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Ultimate Geek


# 209112 13-Mar-2017 13:44
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My HDHomeRun Connect is on its way from Nicegear.

 

I am very confused about which software is 'best' for watching and recording NZ FreeView with a single software package.

 

I can handle the software, all my wife wants is it to reliably get EPG information and for it to be recorded.

 

I think my options so far are NextPVR, Media Portal and HDHomeRun DVR (not free)

 

I use window 10 and have a Synology DS216Play NAS.

 

Ideally, I would like software to run on the NAS.

 

What would you recommend to:

 

  • Just run on Windows 10 (I don't usally keep my laptop on 24x7, but will need to).
  • Just run on the Synology NAS (if there is anything).




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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Master Geek


  # 1735759 13-Mar-2017 14:04
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It sounds like HDHomeRun DVR would be the best option for you, and it has a NAS install option available. HDHomeRun provides its own EPG data, so that doesn't require any extra setup.

 

Personally, I use MediaPortal, but with terrestrial (DVB-T) you need to configure EPG Collector to pull the full guide data to an XML file, then tell MediaPortal to import it. This is all do-able, it just requires a fair amount of initial configuration.

 

Another option would be TVHeadEnd which you can run on the NAS directly. I haven't tried that myself.


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Master Geek


  # 1735767 13-Mar-2017 14:13
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I think Plex might have been trialing DVR capabilities.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1735792 13-Mar-2017 14:38
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Nudibranch:

 

I think Plex might have been trialing DVR capabilities.

 

 

They have, like hdhomerun dvr needs specific (newer) versions of the hdhomerun.  Of which the connect is one.

 

The 3 other stalwarts, Mediaportal, nextpvr and mythtv also have support for the hdhomerun.





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  # 1740021 15-Mar-2017 20:37
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I use DVBLogic, works well.  Uses OTA EPG which is nice.  I've got DVBLogic installed on a Synology DS916plus.  They have a free trial.

 

 

 

 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1740023 15-Mar-2017 20:52
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fearandloathing:

 

I use DVBLogic, works well.  Uses OTA EPG which is nice.  I've got DVBLogic installed on a Synology DS916plus.  They have a free trial.

 

 

I used their wizard, NZ wasn't there and so received the message ...

 

DVBLink TVAdviser is a regional product and is currently available only for a limited number of countries.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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Uber Geek
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  # 1740024 15-Mar-2017 20:55
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Be aware plex with HDhomerun requires a plex subscription.


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  # 1740095 15-Mar-2017 22:47
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alisam:

 

DVBLink TVAdviser is a regional product and is currently available only for a limited number of countries.

 

 

You dont need TV Advisor just dvblink,  dvblink will pull the EPG from the OTA broadcast.  You will need to go into the settings to map the channels to the guide data, heres my EPG in DVBLogic Click to see full size

 

 


 
 
 
 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1740215 16-Mar-2017 11:46
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fearandloathing:

 

I use DVBLogic, works well.  Uses OTA EPG which is nice.  I've got DVBLogic installed on a Synology DS916plus.  They have a free trial.

 

 

Now have DVDLink running on my Synology DS216Play with DVDLink Server and DVDLink TVSource (trial) installed.

 

It has scanned and found what looks every NZ channel.

 

However, how do I get the EPG.

 

Starting  from Sources>EPG Source it says 'Add Source'. Click on the '+' button. Give it a name e.g XMLTV-1 (default).

 

Then it shows a directory path, and it wants a XMLTV URL.

 

What do I use here?

 

 

 

EDIT> Just now looked and the EPG Guide is now up and running. So I assume, I did not need to do anything. It was (perhaps) just taking time.

 

 





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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  # 1744060 19-Mar-2017 20:53
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As a side note, this could be a good way to replace the TiVos? $60 a year for HD HomeRun DVR sub seams reasonable? And NZ is one of the few countries supported too!





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  # 1744107 19-Mar-2017 21:25
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sonyxperiageek:

As a side note, this could be a good way to replace the TiVos? $60 a year for HD HomeRun DVR sub seams reasonable? And NZ is one of the few countries supported too!



Not sure any software would be worth paying a yearly sub for. A one off I could justify. But any of the free solutions are pretty damn good.




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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
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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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1744128 19-Mar-2017 22:00
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sonyxperiageek:

As a side note, this could be a good way to replace the TiVos? $60 a year for HD HomeRun DVR sub seams reasonable? And NZ is one of the few countries supported too!



I didn't think NZ was supported. Has that changed?

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  # 1744135 19-Mar-2017 22:20
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froob:
sonyxperiageek:

 

As a side note, this could be a good way to replace the TiVos? $60 a year for HD HomeRun DVR sub seams reasonable? And NZ is one of the few countries supported too!

 



I didn't think NZ was supported. Has that changed?

 

The link to Silicon Dust's DVR Service page shows a NZ flag.







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Ultimate Geek


  # 1744469 20-Mar-2017 12:55
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sonyxperiageek:

 

froob:
sonyxperiageek:

 

As a side note, this could be a good way to replace the TiVos? $60 a year for HD HomeRun DVR sub seams reasonable? And NZ is one of the few countries supported too!

 



I didn't think NZ was supported. Has that changed?

 

The link to Silicon Dust's DVR Service page shows a NZ flag.

 

 

Late last week, I opened up a ticket at SiliconDust to see if I could get a trial period. Not heard anything back yet.

 

I tend to loathe software companies that expect payment before you can see the software. Even a 3 day trial is better than nothing. DVBLink have a 20 day trial.

 

Same with Plex (Pass), I have no idea on how well it will work in a NZ environment and all that I have to go on are other posts in forums.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
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  # 1744493 20-Mar-2017 13:21
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I've used NextPVR (and GB-PVR before that) exclusively for all TV for probably close to 12 or 13 years now. It's a rock solid solution that gives me everything I need and quite simply just works with my HDHomeRun

 

 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1744502 20-Mar-2017 13:37
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sbiddle:

 

I've used NextPVR (and GB-PVR before that) exclusively for all TV for probably close to 12 or 13 years now. It's a rock solid solution that gives me everything I need and quite simply just works with my HDHomeRun

 

 

 

 

The web site says it is for windows. To me that means that my laptop would have to run 24 x 7 and I would have to be mindful of when I could shut down the laptop for windows updates etc.

 

I would prefer any such S/W to run on my Synology NAS.

 

Nevertheless, I can give it a go.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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