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RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

some day, I'll spend some time learning how to really use those little boxes Good beginners introduction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJCAafw2qE
B$printervan 04/15/21 07:53pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

I'm sure they do. DLNA has been around a long while. I've never viewed my setup as complicated. From Verizon ONT WAN port > Netgate SG-1100 pfsence Firewall/Router > Switch /s> Ubiquity WAP's and RPi's. That's a lot more complicated than Laptop > TV, or NAS > TV. Am able to stream anything. Am I missing something? Guess the other part of the equation would be how we differ on TV reception. Where we live there's no OTA reception. Seems most with cable service are content with either using the cable service set-top box, or directly connecting the coax on their TV (DLNA). Here's my TV with channels, RaspberryPi mounted behind TV. https://imgur.com/5uyMCj4 This just shows some movies stored somewhere on the network. Most are recordings from HBO, Showtime and TCM (I like old movies). https://imgur.com/jAIIojv Here's an old video I made after removing copy protections from my recordings (Has since been patched) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCcBcH8CrE Some other nifty things I can do with Pi's are stream RTSP feed from our security NVR cameras. Also have these Linux powered Pi's with 9" touchscreens mounted in some walls around the house, TOSLINK/Fiber ran back to their respective AVR. Think of it as a 9" smart tv...
B$printervan 04/15/21 01:16pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

Few are. Kodi clients simply point to SMB shared folders on Debian box storing recorded tv shows/movies/music. It's so archaic it's powered down having been replaced by streaming services. Backups are what I use in van. Windows 7 and 10 have built in capabilities to stream files to most smart TV's with no special hardware. DLNA has been in Windows since XP as one method. So I never got into anything more complicated. My NAS has apps to share to most anything. Couple Apple apps on it but don't know much about those as I don't have an Apple. I'm sure they do. DLNA has been around a long while. I've never viewed my setup as complicated. From Verizon ONT WAN port > Netgate SG-1100 pfsence Firewall/Router > Switch /s> Ubiquity WAP's and RPi's. Verizon ONT box coax connection split among 3 HDHomeRun Prime boxes (9 tuners) and connected on network. @ TV's, Raspberrypi, POE powered, running Liberelec/Kodi (custom EPG channel guide for Frontier) Plus 6000+ other app based channels. No special remotes other than what's included with TV's. (Unless listing to music, Yamaha remotes)
B$printervan 04/14/21 06:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Fiber Optic

Simple answer: NO! More in depth: ISP/SP (Service Provider) supply/install ONT (Optical Network Terminal) box needs power & earth ground. Also keep in mind your landline (POTS) feeds from ONT as well. All ISP/SP ONT boxes offer coax (TV) and an RJ-45 (WAN Port to Firewall/Router) If possible, provide a fiber path into your garage (Cleaner install). If you're not into DIY call an electrician with network cabling experience. Yes, you can have fiber (Patch cord) from ONT connecting what's called Pro-Sumer product like Netgate 2100 pfSense firewall/router running snort pfblocker, Suricata. (Guessing it's not something you need).
B$printervan 04/11/21 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

I ran 100' HDMI cable (Monoprice) from TV to audio AVR cabinet. I'm only pushing audio/ARC through HDMI cable. Fiber/Toslink doesn't support surround sound. . Not sure I understand that statement? I've had several devices getting surround sound across fiber. Right now, in our home, I have a PC feeding my receiver HDMI, that for some reason wouldn't pass any audio, but it accepted fiber. Surround sound in the bedroom, Fiber from TV to surround box. This explains why better...https://www.the-home-cinema-guide.com/optical-digital-audio.html
B$printervan 04/11/21 03:44pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

My tech savvy solution. At home we use HDHOMERUN Prime boxes and rent 3 cable cards (Giving us 9 tuners) from FiOS/Frontier. I'll record multiple music genres, 30hours, then later transfer them on a few SD/Thumb cards. Same with TV shows & movies. Inside RV I'm using the Raspberry Pi running Kodi, Small DHCP router with GSM slot and another HDHOMERUN Prime box without cable card. Most parks we've stayed at offer digital TV service (Clear QAM) that the HDHR Prime box converts the signal. Running PVR HDHomeRun client inside Kodi. Best part, I can run everything off solar. Not familiar with any of that for streaming. I use a Synology NAS which has APPS to handle most any files or I write my own. Rather simple but works. Currently have 1T drives in it. Few are. Kodi clients simply point to SMB shared folders on Debian box storing recorded tv shows/movies/music. It's so archaic it's powered down having been replaced by streaming services. Backups are what I use in van.
B$printervan 04/07/21 10:20pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

Teltonika RUT950-J GSM Router (Can be found on Amazon) Your love, hate relationship with Kodi is likely hardware related, along with possible sketchy video addons. Additionally they updated to Python 3 that killed some addons . Samsung started using their own proprietary **** for ARC, CEC, OS, 2013/14?. Home setup- LG smart tv (LG uses WebOS, it's compatible with RaspberryPi Kodi ARC/CEC) + RaspberryPi running libreelec kodi https://libreelec.tv/downloads_new/ CEC compatibility is critical for using the tv remote navigating Kodi. Simply attach RaspbeeryPi into TV's HDMI/ARC/CEC port. I ran 100' HDMI cable (Monoprice) from TV to audio AVR cabinet. I'm only pushing audio/ARC through HDMI cable. Fiber/Toslink doesn't support surround sound. Steaming from phone- I too have a nice collection of music like you, but now just stream from phone, Spotify mostly, they have higher bit rates. There's another RaspberryPi running Kodi headless that's dedicated for music with what's called a hat board from HiFi Berry, it's DAC soundcard for RaspberryPi's. RCA out to AVR. Getting back to my van. I rarely use the GSM feature, I just wanted something with low power consumption that provided IP assignment. It's nice sitting outside streaming from either HDHOMERUN or SMB share on RPi. Oh, speaking of Samsung TV's. That's what came with my van so I been using this "Wechip" remote for navigating Kodi. Comes with usb dongle, it's also found on Amazon. (Using same remotes on Win10 laptops) .
B$printervan 04/07/21 01:41pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

My tech savvy solution. At home we use HDHOMERUN Prime boxes and rent 3 cable cards (Giving us 9 tuners) from FiOS/Frontier. I'll record multiple music genres, 30hours, then later transfer them on a few SD/Thumb cards. Same with TV shows & movies. Inside RV I'm using the Raspberry Pi running Kodi, Small DHCP router with GSM slot and another HDHOMERUN Prime box without cable card. Most parks we've stayed at offer digital TV service (Clear QAM) that the HDHR Prime box converts the signal. Running PVR HDHomeRun client inside Kodi. Best part, I can run everything off solar.
B$printervan 04/05/21 11:03pm Technology Corner
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