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Spanky Ham



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PostLink    Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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I can only get the PVR to work with the HDhomerun beta app. It doesn't seem to have a bar showing how much is in buffer. I don't see a record button. Pause kind of works.

I need to play with it a little more. Last night, I tried to load Myth on Ubuntu and I couldn't get it working. I am going to try Mythbuntu on a clean HD and see what happens. It is sad to me that my old TotalMedia software works better than the new software.
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My HDHomrun is the older one. Not supported by the HDhomerun App. I was thinking of getting one of the new ones so I'll be watching your progress.
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Have you guys tried the Kodi tvaddons or Navi-x on a computer or htpc appliance? I have no experience with the HDhomerun, but the other two programs seem to be well supported online.
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Yes, I have looked at the add ons. I am running the HDhomerun dvr app and don't really like it.

To give an update, I have pretty much thrown in the towel and bought a Channelmaster DVR+. My HTPC was having trouble displaying live TV. It is an Athlon II X2. I was going back and forth between buying some upgraded PC hardware or go the STB route. Finally today, I stopped waffling. The CM has two tuners and it gives a two hour buffer for PVR. I loved that about my TIVO. Being able to pause one program and flip over to another program was great. The TIVO was only 30 mins, so this will feel like a lifetime. It was perfect for sports. Another good thing (and what finally sold me) is you can transfer recorded shows to your PC. I am sure Crabb is laughing somewhere as he has told me dump a lot of this stuff. Smile
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jask wrote:
Have you guys tried the Kodi tvaddons or Navi-x on a computer or htpc appliance? I have no experience with the HDhomerun, but the other two programs seem to be well supported online.



I used mine to make a FLAC music collection and to stream from my HTPC. I tried internet radio plug in, not bad but allot of low quality streams.

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AR,
I never gave you the complete rundown after this. I bought the Channel Master DVR+ last year. There was a sale on the Tivo Roamio OTA lifetime subscription for $210 delivered. I bought one. I then bought a Hauppauge Wintv quad tuner. I figured best device wins.

I ended up getting a subscription to Sling, so that favored the CM. The CM has the Sling app installed. The Tivo is nice and has four tuners, but lost out because of the Sling app. I ended up selling it on ebay for $260. That was a factor in me keeping the CM over the Tivo, as I knew I would lose money on the CM.

The Hauppauge I installed on my Win 10 HTPC. I like it ten times better than the SD Homerun. The WinTV software works fine and it has four tuners. You can even watch four channels at once. It is definitely a big upgrade over what I was using before.

Today, I had a spare drive sitting there by my computer looking forlorn so I decided to put it to use. I installed Ubuntu Mate and got to work on using the Hauppauge on Linux. After about fifteen minutes of setting it up, I had the Hauppauge up and running. I am using the Kaffeine software that Hauppauge recommended on their website. Works well. I am going to play around with Kodi tomorrow. If this works well, then so long Windows. Smile
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Spanky Ham wrote:
AR,
I never gave you the complete rundown after this. I bought the Channel Master DVR+ last year. There was a sale on the Tivo Roamio OTA lifetime subscription for $210 delivered. I bought one. I then bought a Hauppauge Wintv quad tuner. I figured best device wins.

I ended up getting a subscription to Sling, so that favored the CM. The CM has the Sling app installed. The Tivo is nice and has four tuners, but lost out because of the Sling app. I ended up selling it on ebay for $260. That was a factor in me keeping the CM over the Tivo, as I knew I would lose money on the CM.

The Hauppauge I installed on my Win 10 HTPC. I like it ten times better than the SD Homerun. The WinTV software works fine and it has four tuners. You can even watch four channels at once. It is definitely a big upgrade over what I was using before.

Today, I had a spare drive sitting there by my computer looking forlorn so I decided to put it to use. I installed Ubuntu Mate and got to work on using the Hauppauge on Linux. After about fifteen minutes of setting it up, I had the Hauppauge up and running. I am using the Kaffeine software that Hauppauge recommended on their website. Works well. I am going to play around with Kodi tomorrow. If this works well, then so long Windows. Smile


I bought the Hauppauge Quad tuner too. Running it on a Lenovo 92 SFF desktop on Win7 64 with 4gb ram i7 QuadCore. Streams to all tablets/laptops/desktops in the house and records locally onto the Lenovo's hard drive. I haven't played with the Linux side on that one as I scored that Lenovo for cheap and it just works. Also has a BDXL drive for TV show back ups. I put a bunch of Indy car races on Bluray after converting from M2TS to H.264.
Only thing I didn't do was chop the commercials. That's why I was asking about a free program to chop the commercials in the other thread.

This is vey similar to my old HTPC setup that used Hauppauge tuners with Beyond TV to record shows then mapped network drive and watched in Kodi. No live TV with that one though.

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