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"Hacking" the Roku
With many new Roku owners about to show up thanks (or no thanks) to Dish dropping AMC, and opening their pocketbooks to retain customers. But guess what, the Roku is more than just a portal to Amazon Streaming. From some digging around I've been doing it actually is kinda cool. In fact you can get the developer SDK and create your own channel. There are many private channels out there and such.
One thought I've had is how to get Live tv on the box. Playon has access to some network stuff of the network websites. But if I have an HD antenna, what can I do with that?
How about fire up a n HDHomeRun HDHR3-US (around 130usd). Using their SDK pull the stream off their two OTA antennas, run it through VLC to transcode it to a more streaming friendly stream and then send that off to a media server running some custom Roku code to setup the channel.
Bang, a OTA antenna channel on the Roku.
They already is a mythTV channel for the Roku that will allow you to grab stuff off your MythTV server.
What else could we do with the Roku or what are folks doing?
07-05-2012 12:02 PM