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drew138
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Count me in...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:08 am

OK. I've seen the light. This seems like a cool project. I'm not ready to pump out a check to r111 but this does seem like a very cool device that now seems to be shipping. Seems like Engadget got a test unit so I suspect we'll get one as well...

http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/10/30/en ... hdhomerun/

Anyway, I'll send support / donation to Endless directly if this project gets off the ground. There does seem to be a nice natural fit for this product and the HD1k. :)
 
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Re: Count me in...

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:08 pm

drew138 wrote:
Seems like Engadget got a test unit so I suspect we'll get one as well...

A short update... I've received another email from jafa saying that he was having a unit shipped to me. It's not here yet, but I should hopefully get it some time this week. I'll let you guys know...

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Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:58 am

I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a HDHomeRun. I'm impressed, really impressed.

I'm running a MythTV backend on VIA EPIA ITX board using Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy with two PCI capture cards. The PVR-150 connected via s-video to a Dish 301 receiver works great. The other, a DVICO FusionHDTV has always been a pain in the rear and I never could get it working smoothly.

I watch under OS X using MythFrontEnd, like I said, the PVR-150 works well. MythRoku would be great but it needs updating to the new protocol that the current version is running.

From start to finish, about 3 mins to get the HDHomeRun up and streaming into VLC on OS X using an Intel core duo Mac mini with 1GB of ram. Full blown ATSC HD streaming with sub-channels. Not a single glitch in decoding which shows the performance power of the Mac mini. Even with MythFrontEnd running together with VLC, I never saw less than 40% idle.

I still like my HD1000, so far nothing I've seen comes close. I'm slowly ramping into a roku development enviroment to get try and get MythRoku working with the new version of MythTV.

BWT, the current replacement offering from Roku is a joke, it's programming is too closed and limited. The hardware is a big step backwards from the HD1000 and I don't believe what they say about a more capable unit in 2007. It's going to be as software crippled as the current unit. I don't see why any of the current Roku developers would want to touch it so they have lost their third party developer resource.

Anyway, enough rant, a big plus for the HDHomeRun regarding ATSC streaming. It should be a snap getting it to stream to the HD1000. My next step is to get it integrated with the my existing myth backend or maybe a slave backend running on OS X (yes, MythTV backends under OS X are possible now).

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Re: Count me in...

Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:58 pm

TheEndless wrote:
drew138 wrote:
Seems like Engadget got a test unit so I suspect we'll get one as well...

A short update... I've received another email from jafa saying that he was having a unit shipped to me. It's not here yet, but I should hopefully get it some time this week. I'll let you guys know...

TheEndless

I received the unit today. I'll take a stab at setting it up tonight, and see what I can do!

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We need a name...

Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:32 am

We need a name for this project. "HDHomeRun Client" is severely lacking in the pizzazz department. Any ideas?

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Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:41 am

TVPlay
?
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:09 am

RokuTV
DVRoku
vTune
Roku Grandslam
HDC (HDhomerun Client)
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:40 am

r111 wrote:
TVPlay

has my vote.
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:17 pm

Not very creative, but
MPlayTV? :lol:
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:47 pm

marcelo3d wrote:
Not very creative, but
MPlayTV? :lol:


I like it.. It keeps the Mplay branding which we all relate to a quality product.
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:09 pm

Burkhardi wrote:
Roku Grandslam

I actually like the idea of continuing the baseball theme. Not just an HDHomeRun, but a HDGrandSlam!

On a side note.. how many of you already own a HDHomeRun (i.e., how many beta testers do I have ;))?

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Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:13 pm

Guess it is time to place an order. I'll order one today and let you know when I get it.
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:28 pm

TheEndless wrote:
Burkhardi wrote:
Roku Grandslam

I actually like the idea of continuing the baseball theme. Not just an HDHomeRun, but a HDGrandSlam!

On a side note.. how many of you already own a HDHomeRun (i.e., how many beta testers do I have ;))?

TheEndless


I own one. :-)

I also run mythTV. (/me wonders how much I'd have to donate to get you to support mythTv as well. ;-) )
 
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Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:46 pm

MPlayTV sounds nice and I can beta test. HD1000 rev A with 64MB swap on a 128MB CF using external ATX power supply. HD1000 is currently running 2.0.35 firmware but that can be changed if required.
 
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Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:37 am

TheEndless wrote:
but a HDGrandSlam!

Just seems long, and doesn't "roll off the tongue"....
HD-1500 RevB #1 (media room)

Mitsubishi WD-62528 62" LCD RPTV

Kenwood VR-407 receiver w/PSB Alpha's

PS/3 60GB (now 250GB) w/750GB Seagate ext

M1000 (upstairs)

HD-1000 RevB #2 (bedroom)

Visco 32" LCD

AR 2.1 audio system

PS/2

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