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Topic # 111681 11-Nov-2012 19:15 Send private message

According to the Synology website you can connect a compatible USB TV DVB-T tuner and record directly onto the NAS. (I'm looking at purchasing the DS213).  In effect using your NAS as a PVR.

Has anyone tried to use a compatible USB TV tuner (DVB-T) with a Synology NAS and the Video Station package?

What kind of issues did you have?

Or easier to use a separate PVR receiver?


List of Compatible USB TV tuners
AVerMediaVolar M A815MacElgatoEyetv DTT TV Tuner StickFunUVNew digital Interactive TV ReceiverHauppaugeWINTV DUAL DVB-T TUNER 1172HauppaugeWinTV -NOVA-TD Stick model 1281KWorldDVB-T 399UKWorldDVB-T UB499-2T (Single tuner supported)PCTVNanoStick SOLO DVB-T 73eSEPX – Digital MultimediaHD-325TERRATECCinergy XXS (No longer in production)UpmostDVB192A
Thanks.


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  Reply # 715513 11-Nov-2012 19:33 Send private message

List of Compatible USB TV tuners
AVerMedia - Volar M A815Mac

Elgato - Eyetv DTT TV Tuner Stick

FunUV - New digital Interactive TV Receiver

Hauppauge - WINTV DUAL DVB-T TUNER 1172

Hauppauge - WinTV -NOVA-TD Stick model 1281

KWorld - DVB-T 399U

KWorld - DVB-T UB499-2T (Single tuner supported)

PCTV - NanoStick SOLO DVB-T 73eSE

PX - Digital MultimediaHD-325

TERRATEC - Cinergy XXS (No longer in production)

Upmost - DVB192A

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  Reply # 715525 11-Nov-2012 20:13 Send private message

The most important thing to consider is whether it supports H.264 or not.

I would also imagine you'll have no EPG which will make the whole setup rather limiting,



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  Reply # 850318 7-Jul-2013 07:35 Send private message

In regards to the EPG, most NAS's are able to have "packages" to be installed.

How easy would it to be to implement this for EPG collector?

One item comes to mind that it would need to be able to run on Linux.

Or have EPG collector as a EPG source for DVBLink, Media Server such as PLEX channel or a Raspberry Pi.

A Plex channel you might say, DBVlogic have developed a DVBLink plugin for PLEX.

See http://forum.dvblogic.com/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=25804

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  Reply # 850322 7-Jul-2013 08:05 Send private message

Tried it on my 213+ with one of the supported sticks but couldn't get it to work. Gave up and went back to lounge to watch telly.




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  Reply # 850327 7-Jul-2013 09:09 Send private message

PVR software is pretty intricate and to get a good user experience I think it needs to be pretty mature. I don't think the NAS manufacturer is ever going to be that focused on refining their PVR software. probably more just a sales gimmick.
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  Reply # 850329 7-Jul-2013 09:14 Send private message

EPG Collector runs on Windows .Net platform, there will be no package in the world to get that running on a Synology NAS. You might be able to create a .xml file that the video software imports on a scheduled basis, but it will still need to run on a PC, which means at least one other USB receiver in that PC for the EPG.

I tried the HDHomeRun DSM package but it doesn't work in NZ. The HDHomerun works just fine on Windows and Mac here in New Zealand. Just not on the Synology NAS




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