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  Reply # 864124 23-Jul-2013 10:43
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heres a demo of the nextpvr app for samsung smart tvs im working on. only been at it for a week, so not finished but coming along very nicely i think.

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  Reply # 864394 23-Jul-2013 16:11
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Nice reven, looks awesome. I'm hoping someone would make something similar to this for MediaPortal so I can use it on my Samsung TV.

Just a question, are you able to pause the live tv, leave the app and do something else with the TV and then come back to the paused TV and continue?

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  Reply # 864400 23-Jul-2013 16:14
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havent tested how long i can leave it paused for, have tried a couple of minutes which worked fine.

nextpvr is handling all that so I expect it to handle timeshift quite easily.

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  Reply # 864405 23-Jul-2013 16:18
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What I meant was leaving the TV paused in your Samsung App and the leaving the app and say run the facebook app. Can you then re-enter the nextpvr app and still have the TV paused where you left before running facebook? I too would expect timeshift to be fine if your in the app as it's stored on the server.

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  Reply # 864445 23-Jul-2013 16:38
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stevenz: I've got the unblock-us DNS set in my router so when I recently bought my new Smart TV, it automatically popped up with the Netflix, Hulu etc. apps and they all "just worked". Very impressed.

Plex works very well, but as mentioned, the default views are a bit average. Hopefully updates are forthcoming. Playback of all content works perfectly, including full DTS/DD passthrough.

Main HTPC is on the verge of being discontinued for a low-end Intel NUC with a RAID1 USB 3 enclosure plugged into it.

Oh yeah, the TV itself natively plays any form of media I can throw at it, including MKV's with embedded 5.1 audio.


Is yours also a Samsung?




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  Reply # 864507 23-Jul-2013 17:48
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Benoire: What I meant was leaving the TV paused in your Samsung App and the leaving the app and say run the facebook app. Can you then re-enter the nextpvr app and still have the TV paused where you left before running facebook? I too would expect timeshift to be fine if your in the app as it's stored on the server.


currently no.  only been at this for about 5 days.  maybe eventually.



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  Reply # 865885 25-Jul-2013 13:51
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Well I am going to keep the htpc for now as I have invested a lot of time and money into it and it looks good in my lounge too :) I have a case that exactly matches my receiver and they look mint stacked :p

Soooo, I'm thinking XBMC Frodo with NextPVR client for live TV, PlayOn media server for streaming TV + multiple addons to cover everything else.

It's not quite as good as having it all IN the TV, but at least it will all be in one interface and I'll only need the one device (HTPC).

Anyone foresee any problems with that?



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  Reply # 865889 25-Jul-2013 13:55
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In other words, something along the lines of this

http://mymediaexperience.com/xbmc-guide/#heading14



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  Reply # 871514 4-Aug-2013 10:11
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Asmodeus: I finally called Sky today and told them bye bye. Feelsgoodman :)


I would like to keep using WMC if possible as it has maximum WAF and it is a nice interface despite its limitations.

Freeview and stored media are sorted already in that case, but what will be the best way to integrate Netflix, Hulu, iplayer and such?

I am coming up with a list of options that so far includes the following:

Is anyone out there running a one stop shop for streaming, freeview and stored media (with high WAF, ability to use remote, etc)??

Thanks!


I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater. I am running Win 7, dvb-t with Netflix, iplayer and hulu on media center.

The only aspects which I'd like to improve is switching regions. I do this with a couple of Extras tiles which briefly show the desktop while changing VPN tunnels. I also don't like the Hulu desktop interface which is very different from the native media center interface.

The Netflix tile is good, though I can't go beyond 720p. This still looks good even on the 55" telly
The BBC iPlayer is good, written in MCML so is well integrated
Hulu desktop works with the remote but is not consistent with the media center interface.

If you haven't implemented anything yet and are keen I can give you some links on the process.







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  Reply # 872206 5-Aug-2013 17:37
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Hi there

This sounds exactly where I want to head. Currently running a similar setup although my Samsung is connected to xbox, which is being used as an extender. Sony Bravia is hooked up to the htpc.

Would be keen to hear any tips you have on set-up, using Extras menu etc. Main goal is to be able to watch Netflix. Have the TVNZ ondemand app on the Sammy, which I think I'd lose if I set that to international and watched Netflix direct - so definitely keen to integrate it with WMC.

Cheers

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  Reply # 872239 5-Aug-2013 18:48
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Hi,
I can't really comment on the extender/smart tv side of things as I've not worked with either. TVNZ on demand is pretty poor on media center, I've tried tunerfreemce and it was pants. I just bought more tuners as my tolerance for unskipable adverts is almost zero nowadays, so I can't do ondemand.

Ok, I use:
"Media Center Launcher Configurator" to create extra library links to my scripts for running rasphone for the vpn connections. Use png files 122x122 for the icon files (I use US and UK flags for mine). I suspect you could script the netsh command to change DNS servers if you use UnblockUS or something..

"iPlayerSetup_1.5.1.msi" This is the last version of bbc iplayer for media center that was developed.

"HuluDesktopIntegrationSetup.msi" This launches Hulu Desktop and usually returns you to media center on exiting the hulu desktop.

"HuluDesktopSetup.exe" This is the hulu desktop app. Search on www.thegreenbutton.tv for people hoarding the setup files. Hulu don't offer it for download anymore.

Info on how to get the Netflix tile to appear in media center:
http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4608

If you are using EPGCollector I expect this process should work as it does with BSEPG.



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  Reply # 872766 6-Aug-2013 16:59
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Nice. That's the kind of thing I'm after. You say you can get Netflix in 720 through WMC? Others have told me I'd be stuck with SD 2.0...

If I were to run Unotelly or similar on my HTPC, would I need to do any of the first step whatsoever or do you think it should "just work"?

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  Reply # 872838 6-Aug-2013 20:05
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Asmodeus: Nice. That's the kind of thing I'm after. You say you can get Netflix in 720 through WMC? Others have told me I'd be stuck with SD 2.0...

If I were to run Unotelly or similar on my HTPC, would I need to do any of the first step whatsoever or do you think it should "just work"?


Using Silverlight (as does the media center implementation) there is a maximum quality achievable of 720p. I am on Telstra cable so DNS tricks don't work through their transparent proxy. I use a VPN service from WiTopia. I get a reliable 12Mb/s to Los Angeles which seems to be up to the task of hitting the 720p target. If Unotelly is like UnblockUS you might need to log into a web page and change your region. This makes scripting the change of region difficult. You could actually toggle regions from another machine in the house in which case you wont have to deal with region changing/vpn/extras icons etc. The downside is if someone wants to watch Pound Puppies on Netflix followed by Shaun the Sheep on iPlayer then self service using the remote is out..
Personally mine spends most of it's time in the US, the problem with iPlayer (and Hulu) is you don't get entire series like Netflix.



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  Reply # 873095 7-Aug-2013 11:52
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OK thanks. I found all of those files you mentioned so will have a ply this weekend. I also found one called "NetflixInWindowsMediaCenter.exe" which supposedly installs the Netflix option but haven't tried it yet. I also found the WMC plugin for PlayOn "vmcPlayItx64.msi" which I think I'll try as they do a 30-day trial.

EDIT: 90 day money back guarantee, not a 30 day trial 

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  Reply # 873334 7-Aug-2013 16:48
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Definitely don't install the Netflix msi plugin, it'll either be the vista one or if you do get the Win 7 version it will break the installation process as the installer wont handle the Add/Remove/Repair situation as it's already installed. Check out the last link in my post. Trust me, it's the only way to get that damn Netflix tile to come out of hiding :-)

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