New server

If you’re seeing this, you’re looking at the new server!

This is what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks.  I’ve been moving several of the sites I manage to a new virtual host.  In my basement!

Hopefully I can generate enough interesting traffic to put this connection to the test.  🙂

More later!

Finally, Sage introduces the new HD Extender

I’ve been waiting for Sage to bring out a new extender for months.  I’ve been prepping the DVD library, getting the network ready.  I just didn’t want to move too far ahead unless they had the HD Extender back.  It’s back and better!  Not much better but good enough for me.  I placed my order immediately and it should arrive by Friday or possibly next Monday.  I’ll report back once it’s set up.

One of the things I want to test is using the Hauppauge HD-PVR to record DirecTV to a backend Sage Server.  The tricky part is that I want the Sage Server virtualized.  I’m concerned about latency and interrupts on the USB passthrough but in theory it should work.  I might get to that this weekend with a borrowed HD-PVR.

I also ordered a HD Homerun on Black Friday, my only Black Friday purchase.  Got it for $50 off!  Sweet.

Finally, the system is starting to take shape.  Whole home entertainment, here we come!