I've been running Myth for the past dozen or so years and now have a growing wireless network. Multiple tower, point to multi-point links across town, etc. Since radios often sync up at 100Mbps I figured I might give it a go to become my own cable company. Does anyone know much about IPTV? Ideally, I envision supplying a customer on my network a google TV or AppleTV like device where they stream content from a central server. Additionally, I'd like to have the device be able to do some web surfing, Pandora, You Tube, Netflix, Hulu, games, etc. To test bed this, I could just build PC's. I have experience with Myth, but I'm not sure it's the right tool for the job given the huge bandwidth needs of the recordings non-transcoded. I've been looking into HDRack from Silicon Dust. It looks most promising as it works with an M-Card and my local cable company supports that. But I cannot get a straight answer out of them regarding which channels are actually marked "freely". (the only ones that appear to work with at least the HD Prime). Does anyone have experience using HD Rack? I've priced out Dish... looks like you need a separate receiver for each channel you want in your line up. I think our local cable company might offer a non-HD package that I may be able to use for a while to get SD. But if I'm going to go through all the work and expense, I may as well do it right the first time.
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1/8/13 at 5:06pm