Originally Posted by ZeRoY
Interesting, didnt know this was a thing! One thing that isnt clear on your setup is where and how you connect the TVs? Ethernet or Coax?
As for my system, I already purchased an ~Enigma2 box running Wooshbuild with SKy+ Skin (ZGemma H7S) and it will replace the Skybox soon - I can stream on phones and tablets, record, etc...
The data is distributed over the LAN ... both wired and wireless, but wireless is not really suited IMO.
I use a low powered device like that used for the wee server (Tanix Tx3 mini or such) running CoreElec or LibreElec with Kodi.
This then feeds the monitors/TVs with HDMI signal.
I have no 'smart' TVs, but if one has Kodi in it apps then that could be used directly with ethernet cable along with WWW access.
Kodi can access all tuners; set recordings; replay recorded content and any other media stored.
All recordings are stored on a central file server/NAS and all devices on the LAN can access them.
It is suitable for some but not all ..... is great for multi point receiving and there is only one set of tuners and no coax distribution to TV use points.
So, from a cost perspective, one receiver box rather than multiples, in central location, with the small TV boxes costing about €40 each at TV points.
If in future UHD becomes generally available, and a suitable TV/Monitor is purchased for one location that is all that is needed to be changed, maybe along with its Kodi device if that is not capable of UHD (quite a few are, even down at that price).
Ever want to add a TV somewhere unforeseen?
Hopefully location has LAN wiring, but if not then Home Plugs or similar or even wireless can be used.
Over time the use case in most of the rooms in my house have changed, and whereas previously I would be looking at getting coax in and buying a new receiver and HDD etc to be able to watch TV or film, this scheme covers all that over the LAN.