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# 22233 21-May-2008 09:55
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I have been looking for a media portal for a while to load all of my kids DVD's onto and all of our music. Would this be wasting the functionality of the unit to just use it for this?

It would also be great if it could record from my sky box but there doesn't appear to be any audio/video inputs?

I assume it will only accept inputs via USB, is this correct?

Thanks.

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  # 132277 21-May-2008 10:22
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The PCHs have an ethernet port for connectivity to your network. That means that you could say rip a dvd onto your pc harddrive and then stream it to your tv via the network.

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  # 132292 21-May-2008 11:20
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marmel: I have been looking for a media portal for a while to load all of my kids DVD's onto and all of our music. Would this be wasting the functionality of the unit to just use it for this?

It would also be great if it could record from my sky box but there doesn't appear to be any audio/video inputs?

I assume it will only accept inputs via USB, is this correct?

Thanks.


Not at all - Perfect for loading all your ripped DVD's onto the internal hard drive. Especially when you consider the price. And simple enough for my Wife to use.
Don't think it can be used as a capture device for your sky TV though.

 
 
 
 


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  # 132739 23-May-2008 10:49
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Don't really want to make a new thread, but with the PCH if you are streaming video from a PC rather than onboard HDD do you have to make an extra partition for the PCH or what? If not wont it see every file on the PC requiring you to navigate and find the files you want to stream?

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  # 132825 23-May-2008 16:08
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TameIti: Don't really want to make a new thread, but with the PCH if you are streaming video from a PC rather than onboard HDD do you have to make an extra partition for the PCH or what? If not wont it see every file on the PC requiring you to navigate and find the files you want to stream?


There are 3 options for streaming content to the PCH. In order of speed, they are SMB, NFS and http.

To make life easier for you, it's best to move all your content onto a couple of drives/directories on your PC (say one for video, one for audio). Then using SMB of NFS (with Windows you will have to install some soft of NFS server) you just have the PCH access those drives or directories. If you are using http (I have used both MyiHome and now am using Swisscenter) then you just configure your http server to only access the drives/directories where your content is. The PCH won't see any other content on the local drives.




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