[mythtv-users] distributed video system?

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 20:02:58 UTC 2007

On 11/9/07, Kevin Nelson <kevin at soundcyst.com> wrote:
> Hi all, I'm new here and I have a couple of questions.
> I'm setting up a household distributed video system (one server for
> the house, each TV as a client). Basically, I was wondering if this
> has been done before.
> I have yet to build the computers, so any hardware suggestions would
> be appreciated. Also, it will be running through Comcast, and I need
> it to be able to access both digital and onDemand content (ok, so
> MythTV doesn't really neeeed to be able to record onDemand, but it
> would be nice. The main requirement is that onDemand works at any of
> the TVs)

Using onDemand with MythTV will require a lot of jumping through
hoops. In general the only thing myth will do to a set-top box is
change the channel and onDemand would require it to also be able to
navigate the comcast menus.  However, once you have all your recording
rules in place, you shouldn't really ever have a need to use onDemand.

> I'm assuming we will need one set top box / tuner card in the server
> per TV.

Nope, you could have one set-top box/tuner card going to 3 TVs if you
wanted, or you could have 3 tuner cards going to 1 TV (like mine).
You would only need one tuner/TV if you wanted to watch different
channels of live programming on every TV in the house.

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