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Ultimate Geek

#91658 18-Oct-2011 15:10
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Just wondering if anyone out there has tried this or got any ideas?

My non-Sky satellite decoder has the ability to stream video over an http / LAN connection to my PC, with the stream playing happily in VLC or Windows Media Player.  What I'd LIKE to do is stream it to a second TV in the bedroom.

Reading up on the various capabilities of the latest TVs didn't identify any that would allow me to do this directly, so in the end I went for a great deal on a Sony 32" (CX520) that seemed to have as wide a range of connectivity as any TV, and will at least play (some) DLNA media.  The TV has a built in web browser, which will happily browse the web interface of the satellite decoder, but as I expected, it goes blank when you try to stream to it. (bugger!)

My expectation is that I'll need something like a Haupauge MVP-HD or ACRyan media player - if they're capable of processing a HD HTTP stream.

The reason for using the stream, and not just running HDMI from one end of the house to the other, is that the decoder supports streaming of a different channel to that being watched on the HDMI output.

Does anyone know if this is possible, or have any suggestions?

Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-) 

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Ultimate Geek

  #534857 18-Oct-2011 17:37
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Will XBMC play the streams on a computer? If so, the Apple TV (2nd gen.) can have XBMC installed on it. I think it's limited to 720p, but it's pretty cheap at NZ$170.


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Ultimate Geek

  #534874 18-Oct-2011 18:11
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Ta - good idea. I was hoping for 1080i, but that would make a good fall-back position if need be. I'll look into XBMC.

Meanwhile, any other suggestions welcome.

Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-) 


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Uber Geek

  #534885 18-Oct-2011 18:30
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Jail broken ATV2's can handle 1080P input... but only 720 output.

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