Essentially I was wondering if there was an add-on that allowed you to use WMC as a backend for live TV. Is there any way for me to boot up into XBMC, and then as I tab through the Videos, Music, etc. tabs, there's a TV tab which boots up WMC's live TV stuff and allows me to watch TV? I know it's possible with XBMC Frodo and MediaPortal, but I'm unsure if WMC can work like that.
Alternatively, is there any backend (or heck, any other standalone program) other than WMC that can work with CableCARD (with a Ceton InfiniTV 4) content? I've yet to find any at all.
This thread has some details on how to do it, including going directly to live TV, guide or recorded shows.
I couldn't figure out how to assign escape to a button on my harmony to close WMC, so I'm using the teknoweb version for now.
NextPVR and MythTV support CableCards, and both of them have PVR add-ons for XBMC. What neither support are copy-once protected shows.
You shouldn't have any issues with the server. I have used it for several weeks and it appears to be completely transparent. Only item I ran into was when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (from 8.1 Preview) the upgrade went south and I basically did a fresh install. Creating the same user Windows used another name (internally) so I lost permission to access/control the recording directory via the client (OpenELEC). Once I updated the WMC server credentials I was good to go (again).
I posted my experience using the client/server starting here...