[mythtv-users] Equipment setup q's from a noob.

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Mar 28 20:17:13 UTC 2006

On Mar 28, 2006, at 12:09 PM, j.mcdowell at mcdowelltribe.com wrote:

>   I have some needs that MythTV may or may not be capable of, and  
> if it
> is I am sure it will push MythTV to it's breaking point and back  
> again.
>   So I will post what it is that I want to do, and hopefully someone
> can tell me yes, no or maybe so or if it's possible but that I will
> need to develop more.
>   I have 7 Security camera around and in my house, mainly to watch my
> babies whom are still very young. At the same time they are for
> security reasons as well.
>   I have 4 rooms that I want MythTV to run on in each room, and have
> total control over the programming viewed.
>   That programming I want controlled via a smart access card, that can
> be set for each person that has one.  No card means no TV,  
> basically my
> kids are wasting there minds away on garbage television.  I want to be
> able to Record one program while watching another from 3 different
> locations in the house all at the same time. I also want to be able to
> veiw from and playback from 3 more locations in the house.  I also  
> want
> all my security camera's to be recorded 24/7 leaving 1 recording
> buffered 24 hour recording at all times.
>   I have sensors installed on the side of my house where there is a
> camera on each side.  If someone is watching TV with a smart card that
> is set to, I want a PIP to show up on their screen if someone walks on
> the side of my house.  I want to be able to PIP any security camera at
> any time. 1 or all of them, or just bring one to full screen at any
> time.
>   I want to be able to place a blank dvd into my drive and record
> anything that was dropped to my mythTV box.   I would also like to be
> able to log in VIA the web and view any of my feeds.
>   The real kicker, I want to be able to do all of this from ONE that's
> right ONE dual or quad CPU box.
>   Is this possible?  Any help / equipment list would be very helpful,
> and if 2 boxes are needed that is ok too as long as they can all
> interact the way I want them to and they can reside in the basement in
> a "secured" room.

With enough money anything can be dine along these lines.

But really, IMHO, even if you could accomplish this it would be best  
described as a triumph of Engineering over Common Sense.

That sort of system would be more at home in a Las Vegas Casino, not  
a residence, again just my personal opinion.

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