[mythtv-users] mythtv and a central wiring closet

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Sat Jan 13 03:00:43 UTC 2007

Seth Daniel wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question for anyone using a central wiring closet (CWC, home
> run or Node 0 arrangement) along with a MythTV setup.
> My current diagram has MythTV in a rack in the CWC.  It is connected to
> the cable box and also an antenna.  My question is this: in a CWC
> arrangement what is the best way to send the video signal from the
> MythTV box to the TV?  Do some video cards have coax outputs?  Mine
> doesn't.  It has a DVI out, but running a DVI cable to the TV seems
> unfeasible (it's around 40 feet to the TV from the CWC).  I'd like to be
> able to use the MythTV feed in any room that has a video (coax) jack.
> What are people using in this arrangement?  Is this even an optimal
> arrangement?
I think the optimal setup is to have a small, quiet PC at the TV to run 
as a frontend, and have the backend/server in the closet. At least, 
that's how I do it.


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