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Mediaportal can stream the tv tuners easily...assuming you have great upload.
WMC will wake the computer from sleep to record so power isnt a big issue with that.
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Slingbox does not record TV show. It is merely streaming live show across network.

Pentium G620 is perfect for HTPC.
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Slingbox does not record TV show. It is merely streaming live show across network.

Pentium G620 is perfect for HTPC.

I think he wants something to stream his near future tv tuner's reception to his phone/computer elsewhere.
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Mediaportal can stream the tv tuners easily...assuming you have great upload.
WMC will wake the computer from sleep to record so power isnt a big issue with that.
ah never heard of of that program, hmm looked at their home page but didnt see anything about streaming, is it some sort of plug in? her internet is 16mb connection with 2.5mb upload
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Slingbox does not record TV show. It is merely streaming live show across network.

Pentium G620 is perfect for HTPC.

yeahhh i know, orginally was going to just put in a tv tuner into her comp (for video recording), and get a slingbox pro-hd for the streaming. but trying to figure out if i can combine both (streaming and video recording) into a low power rig since i think it could be cheaper..ish and dont have to deal with slingbox build quality/reliability issues


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I think he wants something to stream his near future tv tuner's reception to his phone/computer elsewhere.
yup biggrin.gif thats the plan
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What you can do, is to buy SilconDust HDHomeRun and connect it to the router. Any PC on that router (wired or wireless) can access it. It is a TV tuner so it can record TV shows, and ability to share it within router fulfills live streaming. 2 tuners per machine.
http://www.amazon.com/SiliconDust-HDHomeRun-Definition-Television-HDHR3-US/dp/B004HO58SO

However, it is a digital tuner only. I'm not sure you have NTSC or ClearQAM signal. How old is the TV that is directly connected to the cable (and what size is that TV)?
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I'm not sure on this but I think that the hdhomerun streams an uncompressed feed over a network. I have one and I can stream a live TV feed over my local wifi network but at distances greater than 20 feet things start to get choppy. If you hook one up to your router you also only have access within your local network. If you want to get outside network access you would need to pay your ISP for a static IP address or subscribe to a dynamic dns service. And in either case I don't think you're likely to have much luck streaming an uncompressed live tv stream from an hdhomerun device outside your local network. I don't have a slingbox but I think they probably have some compression techniques to allow them to stream to remote devices?
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I'm not sure on this but I think that the hdhomerun streams an uncompressed feed over a network. I have one and I can stream a live TV feed over my local wifi network but at distances greater than 20 feet things start to get choppy. If you hook one up to your router you also only have access within your local network. If you want to get outside network access you would need to pay your ISP for a static IP address or subscribe to a dynamic dns service. And in either case I don't think you're likely to have much luck streaming an uncompressed live tv stream from an hdhomerun device outside your local network. I don't have a slingbox but I think they probably have some compression techniques to allow them to stream to remote devices?

this. the HD Homerun is only over LAN/WAN not the open internet like he wants to do. you would need a third party tool no matter what to stream in any case as far as i know, unless there is something to compress and shove the video over the internet.

My only gripe about the HD Homerun is that you're paying $90 over the Hauppauge 2650 for one extra tuner. The 2650 even uses a Silicondust chip! If you need more than two get the Ceton InfiniTV for around $200.
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this. the HD Homerun is only over LAN/WAN not the open internet like he wants to do. you would need a third party tool no matter what to stream in any case as far as i know, unless there is something to compress and shove the video over the internet.
My only gripe about the HD Homerun is that you're paying $90 over the Hauppauge 2650 for one extra tuner. The 2650 even uses a Silicondust chip! If you need more than two get the Ceton InfiniTV for around $200.

2650 is a dual tuner as well. Both Homerun and 2650 are dual tuner. Homerun cost $100 while 2650 cost around $120.

Centon InfiniTV (quad CableCARD tuner) version cost around $300. HDHomeRun PRIME (tri CableCARD tuner) cost around $200.
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

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Originally Posted by driftkidd2323 View Post

this. the HD Homerun is only over LAN/WAN not the open internet like he wants to do. you would need a third party tool no matter what to stream in any case as far as i know, unless there is something to compress and shove the video over the internet.
My only gripe about the HD Homerun is that you're paying $90 over the Hauppauge 2650 for one extra tuner. The 2650 even uses a Silicondust chip! If you need more than two get the Ceton InfiniTV for around $200.

2650 is a dual tuner as well. Both Homerun and 2650 are dual tuner. Homerun cost $100 while 2650 cost around $120.

Centon InfiniTV (quad CableCARD tuner) version cost around $300. HDHomeRun PRIME (tri CableCARD tuner) cost around $200.

well, I stand corrected. last time I looked I must not have noticed the prime in the name. last I saw the infinitv was $219 on Amazon, apologies there. posted from my phone so I didn't think to check my prices :/
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Originally Posted by decapitor View Post

I'm not sure on this but I think that the hdhomerun streams an uncompressed feed over a network. I have one and I can stream a live TV feed over my local wifi network but at distances greater than 20 feet things start to get choppy. If you hook one up to your router you also only have access within your local network. If you want to get outside network access you would need to pay your ISP for a static IP address or subscribe to a dynamic dns service. And in either case I don't think you're likely to have much luck streaming an uncompressed live tv stream from an hdhomerun device outside your local network. I don't have a slingbox but I think they probably have some compression techniques to allow them to stream to remote devices?
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this. the HD Homerun is only over LAN/WAN not the open internet like he wants to do. you would need a third party tool no matter what to stream in any case as far as i know, unless there is something to compress and shove the video over the internet.

My only gripe about the HD Homerun is that you're paying $90 over the Hauppauge 2650 for one extra tuner. The 2650 even uses a Silicondust chip! If you need more than two get the Ceton InfiniTV for around $200.
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What you can do, is to buy SilconDust HDHomeRun and connect it to the router. Any PC on that router (wired or wireless) can access it. It is a TV tuner so it can record TV shows, and ability to share it within router fulfills live streaming. 2 tuners per machine.
http://www.amazon.com/SiliconDust-HDHomeRun-Definition-Television-HDHR3-US/dp/B004HO58SO

However, it is a digital tuner only. I'm not sure you have NTSC or ClearQAM signal. How old is the TV that is directly connected to the cable (and what size is that TV)?


Thanks guys, reps again for looking into this for me

I was looking into the HD homerun, from what i can tell it looks to be a good possible solution tongue.gif but does it allow for streaming away from the network? since im only going to be on her network 2-4 days a month frown.gif so local steaming wont be really used but remote streaming would be great for me, so i can watch her cable at my place. But i was looking at the Eyetv on HD homeruns website and it seems it uses eyetv as an interface? which on eyetvs website it says it allows "steaming on the go for iphone and ipad via 3g or wifi". i do have a macbook air but thats about all i own for apple =\ and microsofts media center is their windows solution for DVR and tv

but in terms of budget a rough estimate is about $400-450 for a device/ set-up that allows for remote viewing and recording capabilities. $150 if only going to have recording ability and $250 for the remote video steaming. Since this is going to be a long term solution, im willing to put some money into this, theres only so much you can watch via hulu plus, netflix and ... other sources @_@
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