Design and implementation of recording functionality for an IP-based set-top box
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Design och implementation av inspelningsfunktionalitet för en IP-baserad set-top-box (Swedish)
This theses covers the design and implementation of recording functionality for a set-top box in a home network. An initial investigation is done and possibilities for extending the system to support specific features are presented.
Digital TV is becoming more common each day, and soon it will be more widely used than todays analogue standard. At the same time the need for recording TV shows remains the same or is increasing, which is shown by the number of PVR solutions popping up on the market.
The goal of this thesis work was to investigate the possibilities for extending an existing set-top box to support common PVR features and, if possible, to implement a prototype. This was supposed to be done in a home network environment with the set-top box as the digital media center.
A satisfying solution, covering basic recording functionality is defined and implemented. The solution includes recording to a USB hard drive and to a PC on the local network. On top of this, a graphical user interface is built and some simple benchmarks show the performance of the set-top box with the new functionality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2004.
Datorteknik, PVR, DVR, PDR, set-top box, streaming, recording, time-shift, digital media, IPTV
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2882OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-2882DiVA: diva2:20224