I’m considering buying a freeview or freesat HD recorder thingy.
Having poked around a few websites and looked at a few spec sheets its apparent that some PVRs have an ethernet port, primarily for iPLayer and the like but there is mention of some boxes (Humax) having support for a DLNA server built in.
What I would like to do is record stuff on the PVR and be able to watch it from a PS3 or possibly PC anywhere on the network.
Looked into it briefly, I have a Humax HDR-FOXT2 PVR - it has server BUT the files are recorded as .hmt or .ts files if you have Windows XP you’re OK but vista and above media player doesn’t support this file type - There may be a way to view these files but I haven’t tried yet.
To be honest I want something that just works without too much tinkering.
Anything troublesome will end up on Ebay or simply find itself unexpectedly in the back garden, in many bits.
The more I read, the more questions seem to arise, I have freeview on the TV already and it seems to work pretty well but some comment has been passed on the available bandwidth for Freeview being limited at times.
Freesat allegedly has better quality HD.
I thought HD was HD ?
So I’m undecided as to Freesat or Freeview at the moment, theres an old Sky dish sitting out front but its only a single LNB so multi channel recording isnt an option without mucking about either
I looked at the latest Humax, the HDR 1000 but all the specifications state it will stream media but only from external sources.
This would mean its a DLNA client only then and all the development seems to be focussed on youview, some method of leeching programs off t’interwebs to catch up on programs.