OpenCable Receiver

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Project Description

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Using a small embedded Linux device similar to the Roku media player, the final product will have the ability to watch and pause (up to 30 minutes) of encoded TV channels via the Ceton InfiniTV 6 ETH and the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime.

The primary goal is a TV tuner focusing around children. Safe, simple and manageable by parents with a busy life.


Parental Controls

-Time Restrictions

-Channel Restrictions

-Show Restrictions

-Application Restrictions


-Adult Themes

-Kid Themes

-User Generated

TV Tuner

-Channel Guide

-Live TV Controls

-The ability to pause TV for up to 30 minutes

DLNA Player

-The ability to play compatible DLNA content and connect to compatible devices

ISO Player

-The ability to play ISO files from various sources including NAS/FTP server


-I believe there are scripts to access your Pandora account, correct me if im wrong.

Party Mode

-The ability to sync TV/ DLNA/ Pandora playback across multiple devices

USB Player

-The ability to play content from an external USB drive

Remote Control

-IR compatible

Parental Controls


4 Themes

Media player software, including extensions

-certifiable by CableLabs

-Compatible with hardware, certifiable by CableLabs

Licensing System

-CableLabs requires each unit to receive a license for content


I am interested in the Raspberry Pi system which is simple, compact and already has a large community of developers. I would be adding a USB network adapter. Custom hardware may be required, please verify.

Expected Issues;

Currently, there are plugins to access copy-free channels via XBMC and MythTV. I want to get the device certified by CableLabs ($70,000 cost) and licensed which will allow access to additional programing. I have been unable to determine if CableLabs can certify equipment running on that hardware. CableLabs has never certified a Linux or Apple powered device and I have not been able to determine why.

Bids will only be accepted if the user meets the following requirements;


-Payment Schedule

-Debugging Policy/Warranty



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