TV over Ethernet????
Posted on 2006-05-02
So... I had long considered using my desktop as a PVR. Already have a cable modem, I would really just need a Video Card and a splitter.
That would take care of getting the signal to the computer, but... what about getting it to the TV?
I already have a CAT5 cable going to the TV. The desktop actually plus into a router, and from that router the CAT5 goes to a switch beside the TV. The Xbox and DVR both use that cable. I don't want to run a Coax cable through the attic.
So... Can I run a TV signal over Ethernet? What would I need? Some sort of Coax-to-Ethernet adapter? Do they even make these?
BTW, If I do this I was thinking of running MythTV or something to record my shows... But... can that run in the background 24/7, with users logging on/off? Many people use this PC with diff accounts, so if logging off causes MythTV to shut down, it may not be worth it.