[mythtv-users] question about HD HomeRun
Peter A. Daly
petedaly at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 02:40:25 UTC 2007
I've written about the HDHomeRun a bit on my website:
It's really an impressive little box that works very well. Basically,
on demand, it streams an MPEG2 stream over the network to an mms style
client like VLC. It has two HDTV tuners built in, and can stream a
MPEG2 stream from each.
It's works very much like a standard PCI based HDTV tuner, just that
it uses ethernet as the transport instead of being internal to the
MythTV has excellent support for the device. If your in the market
for an HDTV tuner, is very much a device worth considering.
On 9/14/07, Robert Tsai <mythtv at tsaiberspace.net> wrote:
> How does the HD HomeRun work? I couldn't figure it out from their
> website. My understanding is that it is essentially a coax-to-UDP
> adapter for OTA HDTV.
> Is it constantly just spewing traffic over the network, "broadcasting"
> to anyone who will listen, or will it only "broadcast" if something
> tells it to start sending stuff?
> Is this over multicast or unicast? If two clients connect to the HDHR
> for the same thing, is that twice the traffic?
> Or is there a better document I can read somewhere?
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