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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 @_@

http://code.google.com/p/tunerie/

Check it out.
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http://code.google.com/p/tunerie/

Check it out.

ah awesome, ill def look into this, looks like i can use vlc if i understand correctly, thanks!
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MediaPortal...again
I skimmed most of the posts but I do believe the HDhomerun is NOT ntsc (basic analog cable).
MediaPortal does not need any extra plugins, you MIGHT be able to stream to VLC but you can stream over the internet for sure
http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/1_MEDIAPORTAL_1/141_Configuration/MediaPortal_Configuration/22_TV/TV_Client hostname would be her IP addy.
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MediaPortal...again
I skimmed most of the posts but I do believe the HDhomerun is NOT ntsc (basic analog cable).
MediaPortal does not need any extra plugins, you MIGHT be able to stream to VLC but you can stream over the internet for sure
http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/1_MEDIAPORTAL_1/141_Configuration/MediaPortal_Configuration/22_TV/TV_Client hostname would be her IP addy.

You are right, HomeRun does not support NTSC. Which is why I asked how old that TV is and what screen size is it. Do answer that OP.

However, cable companies are ditching NTSC in favor of ClearQAM.
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MediaPortal...again
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You are right, HomeRun does not support NTSC. Which is why I asked how old that TV is and what screen size is it. Do answer that OP.

However, cable companies are ditching NTSC in favor of ClearQAM.

ah whoops didnt see that, the tv is 2 months old to be particular a Samsung LN32D403 i believe. Parents gave it to her as a move in present which they got on black Friday 2011
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ah whoops didnt see that, the tv is 2 months old to be particular a Samsung LN32D403 i believe. Parents gave it to her as a move in present which they got on black Friday 2011

Hm... That's difficult to tell whether it is analog or digital, given modern TV has digital tuner and analog tuner built inside.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/lcd-tv/LN32D403E2DXZA
Refer to page 15 of user manual page, switch to a TV channel. Then in picture option, if it has wide fit available, it is digital signal. If it has Zoom1 instead, then it is analog signal.
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Hm... That's difficult to tell whether it is analog or digital, given modern TV has digital tuner and analog tuner built inside.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/lcd-tv/LN32D403E2DXZA
Refer to page 15 of user manual page, switch to a TV channel. Then in picture option, if it has wide fit available, it is digital signal. If it has Zoom1 instead, then it is analog signal.

hmm i remeber when she was setting it up it, she managed to get HD channels (10.1 10.2 etc) which i think are on digital tuner? ill ask her4 if she has zoom or wide later today
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hmm i remeber when she was setting it up it, she managed to get HD channels (10.1 10.2 etc) which i think are on digital tuner? ill ask her4 if she has zoom or wide later today

If it is in the format of 10.1 or 10-1 then it is digital signal.
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If it is in the format of 10.1 or 10-1 then it is digital signal.

That means that it is clear qam and if you get a digital tuner the ONLY channels you get are those which is probably only like 5 or 6 local HD channels.
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I said it before but I have to stress again that without compressing a 1080i TV stream somehow you have almost no chance of streaming it outside your home network. Even over wireless-n in your home network you'd need to be within ~20feet or less of your router to avoid dropouts (depending on your wireless devices of course). I've tried streaming from an airport extreme (latest version) to a macbook air using eyetv and two different windows desktops using Windows Media Center and can tell you that it's dicey at best. This is based on my own experience streaming from an HDhomerun in my house.
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