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freesat+ Media Streaming


Standard Member
Is there anything out there that have freesat+ for pausing live tv and hd freesat capability but also would stream or store hd movies from my computer + play it all in 1080p standards?

Not too much to ask is it :D


Prominent Member
I would say not likely, as Freesat/freeview is purely a UK based thing and media streamers are not and hence not made for the UK market specifically.


Well i could say something but...Wait till next week,i might have Something to show Here or Maybe Somewhere Brand new.Keep an Eye Out. ;)


Distinguished Member
PS3 with PlayTV does freeview but not freesat as yet.

Doesn't support MKV as yet so files need a quick remux and container change or Transcode on the Fly with PS3 Media Server.


Established Member
This is perfectly possible and it is how I have replaced the Apple TV units we had used up until Christmas.

TThough but before we get started WiFi cannot be used due to the bandwidth requirements of Freesat HD and 1080p content.

Using MythTV + DVB-S card as the backend server, picking the right card is crucial BTW. around £50 ea

Then use the XBMC Live installed on a Acer Revo Nettop as the streamer.

Acer Revo £148 + £10 for Cyberlink remote control.

XBMC has a little known feature of allowing direct connection to both the recorded programs and the live TV :eek::eek::eek:

The MythTV host could be used as a frontend as well but I doubt 1080p is possible within the MythTV frontend.


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