HDCP Stripper arrived. So I now have all the parts I need.... or at least I thought I did. Turns out my PVR2 has an american power supply. It looks like it will work with NZ voltages, but I will need an adapter.
So my plan is now NextPVR on the HTPC, which looks like it will cope with tuning NZ Freeview (incl EPG), and will also treat the Hauppauge HD PVR2 as a tuner.
Kodi on the HTPC as a front end, and also the android box in the bedroom, networked together. Which should let me stream live TV (incl Sky if I get a MySky) live from the living room to the bedroom in HD, as well as let me look at recordings off the NAS (which runs Plex) using PlexBMC.
Initially recordings will be in SD, by connecting Sky to the HTPC using the good old analog connectors, as I haven't decided whether to dump Sky or upgrade to a MySky, let alone pay for an HD Ticket.
I have also acquired a Zone-Free Blu-Ray player. Eventually I want to get something like an Apple TV (apps for Netflix, Lightbox etc), a Freeview Plus Box and install the 4x2 HDMI matrix switch that I have lying around.
The ultimate build could the look something like this.....
Going into the matrix splitter:
- Input 1 <-- MySky
- Input 2 <-- Blu-Ray
- Input 3 <-- Apple TV
- Input 4 <-- Freeview Plus
- And coming out of the matrix splitter:
- Output 1 --> TV
- Output 2 --> HDMI stripper --> HD PVR 2 --> HTPC
Which will let me send any input to the TV, or stream any input live over my network to the TV in the bedroom etc, or cap anything I want to watch latter (say on my laptop on a trip). Assuming I ever get around to it...... Frankly my track record of completing projects like this isn't great.