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Master Geek

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# 216720 10-Jul-2017 08:40
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With my Tivo service coming to and end shortly I was thinking of using a HDhomerun with my plexpass.

 

I was just wondering if the unit sold in New Zealand will work well with PlexTV, and if the EPG is supported ?

 

Thanks for any information you can add.

 

Cheers

 

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Master Geek


  # 1817599 10-Jul-2017 09:30
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Plex DVR is still in beta and in my experience it's useless for kiwi users at present.

There is no standard EPG guide and you can only record a program from within the plex web interface NOT via any apps like on the Apple TV plex app etc.

Still a lot of bugs to fix and not a lot of love from plex when bringing up problems with the metadata and guide info as it's provided via gracenote.

I started a thread on the plex forums just for kiwis if you want to check it out.

In saying all that I've realised there is really nothing worth recording for me personally on NZ freeview. Everything I watch can be done ondemand at anytime. I think DVR is dying a slow death. But that's just my 2 cents.

Oh I'm using an NZ bought HDHomerun as well - it can be used with plex DVR.

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  # 1817601 10-Jul-2017 09:30
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It does, but it's not a great experience: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=84&topicid=201757

 

Depending on the programs your interested in.  Some of the other PVR software floating around is a better experience, and in some cases you can get those ot integrate with plex better.  Their DVR software/live tv implementation is a little immature.





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Ultimate Geek


  # 1817608 10-Jul-2017 09:43
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I managed to get Plex DVR to connect to tvheadend so I could use an unsupported tuner. But as already pointed out its useless, limited application support and it turns out there isn't much on NZ TV worth watching anyway.


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Master Geek


  # 1818941 10-Jul-2017 15:42
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Link to the plex forum thread I started for kiwis.  Not that much talk on there but it may help some users.

 

I do have Plex DVR setup with my HDHomerun but never use it.  I check on it now and then when plex update the media server to see if the update helps us kiwis down under, other than that, tvheadend with HDHomerun is a better option if you know your way around linux for recording as mentioned previously.


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  # 1819063 10-Jul-2017 19:06
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I've used itas couple of times. It's getting better, and is slightly less steps that recording via nextpvr. But my metadata agent is getting better at inserting.




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OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
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  # 1821357 12-Jul-2017 16:10
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Can I ask why you would bother with Plex for Live TV?  I use an HDHomerun with Android TV and an Nvidia Shield.  Plex is great for watching local media but it wouldn't occur to me to use it for live TV.  




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Master Geek

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  # 1821363 12-Jul-2017 16:34
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I use Plex a lot - and with TiVo coming to and end I don't want to rely on a proprietary EPG again.
The issue is that with a public EPG it can be maintained long after the product owners are gone. TiVo would continue to function reasonably if a third party could supply the EPG . So why risk paying for another DVR for it to become another white elephant? Better to go open source now I think :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1821364 12-Jul-2017 16:37
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OK - but the HDHomerun app and Live Channels app on Android TV both use the public EPG from the broadcast stream.  


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  # 1821367 12-Jul-2017 16:39
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pedrogarcia:

Can I ask why you would bother with Plex for Live TV?  I use an HDHomerun with Android TV and an Nvidia Shield.  Plex is great for watching local media but it wouldn't occur to me to use it for live TV.  



Only certain hdhomerun versions can do this. And Plex has the advantage of transcoding if say, not home.




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Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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  # 1823268 16-Jul-2017 15:07
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Will a USA Hdhomerun work in N?

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  # 1823317 16-Jul-2017 16:50
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LesC: Will a USA Hdhomerun work in N?

 

No - totally different tuner standards. The US uses ATSC, we use DVB-T. One from the UK will work fine.


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