I've got a problem that I'm trying to resolve and it goes a bit like this :-
I have two relatives who visit from the UK quite frequently and they LOVE their UK TV. We have Slingshot ADSL (hopefully fibre soon) with Slingshots' 'Global Mode', so viewing UK streams such as ITV Player and BBC Iplayer work fine on PCs and Ipads from our house.
What I want to do is move the viewing onto the big 50" TV, but I'm struggling to find the 'best fit' solution to this. I have lots of possibilities available to me, I'm an IT guy and I've done lots of research but I need to hear from anyone who has a working solution for this.
My setup is, or could be, based on either a Windows laptop or HP thin client running XBMC 'Gotham'. I've tried ITV Player add-on and others such as ExPatTV but they all give script errors and seem to be struggling with the URLs. I can run the players / streams fine from within a browser, it's just running it through XBMC that's giving me a headache. My ideal scenario would be thin client outputting to big TV with XBMC Remote running on Ipad so the relatives don't have to worry about remotely controlling Windows. The thin client runs Win 7 Embedded and is perfectly capable of running XBMC - I've run MKVs through it fine.
I know the machines I have will run XBMC fine, and I know the streams are fine, it's just getting the two to play together that is doing my head in ! Any advice would be greatly appreciated, cheers :-)