Originally Posted by mjh
For those of you who have built or are building your own DVR what options do you have for streaming to other rooms? Do any of these systems interface to roku or other similar low cost devices yet?Update:
Guess someone has
The answer is yes: I have a computer frontend in my livingroom and a Roku in my bedroom that will talk to my myth system.
It is great! However, shows have to be transcoded to mp4, so normally I only reserve these for certain shows I want to watch before bed. I do use a modified script that hard cuts the commercials out so we don't have to watch them. Things I have on the mythroku channel:
- Simpsons Reruns
- Family Guy Reruns
- Marriage Ref (when that was on)
- Ask This Old House
- Other quirky one offs I figure I will watch up there
Since I am using a older computer on the backend, my transcoding speed is around 13-15fps, so that is why I don't do it for everything. However, it hooks into mythweb and provides a screenshot thumbnail, it provides episode data, and you can resume (sometimes) from where you left off and delete the program from the channel.
For the frontend, I bought a used pc/video card combo on ebay for $100 shipped. That is where we watch live or as-live TV and most of our shows in full HD glory.
Somebody said it costs alot of money, but that is hooey. If I wanted to, I could have just used the one computer, but I preferred having a seperate frontend/backend system. That used pc I bought would have been more than adequate.