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    Hello.

    I am putting a computer system in my car which will have EVDO and wifi internet access, so I have a decent amount of bandwidth. At home I have a windows and a linux computer (both with tv tuners) and a cable modem.

    What I want to know is this: How can I stream my cable tv stations to my car computer and be able to change the channel?

    I know that I can use windows media encoder to send out a WMV stream from a given channel on my home computer, but it requires me to select the channel at the headend.

    Is there any way (preferably simple) to send a video stream to my carputer and allow channels to be changed remotely, on the fly?


    Thanks
    Steve
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  • #2
    http://www.orb.com/

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    • #3
      But what about bandwidth? I cant even stream a 128k MP3 file over sprint.
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      • #4
        ATI TV cards let you stream over a network ( wireless / wired )
        I have never used it, but it looks good.

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        • #5
          wow. Cool. Most of my area is covered by verizion's EVDO high-speed network, so bandwidth shouldn't be a problem

          Thanks a lot
          Why would anybody want to be stuck driving with a roof over their head?

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          • #6
            http://www.slingmedia.com/slingbox/

            It allows you to remotely surf channels, and no subscription fees.
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            • #7
              dang it hihidamon, you beat me to my suggestion!

              from what I hear (I do not actually own one), it automatically adjusts the video size to whatever your bandwidth is, allowing larger pictures at higher bandwidth and lower pictures at lower bandwidth. Now I don't know if the bandwidth is measured at the slingbox or at the end-user getting the signal, but either way the slingbox sounds awesome. It even learns the buttons on your TV/cable remote control, so you can remotely change channels, or even play back your DVR/PVR recorded shows.

              It gets my seal of approval.

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              • #8
                orb only works with certain TV tuners. Beyond TV works with pretty much all but it costs money.
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                • #9
                  Cheaper way of doing this would be to get some sort of Remote Administrator type program and do a remote access to your computer that has the TV Tuner, and just change the channel like as if you were at home.

                  I use radmin.

                  www.radmin.com

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                  • #10
                    the slingbox is totally a valid answer for this

                    http://www.synthesisstudios.com/whit...ging-at-75mph/

                    works great over EVDO! and, when i've used it on my edge-based phone, or on my laptop on wifi, it uses totally different bandwidth amounts, and you can see quality change as the size of the screen gets resized.

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                    • #11
                      I use Orb and I love it, and, it's free. The only downside for the streaming tv is that it's not live. As a matter of fact, my listings are on a 6 hour delay. I just use it for streaming recorded tv, photos, music, and videos... good stuff.
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                      • #12
                        Windows media encoder.
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                        • #13
                          a few days ago i had a conversation with myself, where i asked "how can i stream the land cable tv signal, from one computer with a tv tuner, to any computer, in house or over the internet?" (reason: just for the fun of it and to add it to the list of "apparently-useless-things-i've-done-but-that-might-be-handy-some-time")

                          the answer, after some search, came in the form of Unreal Media Server 5.0 (link)

                          it's a software-only solution for Windows, free (to a max of 15 concurrent connections), seems to be well documented and easy to use, and even allows to change channels (requires IIS) !!

                          i haven't tested it yet, but i hope to have some spare time to do it, shortly

                          has anyone tried it?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Don 944 LA View Post
                            ATI TV cards let you stream over a network ( wireless / wired )
                            I have never used it, but it looks good.
                            Ok, I wanna know how... I have an ATI TV card and I don't see any option to do this..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sebberry View Post
                              Ok, I wanna know how... I have an ATI TV card and I don't see any option to do this..
                              Orb might do it for you, they say ATI support is in beta. Check out orb.com
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