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Old 10-14-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Well I'm on the verge of going 100% digital no- dvds, tapes, cds, or anything. Yes very geek of me . I'm also going to "stream" everything from my server/computer. I love it so far. Right now I connect a spare old laptop to my main TV using an S-Video cable and have access to my entire library. I can use Media Player, or Windows Media Center, howvever I've tested out SageTV, which is really cool as I can stream a TV/Cable signal to any computer in the house or even over the internet. A buddy of mine tested out MythTV (runs on Linux) and *loves* it. I was on the verge of buying SageTV (around $100 or so) until he told me this.

Anyone else go completely digital? Just curious how your setup looks- personally I like it as I can copy stuff to a my mobile device (phone, ipod, etc.), watch tv on my computer while I'm in the kitchen, etc.

I've heard some really cool uses of TiVo in this way (even more impressive is that you can buy episodes from amazon and they download right to your TiVO).

Anyone else?
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Lived Large in Parsippany NJ - Lived Larger in Livingston, NJ -- Now Living Huge in Bethlehem PA
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Default Yeah thats whats up..!!!

I have a similar setup -- where I run a custom built workstation with a 4TB hard drive space, 4Gigs RAM with dual Intel Xeon 3.6Ghz.

I am hoping to go 100% digital all throughout the house by end of this year...and I use ORB to stream music all over even through my Nokia N95 cell phone...all I can say is I am loving it and also looking to get a SlingBox if possible to add to the set up..

What are you running and how is yours set up?

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Well I'm on the verge of going 100% digital no- dvds, tapes, cds, or anything. Yes very geek of me . I'm also going to "stream" everything from my server/computer. I love it so far. Right now I connect a spare old laptop to my main TV using an S-Video cable and have access to my entire library. I can use Media Player, or Windows Media Center, howvever I've tested out SageTV, which is really cool as I can stream a TV/Cable signal to any computer in the house or even over the internet. A buddy of mine tested out MythTV (runs on Linux) and *loves* it. I was on the verge of buying SageTV (around $100 or so) until he told me this.

Anyone else go completely digital? Just curious how your setup looks- personally I like it as I can copy stuff to a my mobile device (phone, ipod, etc.), watch tv on my computer while I'm in the kitchen, etc.

I've heard some really cool uses of TiVo in this way (even more impressive is that you can buy episodes from amazon and they download right to your TiVO).

Anyone else?
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Right now I have and s-video connection on all tv's, a dedicated laptop (hidden neatly) on the main tv, that laptop is running XP and the SageTV software. However I also use VideoLan (it's free and rocks) for streaming anything from my servers (even stream my dvds and the dvd files copied to my file server).

However, I'm going to install MythTV. A friend of mine (who's very much into this) installed it and loves it. It's like Sage but he says it's smoother and of course it's free (however it's based on Linux, no biggie for me).

In terms of SlingBox, I heard good things, but I believe you can use VideoLan to broadcast a source stream (I'm going to play with it this weekend). It will transcode to pretty much anything (i.e., so you can play it on your windows mobile phone).

Orb? Hmm, thanks for the tip, never heard of it and a quick peek at the site, now means I'm going to be up past my bed time look at it

Incidentally I have about 1.5TB of "stuff". My favorite thing these days is streaming WEEI (Boston) in my car on my Windows Mobile phone (hooked to my car stereo)- I'm in Charlotte. This is great since I won't miss any Patriots/Red Sox scuttle
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