post #391 of 4509
7/12/11 at 5:15pm
Originally Posted by gsr
Motherboard = Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer
OS = Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
The video card is largely irrelevant in my case as long as it satisfies the HDCP requirements as I'm not actually watching anything on that PC - I use XBOX extenders. But I'm currently using an ATI 5670, I believe.
That's really no different than going to another room and using an XBOX 360 as an extender to continue watching the show. You just can't use another PC to watch protected content. Before worrying about it, see if you can find out if your cable system uses the copy once flag on anything other than premium channels - if they don't then there's nothing to really worry about.
Network sharing allows you to farm out tuners to other PC's so you can either watch live TV or record shows on the other PC's. But protected shows recorded on those other PC's would have the same restrictions - you would only be able to watch a show that was recorded by PC #X on PC #X regardless of where the tuner card is physically installed. I'm not using this feature of the Ceton, but rather have XBOX's in locations where I want to watch TV. This allows me to have all my recordings centralized and can watch them where ever I want to.
That may be - my intent wasn't really to cover all cases, but to point out to people that certain actions will result in the inability to watch protected content.
If you do an in-place upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8, you shouldn't lose anything. I believe that's the way it worked from Vista to 7. I agree the whole DRM thing is stupid.
How stable are these tuners? I want to get rid of the cable box but dont need to constantly update and mess with these. My HTPC is about as stable as its going to get and the family can use ti without too much trouble. Is that going to change if I lose the cable box and replace with this?
I am one of the early adopters and I am coming up on 1 year anniversary with Ceton. It has been rock solid. Of course, my previous set up with ATI DCT's was rock solid as well.
My inexpensive $400 HTPC (AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana, AMD/ATI 785G mobo, 750 Gb PATA!!! hard drive, DVD-ROM, 8Gb DDR2!!! RAM, 1X Ceton + 4x Mygica ClearQAM tuners all in Moneual Y601B case) is always on, does the updates at night, and sometimes reboots on its own after updates. The only reason I know it rebooted is because extenders would say they need to be reconnected in the morning.
I have 2x Linksys DMA 2200 and 1X Linksys DMA 2100 extenders in the bedrooms, and HTPC in the livingroom all connected to a full duplex gigabit network. I just purchased HP X280N for a planned TV in the Family room.
The 6Tb server is also on the same network, but in the basement where it is cooler, which is where the digital collection is stored and acessed.
Added HULU, youtube, classic TV, NASA TV, and a few other integrations.
I just started running MCEBuddy to convert recordings to H264 and store on the server to save space and to get rid of the commercials.
System is rock solid, although I did have to modify the entertainment center by cutting a 5" hole in the back and mounting a 120 mm fan in it to draw the warm air out of the entertinament center. Before I did that I would get an occasional BSD due to overheating in the summer.
Well, if ever get it running I'll let ya know!!!
Ceton...based on my diagnostic logs I've been sending seems to think I have a bad cable card. Calling to get a replacement.
>>>>new card coming tomorrow!