View Full Version : Watching recorded shows on a TV
11-30-2000, 12:39 PM
I'd like to know if there is a way to watch recorded shows on a TV set. I could of course hook up the TV to a computer with a TV-out graphics card, but is there any other way?
11-30-2000, 01:12 PM
the other way to do it would be to have a device connected to your home network that a-had an appropriate media player (windows media player) and a web browser and could output to your television. A sort of WebTV device with a home network connection.
then PVS would simply stream video, over the home network, to this lightweight "bridge" device.
we attended Comdex this year and there are a number of such appliances that are under development or are near being released. maybe someone else can tell us about the present commercial availability of such a device. anyone?
12-04-2000, 01:26 PM
My name is Jim Robbins. I work for Broadband Home (http://www.broadbandhome.com), who makes a device that does puts audio/video data over the home coax network. Normally I wouldn't post advertisements in this forum, but since you specifically requested product information:
The product you would need to take you PC TV-out signal and watch it on multiple TVs is a MediaCaster. This product takes an incoming audio/video signal and assigns it to a TV channel. With this, you could make your computers output appear as channel 72 on every TV in your house.
If you want to control the TV, we have a product called a PC Caster, which allows an optional 900 MHz remote mouse or keyboard to control the PC in addition to displaying the TV-out on any television.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website for more information.
12-05-2000, 11:50 AM
Here's a link to another "home entertainment gateway" made by Panja.
12-10-2000, 07:11 AM
Man but those Crestron and Panja wireless touchpads were (and still are) expensive! At least they're moving to accomodate the mainstream market and the Internet and away from old-style home automation/custom installation market with closed, proprietary technology and inflated prices...
This product seems to only make use of the broadband/analog network. Are youalso planning a product that can use the data network for transport?
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