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SepticSceptic

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#157155 21-Nov-2014 12:50
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Looking at replacing my ageing S1 Tivo, which has served faithfully for many years, but time to move on.

As with the Tivo, I would like to DVR content, mainly FTA, via DVB-S satellite. No UHF reception

However, unlike the Tivo, I/we also would like to watch NZ online TV streaming services - TVNZ, TV3, etc and Sky Go. Probably netflix, lightbox in the near future.

Other than a windows-based HTPC, is there an alternative product that directly supports on-line streaming ? Not really interested in "casting", or jumping thru hoops just to get content on the TV.

I have ChromeCast, RaspBerryPi+XMBC, Xbox 360,  and a recently acquired WD Playon TV box, but none seem to support NZ TV streams ;-(

One box to watch/record them all

TV is un-smart.

If HTPC is the only way to go, then probably looking at a Gigabyte Brix, or similar, with USB DVB-S/S2 tuner, Win7x64 with Media Centre

TIA




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  #1180991 21-Nov-2014 18:45
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Can the Panasonic DVRs (dual tuner) support smart services?




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  #1181016 21-Nov-2014 20:29
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I don't think the Panasonic PVRs have DVB-S, and the "smart" functions of the one I have are next to useless

 
 
 
 


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Ahh sorry. I didn't pick up on the Dvbs requirement.




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  #1181106 22-Nov-2014 02:15
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What about something like
http://ultrapower.co.nz/product_receiver_hd_satellite_pvr_xcruiser-xdsr600hd-twin-tuner-pvr-satellite-receiver.html

 

and a samsung bluray player for the smarthub apps tvnz etc




 


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  #1182277 24-Nov-2014 17:26
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Thanks for your replies, but this is really a crazy environment in NZ, with our TV streaming services seemingly to persist with this Adobe Flash player. The Xbox 360 has internet Explorer builtin - why the heck can't I view TVNZ/TV3/SkyGo etc content on the Xbox 360 ? Grr.

Does the Xb-one support NZ TV / SkyGo Streams ? I could almost justify a new Xb-one if it does ....

MythTV, MagicTV, etc all seem to not support TV streams ?

Is a windows-based HTPC the only real alternative ? 

Seamless simplicity I crave, forever seemingly just out of reach. Again ... .. well, I guess there is seamless simplicity, but probably not in a sub$5000 price bracket undecided




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