and scientist to educate themselves on theories of flight.  Upon attending the meeting they discovered that they knew more about it than the other experts.  I suggest that perhaps you are so far in front on this aspect that no one else can give you any suggestions?
Thank you for your work.

Users / Re: Fiire Station 2.2" Review/Specs
« on: December 09, 2007, 04:38:29 am »
the fiire website ( advertises all three MD versions as being able to do UI2 with alpha blending.  Is this true?

Users / Re: CableCARD supported (yet)? How to get premium HD channels?
« on: September 13, 2007, 10:59:30 pm »
I am not sure, but I believe it is not possible because HD is encrypted, except for over the air signals.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 13, 2007, 03:44:14 am »
I don't have any personal experience with the wiimote, but this thread seems the closest to getting it sorted out:

Users / Re: would you pay 150$ in a pice of remote control
« on: September 04, 2007, 09:45:24 pm »
I believe lightsoul has confused linuxmce as being one and the same as fiire.  They are two different entities.  Fiire is a company that makes products to use linuxmce.  Linuxmce is the one making this great FREE software.  I think it is great that a business is catering to open source software.

Yes $150.00 for a remote makes me stop and catch my breath.  That is an expensive remote.  Fortunately we don't have to use it.  Having said that, there are several high end remotes that cost more.

Again, we don't have to buy Fiire's computers.  We can build, or buy our own that will work.  Although I have not tested one, according to their website specs Fiire does add value by making small, thin, energy efficient, quite computers to act as media directors.  If a person does not see value in those features, they are still free to build their own computer.

I like having Fiire's options available.  They may not be for everyone, but some people will benefit from what they are doing.

Users / Re: Building a core ideas?
« on: July 24, 2007, 11:08:49 pm »
I don't know anything about the Grandstream Handytone-488 but it didn't get good reviews at

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