Originally Posted by crankbearing
I just picked up a 5308cia used of course. But I have a couple questions.
Has any connected to an xbmc computer without issue. it sees the computers plays from my windows 7 computer as well as my Mythtv server but when I try to access the xbmc machine it says not authorized, there are no passwords and no proxy on this machine.
I haven't done the upgrade yet. Although, I have a Denon 5308 running XBMC through my home server. XBMC requires you to setup a static IP address, so if you don't then it won't work. Just google it and you see the wiki. I also downloaded a free XBMC app off itunes and set it up for my ipad. You need to leave XBMC running all the time on your server. Alternative method... If you have Control4 system, then you can buy this 2 way ip driver for XBMC ($225), which allows the following.
Recluse XBMC media player driver for Control4 allows seamless control over the XBMC media player with the following features
■IP based communications
■Cover art on Control4's Navigator
■Audio End-Point assignment for volume up/down/mute functionality
■Video End-Point assignment for those wanting control over their PC's
■2 way feedback via the JSON API for play, pause, stop, movie started/finished
■HTTP basic authentication integration (XBMC web server username and password)
■Samba Authentication integration (Control4 Network File Storage username and password)
■Assignable buttons for non intuitive buttons
■Wake on lan functionality
■Power off options
■Ability to send custom messages to XBMC via XBMC Notification (similar to Control4 Announcements via Navigator).