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Streaming Live TV

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by mrscalex, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. mrscalex

    mrscalex New Member

    Is there any way to stream live TV from one of these boxes? I am happy enough to buy an HD-Fox if required as the client/receiver.

    The set-up is for where I have a TV in the kitchen with a LAN connection but no ability or possibility to receive a TV signal directly.

    I used to stream live TV through Windows Media Centre and Xbox 360s but the whole thing is so flakey I've had enough and want to use consumer units.

    I have trawled through the forums but can't find posts directly addressing this.

    The closet alternative to WMC I have found that appears to be able to do this is Slingbox but I don't really want to sit a PC at the receiver end.

  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    'Fraid not, sorry.

    www.tvcatchup.com streams most of the live channels on the Internet viewable with a web browser, so all you actually need is a dedicated computer with an HDMI output to the TV, fast enough to process the stream. The Raspberry Pi is likely to do what you want.
  3. mrscalex

    mrscalex New Member

    That's a shame. There's a gap in the market for a more consumer based tv distribution system in the home IMO.

    I have poured many hours into trying to get WMC working properly and consistently. The idea is great, particularly using 360s as extenders but in practice it needs too much effort.

    I didn't know about tvcatchup.com. I'll have a look at that.

    I may well still but an HDR-Fox anyway.
  4. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    HERE (click) is the topic where the RPi is being discussed.