Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer
I have multiple de-centralized DVR/HTPCs, and it's honestly not a big deal. I explained that all recordings should be scheduled from the living room, and they are
If you venture into Netflix, Hulu, and Sickbeard territory you really don't want/need the DVR as much anyway. It's mostly reserved for live tv with pause/rewind functions rather than a tv recordings warehouse. If you have a server, you'll prbably begin to focus more on getting high quality shows to the server (usually DVD/blu ray rips or the less savory sources) rather than scheduling a bunch of recordings on your DVR
So after doing more, and more reading, it seems like this might be the most logical solution:
Media server for movie, music ripping/storage. Game emulation storage here?
1st Main(HT) htpc w/DVR, tv tuner(s), and ample storage for recorded shows (wife has to have Bachelor(ette)). Streaming for Pandora, Netflix, Prime, Spotify, VUDU, etc. Internet access.
"client"(living/bedroom) htpcs in other rooms for media play back, DVR playback, streaming apps as mentioned, light web browsing/email and game emulation.
How does that sound? Reasoning, It could allow me to replace the Verizon gear sooner, allowing me to save money sooner. Doing that would allow me to snowball the savings into building a monster server.
This route will also allow for multiple "simple" remotes that the wife can use.
Is this a plausible setup??
BTW, I'd like to thank all of you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with me!!!!