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How do I make a hotel-type media network?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by charlisity, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. charlisity

    charlisity is full of it

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    My goal is to have 4 Televisions that can all use a single computer for movies and music simultaneously and independently.

    I'd like to be able to choose a movie or song from my library with a remote control to the tv and play it. I'd like all four tv stations to be able to do this at the same time with their own movie/song choices.

    Has anybody put together something like this? How do hotels do it?

    Any help?
     
  2. malkore

    malkore

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    hotels are piping it in via satellite, more like a mini-cable tv station in regards to the PPV movies.

    at home for independent movies/music, you'd need multiple PC's, with something like an ATI all in wonder video card (which many support an infrared remote).
     

  3. pyblood

    pyblood

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    It could probably be done, but I would be pretty expensive. You can get some media receivers and put them on your network (wired or wireless). The media receiver would be getting their media from the PC which would be running a server type program that comes with the media receiver. I have thought about getting one so I can watch some of my movies and listen to music on my TVs.

    Here’s an example of one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16815116617

    There are several different one out there.