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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Microsoft Announcement
From: "Michael Holmes" <aerospaced@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:18:46 -0600
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I'll have to find someone with vista media center.

Here is what I am talking about.

 I had this close with Linux, my problem was to get the price of the remote
units down in cost.  If I Can get the port numbers, I have open source myth
to pass on.  Before micro$oft released this, I was working on the same for
the last 8 months and was close.  My biggest problem the last couple of
months was getting the cost of the remote receivers down in cost.  I kept
hitting 125 dollars per remote unit  w/no functions other than TV & guide
and 200 for remote unit w/ internet and email and local DVD player.  This
was my cost of buying the parts and assembling the devices. The remotes were
using lynx RF remotes.  I wish I knew Micro$oft was doing this, it would
have saved months of work!

Theirs works almost identical in process as what I have made. If the ports
are similar and since many WIFI companies are making the remote receivers,
why not a linux/MythTV server!  I might still have something to salvage.

Michael Holmes

708 West 46th St. South

Wichita, KS 67217




-----Original Message-----
From: discussion-bounce@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:discussion-bounce@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Alexander
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:49 AM
To: discussion@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Microsoft Announcement

Ah, gotcha. Just curious, what happens when you port scan them?

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Jason Klein <jklein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think Michael is interested in using the extenders designed for
> "Media Center" with a MythTV backend instead.  I think this would be
> great, especially if they could playback ATSC/HDTV programming from
> the back end.  The extenders are usually pretty quiet and compact...
> it's just that they are only designed to communicate with "Media
> Center".
> While speaking of MythTV, I have several complete MythTV single tuner
> systems on very quiet and reasonably compact Dell OptiPlex GX110
> hardware.  These are leftover after my recent upgrade to ATSC/HDTV.
> They use Nvidia cards, Hauppage PVR analog tuners, Hauppage remotes,
> and MythDora 4.0.  Recording capacity on one is nearly 60 hours, the
> other is nearly 80 hours.  If anyone has an interest in a nice MythTV
> analog starter kit, email me off list for more details.
> Jason
> --
> Jason Klein
> Datility Networks, Inc.
> Internet Hosting / Network Consulting
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> e jklein@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> On Feb 22, 2008, at 11:36 AM, John Alexander wrote:
> > Uhm, you can do that now. At least I have, if I'm reading the
> > statement
> > correctly. You just set up a master backend a la, then
> > go to
> > tips-n-tricks on that web site, and he gives you the statement you
> > need to
> > run in mysql to allow other frontends/slave backends to log into
> > the master
> > backend database.
> > ja
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Michael Holmes
> > <aerospaced@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> My question is will they provide the port numbers to the new media
> >> center
> >> extenders by Sony, netgear, and d-link.  I'd love to make a mythTV
> >> version
> >> of the MS media center.  The extenders can be remote extensions of
> >> the
> >> media
> >> center in another room on another TV.
> >>
> >> What has kept me from getting it to work is the mission port/
> >> protocols
> >>
> >> Michael Holmes
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