Larry Larsen

Watch Your Media Center From Anywhere

Description

Now that there are some great options for CableCARD tuners in PCs, the only obstacle keeping me from enjoying my recorded content is that whole distance-from-my-computer thing. Lifehacker has a good tip about a Windows application called Remote Potato that will let you watch and schedule recordings on your Windows Media Center PC. The interface for the software is Silverlight-based, and while I haven’t gotten a chance to install it yet (I just got back Mix10), apparently it allows you the same functionality remotely as you have locally.

The Discussion

  • gbrayut

    Just FYI: The remote potato link has ww2 instead of www. Here is the correct link.

     

    I can't wait to buy a CableCard tuner for my media center computer. The Ceton cards look great with 4 tuners, but I'll probably opt for a network attached HDHomeRun when they release a new version with M-Card support.

  • CM

    Just another FYI...

     

    My understanding is that in the not too distant future, M-Cards will be completely obsoleted and not work.  This could have a huge effect on the cable card tuners as well...  all Cable will be going digital going forward, there are bandwidth issues attempting to be addressed and it will change the technical landscape as we know it from a cable tech standpoint.

     

    Cheers.

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