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So aside from Xbox/PS3, what's the best device to use to deliver HD content that isn't an HTPC?

If you don't want HTPC, nor want the guide nor the ability to record and time shift, this will let you tune cable TV with a DLNA enabled TV for non-copyright protected content, and with a PS3 for copyright protected content. But, it will be like TV in the 80's, just TV, no guide, no pause or rewind functionality.

With HTPC you can store and time shift content. Also, you can automate commercial skipping/removal, integrate your digital library, and internet content to be access with jsut a remote on pretty much any TV in the house.
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Just bought one! I can get rid of two DTA boxes and a HD box for Comcast. Thanks!
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If you don't want HTPC, nor want the guide nor the ability to record and time shift, this will let you tune cable TV with a DLNA enabled TV for non-copyright protected content, and with a PS3 for copyright protected content. But, it will be like TV in the 80's, just TV, no guide, no pause or rewind functionality.

With HTPC you can store and time shift content. Also, you can automate commercial skipping/removal, integrate your digital library, and internet content to be access with jsut a remote on pretty much any TV in the house.
Ah sorry, I misspoke.

If I get the HDHomerun and use my PC as the "hub", what can I use at each TV to deliver HD content? I don't want an Xbox or PS3 at every TV. I WILL use that option for some, but I have a wall mounted 27" in my kitchen that I want a small "extender" for, but it will need to be able to view live TV.

I see conflicting info on various devices. I'm not sure if it is due to people wanting to use them "directly" without a PC hookup, or if there really aren't many small form options to reliably have a WMC (or the like) extender.
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Ah sorry, I misspoke.

If I get the HDHomerun and use my PC as the "hub", what can I use at each TV to deliver HD content? I don't want an Xbox or PS3 at every TV. I WILL use that option for some, but I have a wall mounted 27" in my kitchen that I want a small "extender" for, but it will need to be able to view live TV.

I see conflicting info on various devices. I'm not sure if it is due to people wanting to use them "directly" without a PC hookup, or if there really aren't many small form options to reliably have a WMC (or the like) extender.
The Ceton Echo has a very small footprint. Too bad the Newegg sale is over when they had it for $130
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The Ceton Echo has a very small footprint. Too bad the Newegg sale is over when they had it for $130
Will the Raspberry Pi handle WMC extension?
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Will the Raspberry Pi handle WMC extension?

what WMC extension? Not to mention the pi probably isn't fast enough to handle hd mpeg2 streams.
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Will the Raspberry Pi handle WMC extension?
If you want WMC extension but don't want to use an HTPC or PS3/Xbox, the Ceton Echo is the only option out there that will allow you to play all content, including stuff protected. i.e. HBO, Showtime, etc...
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If you want WMC extension but don't want to use an HTPC or PS3/Xbox, the Ceton Echo is the only option out there that will allow you to play all content, including stuff protected. i.e. HBO, Showtime, etc...
OK, thanks.
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If you want WMC extension but don't want to use an HTPC or PS3/Xbox, the Ceton Echo is the only option out there that will allow you to play all content, including stuff protected. i.e. HBO, Showtime, etc...
The Ceton Echo still requires a PC running WMC running anytime you want to use it.
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The Ceton Echo still requires a PC running WMC running anytime you want to use it.
*Windows 7 PC..

Windows 8 does not support any extenders outside of an XBox yet.
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Wow you guys are awesome.

This is my current Acer "HTPC":
1.6 GHz Intel Atom 230
1.5 GB DDR2 RAM
160 GB SATA 5400rpm Hard Drive
128MB (shared) Nvidia Ion LE integrated graphics chip

Think it's good enough? I'm thinking of upgrading from cable to FiOS, but their DVR rental is expensive! If I can make this work, it'll be sweet.

Can I also watch TV using laptops, etc.?
pretty weak but it may work. ion is pretty powerful. does it run w7?

hdhrp lets any comp with wmc7 on your network watch tv, laptop or desktop. just install the software and set up wmc7 properly.

might not have good performance over wifi. depends on your router and laptop card.
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The Ceton Echo still requires a PC running WMC running anytime you want to use it.
Of course, you can't extend WMC if you are not running WMC somewhere. laugh out loud
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Quote from netsfan View Post :
Wow you guys are awesome.

