[PLUG] [OT] Wifi video capture device: any pointers?
mayuresh at acm.org
Sat Jun 30 11:53:36 IST 2007
I am looking for a device that will allow me to capture an A/V signal (such as
from a camera or digital set top box) over home wireless network.
(N O T E: I'm not talking about TV tuner cards.
Came across following 3 products which look quite good from the specifications
and the reviews over web:
Sony LocationFree Base Station LF-B20 (Wireless)
Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless
Sling Media Slingbox Pro
Does anyone have any experience with getting this kind of a product work with
Linux? The reviews say, they work only on Windows. (But I do not see why that
should be the case if the video content is being put over a network for
access through some standard protocols.)
Secondly, all of these products are very costly. Pinnacle is 15k+. Prices of
others were not available in INR. But their USD prices appear in the same
I can settle for a "poor man's version" of these with bare minimum "A/V signal
capture over wifi" functionality. I mean I don't particularly look to operate
remote control of my set top box through the infrared emitter while sitting
in some other part of the world etc. - some such exotic features that above
products offer. Also the application software bundled with above products
makes them costlier.
Please do post if anyone knows about such devices or combination of devices
(such as capture device + separate wifi adapter etc) that can work.
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