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Pretty cool - but they should also supply a unit with 802.11g capabilities to make it portable. Not many have cat5 wiring throughout the whole house (wherever all the TVs are). As it is, I'd rather just use my laptop with audio/video out capabilities to connect to TVs around the house, though now since I have 3 RTVs that's not really necessary anymore either.
 

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Anyone know if it will stream directly from a replay or will it only work on dvarchived replay mpegs? If it will indeed play directly from a networked replay, all tv's in my house will soon be connected.
 

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Anyone know if it will stream directly from a replay
Highly unlikely, DNNA would want a licensing fee or somesuch for that.

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work on dvarchived replay mpegs
Most likely, The xbox does.



Anyway It's good to know that the ReplayTV alternatives are getting much more plentiful & flexible & cheap.
 

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The guide to this product reads:

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Supports MPEG Video rates ranging from 1.5 Mbps to 8 Mbps (higher in bursts), limited by the LAN bandwidth
I wonder if it only operates at 10MB speeds on the LAN. In theory this should still be enough for high quality streaming, but I'd worry about it's real performance in the field.
 

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I wonder if it only operates at 10MB speeds on the LAN. In theory this should still be enough for high quality streaming, but I'd worry about it's real performance in the field.
Later in the doc. The spec on the lan port is 10/100mb.

So the high res replay mpegs should play nicely.
 

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Yeah... I saw that, but I don't trust it! I could see them writing 10 / 100 simply because it will operate on any 10 /100 LAN, won't it? Doesn't mean that the box itself operates at 100 MBS. And if it did, then why the caveat about limited to LAN bandwidth?


You know how it goes with labeling, etc.. Just saying I would want to check it out first.


For instance, looking up the specs. on my Audiotron music player, I read:

"Ethernet Network: Ethernet 10BaseT (10 Mb/s Ethernet) or 10/100BaseT running TCP/IP." But in fact, it's got a 10MB card installed. But they want to convey the fact that it will work with 100 MB networks.
 

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This may work well as a thin client for my bedroom. I know there are others (Prismiq, etc.) but I can buy this at Circuit City (according to the web site) and if I don't like it I can return it hassle free.
 

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Yeah... hassle- free return would definitely make me try one of these!
 

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I'd like to see DNNA license these and sell them with the ReplayTV name on them assuming Hauppauge would make such a deal. Even if only through the ReplayTV web store. Ideally the licensed version would stream directly from host Replays.

-John
 

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Hmmm... .I wonder how much it would take to modify DVArchive to stream to the MVP player's software (which would in turn stream to the MVP).
 
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