[mythtv-users] simultaneous viewing

Max Hodgson max at mjhodgson.com
Thu Apr 12 13:20:41 UTC 2012

The OP would probably (if he is feeling rich) do it with something like these:


HDMI Multicasting boxes.


On 12 April 2012 13:09, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:
> On 12-04-12 08:04 AM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>> On 12-04-12 07:30 AM, tortise wrote:
>>> multicast somewhat takes over
>>> the LAN,
>> This statement doesn't make any sense.
> Sure it does.  A typical home network these days uses ethernet switches,
> rather than hubs.  The switches are smart, they memorize MAC addresses
> and then send traffic only where it needs to go, keeping other ports
> free for their own traffic.
> Multicast defeats that, sending all (multicast) traffic to all ports
> all of the time.  Much, much heavier network load.
> Probably still not a big issue, but the original poster makes a good point.
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