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Topic # 33142 30-Apr-2009 20:39 Send private message

Hi Guys

Looking for various options to send Freeview, Mysky HD, DVD/CD, Blue ray. Internet radio,AM/FM LP turntable,some form of music/video server.

All can be done through a central hub.

All running from 2 Marantz amplifers with 2 lounges and 10 audio outlets and 3 HDMI TVs and Projector around house.

Perhaps, Nevo, Russound, Sonos.

Any guidance, thoughts to make the above work much appreciated. ?

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Reply # 211154 1-May-2009 10:07 Send private message

If you know your way around linux a little and dont mind spending a bit of time setting it up you could have a look at LinuxMCE as a possibility (I'm just waiting for my download to complete so I can have a play,considering moving from Media Center to this to get HD playback for Freeview).

Not sure if it would work out cheaper or not as you would need to purchase a high end PC to put it on and some form of reciever in each room.

There's a demo video of setup and functionality here http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2176025602905109829

Not quite as easy as purchasing an off the shelf solution, but it looks pretty cool.Cool


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  Reply # 212589 5-May-2009 17:44 Send private message

Greetings

By central hub, I am assuming you are referring to a central wiring hub.

I would point out that yes you can distribute this media around your home through a central hub. The central hub systems usually use a RF modulator to distribute the signals.
However, the content will not be HD it will be in SD (standard definition). As long as this meets your future requirements then all is fine.

To achieve HD distribution is a different ball game and currently adds $$$ to the cost.

Colin Smith
Systems Specialist
1 Touch Automation.

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