Tv-Server vs Built in TV client (1 Viewer)


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March 26, 2007
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I'm looking to do a re-install of mediaportal and now that i have a tv card i was wondering what the benifits of installing tv server are if i'm only going to be using a single seat installation and wont need to stream the tv anywhere.


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  • August 3, 2007
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    check this out for starters.

    TV-Server/overview - MediaPortal Manual Documentation

    TV Server I think is the way that MP is moving forward from what I understand....moderators correct me if I am wrong......

    there is a knwon feature that is lost if going the TV Server at the moment - If watching a tv show and half way though you wish to record, it will only record from the live point where as the inbuilt has the option to begin from the start of the timeshift buffer. I believe later versions of TV Server will ahve this incoperated, but which version, unsure.....


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    May 27, 2008
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    I have MP installed using the builtin tv server (to get it up and running quickly) since I'm using the pc as a desktop and watch use MP on another monitor. However, I've been thinking about using TV Server, mainly because I of some of the benefits and offline recording. My pc is a 2.4Ghz and was wondering what the performance impact of using the tv server versus the internal tv server?

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