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Topic # 85860 27-Jun-2011 11:04
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Hi there,

Does anyone know of a decent DVB-S receiver that is able to record to a network share (CIFS, NFS or AFP not bothered which) ?

I know lots record to USB or internal drives, but I've a humongous NAS to fill :-)

Thanks

Mark
 

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  Reply # 486353 27-Jun-2011 11:14
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Vu+ Duo.

Keep in mind that irrespective of the unit you choose, you may run into trouble with 802.11g WiFi and HD content owing to the bandwidth restriction. There may be 802.11n capable PVRs out there.

Wired LAN? - No worries. 

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  Reply # 486370 27-Jun-2011 11:51
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Are you talking STB or computer as recording device?




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  Reply # 486375 27-Jun-2011 12:01
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xarqi: Vu+ Duo.

Keep in mind that irrespective of the unit you choose, you may run into trouble with 802.11g WiFi and HD content owing to the bandwidth restriction. There may be 802.11n capable PVRs out there.

Wired LAN? - No worries. 


Thanks I'll give that one a good look!
 



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  Reply # 486378 27-Jun-2011 12:02
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valtam: Are you talking STB or computer as recording device?


Set top box ... though if I could find an add-on that allowed my Mac to record and stream live satellite TV to my AppleTV, with all the controls happening on the AppleTV I'd be even happier ... I know fairy tail idea but hey! :-)

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  Reply # 486397 27-Jun-2011 13:08
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Mark:
xarqi: Vu+ Duo.

Keep in mind that irrespective of the unit you choose, you may run into trouble with 802.11g WiFi and HD content owing to the bandwidth restriction. There may be 802.11n capable PVRs out there.

Wired LAN? - No worries. 


Thanks I'll give that one a good look!
 


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  Reply # 486401 27-Jun-2011 13:12
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Mark: Set top box ... though if I could find an add-on that allowed my Mac to record and stream live satellite TV to my AppleTV, with all the controls happening on the AppleTV I'd be even happier ... I know fairy tail idea but hey! :-)

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Not as much of a fairy tale as you might think; EyeTV will do that to an iPhone/iPod/iPad, and I can imagine it also working with an ATV if Apple allows third-party apps at some point in the future. It may even be possible to run the iPad version now if you jailbreak your ATV but that's purely a guess and I can't promise anything.



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  Reply # 493254 14-Jul-2011 11:12
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Hi there,

Well I got a Vu Duo+ in the end, and a very noice box it is! :-)

As soon as I get network access near it I'll let you know how well it works.

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  Reply # 493258 14-Jul-2011 11:20
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Mark: Hi there,

Well I got a Vu Duo+ in the end, and a very noice box it is! :-)

As soon as I get network access near it I'll let you know how well it works.

Mark
 

Yeah, I would like to know how that goes too.  I've had my Vu+ Duo for just over 2 months now, and am really stoked with it.  Haven't gotten around to hooking up a network connection yet as it means crawling under the house.  Also, with 2TB of on-board storage, we haven't managed to use more than 20% of it, and that's with recording gobs of programmes every week, mostly in HD.





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  Reply # 493272 14-Jul-2011 11:58
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I don't think either of you will have much trouble, but sing out if you do. There are a few Vu+ enthusiasts here (as you may have noticed), and we should be able to sort things out.

Just to give you an idea, I started with a discless Vu+ and just recorded/replayed to/from a shared folder on my iMac. Then I put a big external drive on my iMac and used that. Then I installed a disc in the Vu+ .

Now, I record routinely onto the internal 1TB, copy anything I want to keep via SMB onto a 2TB "Heap" disc, and from there distribute to several other 1-2 TB discs after I've taken out the ads.

With a few network shares set up on the iMac, and a few mountpoints set up in the Duo, I can access about 7 TB (and counting) of material without moving from my chair. I've had multiple programs recording to the internal disc, while doing a file transfer in the background and having the Vu+ play MP3s from my iTunes library, all at the same time.

A single NAS server should be even easier, and I'd have gone that way but for the cost. It's a lot cheaper just to keep adding 2 TB USB drives even if I have to have my iMac on when I want to access the content. It's on most of the time anyway so that isn't a big deal at all.

I do have in mind a couple of vague "gotchas" though.

When I first set up a mountpoint I chose the "Use as HDD replacement" option, and when I reconfigured things later on, that led to a bit of confusion over where some of the aliases were pointing. I'd suggest that you keep that answer as "No". You should still be able to set the recording path to the network share. I'm not definite on this though.

Also, the VU+ can scan the network for shares, and while it saw the public folder on my flatmates PC, and it saw my iMac as a host, it didn't see the iMac shares themselves. It wasn't a biggie though as I just created the mountpoints manually by entering the iMac IP address, the share name, the protocol (CIFS), and the user name and password.

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