This is my current Acer "HTPC":
1.6 GHz Intel Atom 230
1.5 GB DDR2 RAM
160 GB SATA 5400rpm Hard Drive
128MB (shared) Nvidia Ion LE integrated graphics chip

Think it's good enough? I'm thinking of upgrading from cable to FiOS, but their DVR rental is expensive! If I can make this work, it'll be sweet.

Can I also watch TV using laptops, etc.?
pretty weak but it may work. ion is pretty powerful. does it run w7?

hdhrp lets any comp with wmc7 on your network watch tv, laptop or desktop. just install the software and set up wmc7 properly.

might not have good performance over wifi. depends on your router and laptop card.
Just to add my $.02 to this topic. This is a pretty good deal, as long as you know what you're getting. I've been running WMC since 2005 in my home setup and love it. I've got 3 PC's sharing a few HD-PVRs connected to Time Warner STBs. I tried CableCARD tuners 3 years ago, and time Warner ruined the experience completely. All channels other than the locals are 5c encrypted, tying any recorded content to that particular PC, allowing for zero content portability. Additionally, Time Warner implements Switched Digital Video, meaning that you need to hook up an extremely buggy Tuning Adapter to the mix as well, which required reboots about 2 or 3 times a week. after 2 months of hell and an angry wife, I want back to my HD-PVRs running DVBLogic to distribute DRM-free content to all devices throughout my home.
If your current provider it Time Warner, I urge you to research this closely and determine your needs before purchasing.
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Just to add my $.02 to this topic. This is a pretty good deal, as long as you know what you're getting. I've been running WMC since 2005 in my home setup and love it. I've got 3 PC's sharing a few HD-PVRs connected to Time Warner STBs. I tried CableCARD tuners 3 years ago, and time Warner ruined the experience completely. All channels other than the locals are 5c encrypted, tying any recorded content to that particular PC, allowing for zero content portability. Additionally, Time Warner implements Switched Digital Video, meaning that you need to hook up an extremely buggy Tuning Adapter to the mix as well, which required reboots about 2 or 3 times a week. after 2 months of hell and an angry wife, I want back to my HD-PVRs running DVBLogic to distribute DRM-free content to all devices throughout my home.
If your current provider it Time Warner, I urge you to research this closely and determine your needs before purchasing.
While this was certainly the case 3 years ago... it is MUCH improved now. Most of the cable tv providers have a dedicated 800# you can call for activation. There is a link to the activation lines on Silicondust's support website.

There is some setup involved but it's worth it. Once I have everything setup, I will save about $30 every month!
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Quote from ghostlobster View Post :
Just to add my $.02 to this topic. This is a pretty good deal, as long as you know what you're getting. I've been running WMC since 2005 in my home setup and love it. I've got 3 PC's sharing a few HD-PVRs connected to Time Warner STBs. I tried CableCARD tuners 3 years ago, and time Warner ruined the experience completely. All channels other than the locals are 5c encrypted, tying any recorded content to that particular PC, allowing for zero content portability. Additionally, Time Warner implements Switched Digital Video, meaning that you need to hook up an extremely buggy Tuning Adapter to the mix as well, which required reboots about 2 or 3 times a week. after 2 months of hell and an angry wife, I want back to my HD-PVRs running DVBLogic to distribute DRM-free content to all devices throughout my home.
If your current provider it Time Warner, I urge you to research this closely and determine your needs before purchasing.


While I agree that Time Warner could have done a better job regarding cablecard implementation, you are also asking a system to do what it is not designed to do.

If you use extenders copyright protected content can be played on any TV in the house. I is cheaper, and is the way CableLabs allowed Microsoft distribute content as part of CableLabs certification.

With multiple PC's you are also dealing with multiple recording schedules, rather than singular unified one.

Early TA's were slow, but they have improved and now support up to 6 streams, just like cablecards.
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