Question Recording and storing media. First time set-up Arrrrrh!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by EyeTea, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. EyeTea

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    Oct 20, 2015
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    I'm trying to work out a TV and audio set up from scratch for the first time.
    I've already done the cabling and probably would do a few things differently in hindsight but please, I can't redo stuff : )

    In the living room:
    I'd like a LCD HDTV (could be smart if thats the bests thing),
    the ability to record while watching something else on the TV
    I'd like to be able to store that content in an iTunes server on a NAS drive along with all my music (already in iTunes) and use my TV to access that recorded material and music.
    And be able to play the music out on just a pair of small but decent bookshelf speakers.
    I would also like to be able to have DAB radio (rather than just internet radio).

    Connections already available where TV is going:
    Lots of power sockets
    Quadplex with dual SAT outputs, TV and DAB radio
    SAT return input
    4 x Ethernet sockets
    Freesat dish, digital terrestrial and DAB aerials already on roof.

    In my home office:
    I was going to have an EyeTV Diversity (dual freesat tuner) and some active speakers so I can play music from iTunes and anything I record on my mac would be encoded and stored in itunes on the NAS drive (so could be accessed by TV in Living room)? Eye TV do other tuners though that may be better?

    Connections already available Behind where computer is:
    Lots of power sockets
    Quadplex with dual SAT outputs TV and DAB radio
    2 x Ethernet sockets

    I have good WiFi as well but I would like to use the cabled connections as they're more reliable.

    I thought a Freetime box in the living room but can you get get recorded progs onto the iTune library on the NAS drive?

    Any possible solutions would be much appreciated as I am getting bogged down : )
  2. Navvie

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    Apr 17, 2007
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    You might have more luck asking in the Home Theatre PC or Network & NAS forums.

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