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geoffw

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#248764 9-Apr-2019 08:50
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Hello fellow HTPC enthusiasts 

 

After 10 years of good service my old MediaPortal PVR with the EPG grabber and DVB-T card is just about EoL, as the underlying PC is on its last legs, and with DWTS hitting the airwaves soon I'm keen to avoid any issues and ensure my W and Kids AF remains at a tolerable level during this important period  -perhaps even increasing AF with the complexity of swapping TV inputs eliminated :) 

 

I have the excellent Vero4K+ Kodi media player and an accompanying NAS, and i'm wondering if anyone has had any experience joining NZ-Freeview + Freeview 7 day OTA EPG + Kodi + SiliconDust Connect DUO+ Kodi HDHomerun addon. 

 

I only really record the crappy nz news in case something happens which isn't a cat stuck up a tree and DWTS (not for me i can assure you) and retain for until watched or 3 episodes. Right now i swap HDMI between Mediaportal PC and Vero inputs depending on whether i'm viewing media or viewing recorded TV - the appeal of having one media-player (Vero) on one HDMI input to rule them all is appealing...... 

 

I'm particularly interested in the following more technical matters: 

 

     

  1. That the SiliconDust box can pull down our version of Freeview EPG and the Kodi HDhomerun addon can utilise to set scheduled recordings / select channel to view live tv from EPG or similar 
  2. That a subscription to SiliconDust for access to EPG data - that possibly their box pulls down EPG from SiliconDust servers over the 'net rather than Freeview OTA EPG for which i've possibly paid tax dollars for :( 
  3. That Kodi APIs to SiliconDust (or something in Kodi) might cause issues as something hasn't been updated, possibly related to Kodi V18 (OSMC are currently in v17 Kodi i think)
  4. I'm totally assuming that once i mount an NFS share from my NAS that i can record it it from Vero / Silicon Dust under instruction from Kodi - whatever the architecture is.......

 

Comments / suggestions very much appreciated, especially if anyone has this actual setup. 

 

Cheers, Geoff. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2213350 9-Apr-2019 08:55
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Seems a rather large hack to get things going.

 

Assuming you want to use the Kodi box as the frontend why not just use NextPVR as the backend? You won't even have EPG issues since it just uses the DVB EPG.

 

 


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  #2213357 9-Apr-2019 09:14
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sbiddle:

 

Seems a rather large hack to get things going.

 

Assuming you want to use the Kodi box as the frontend why not just use NextPVR as the backend? You won't even have EPG issues since it just uses the DVB EPG.

 

 

Agreed. Depending on what your NAS setup is, install NextPVR (Windows) or tvheadend (Linux) on it, then install the appropriate PVR addon for Kodi. Done.


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  #2213367 9-Apr-2019 09:25
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My setup isn't entirely unlike what you propose. I don't use the Silicon Dust Kodi client however, I run Tvheadend and the use the Tvheadend Kodi client for watching live TV throughout the house on several different Kodi devices. Tvheadend controls the HDHomeRun tuners.

 

 

In my setup, Tvheadend runs on a FreeBSD-based virtual machine. Recordings and live TV buffers are stored on a NAS and accessed via iSCSI. This can also be done if you select a Windows-based backend, and I'd recommend it over network mounted drives. EPG data comes over the air. Other media is accessed via shares on another NAS box.



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  #2213415 9-Apr-2019 10:33
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thanks all, i'll but the SiliconDust Connect Duo and connect to NextPVR and see how i get on. 

 

 

 

Cheers, Geoff.


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  #2213451 9-Apr-2019 11:54
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geoffw:

 

thanks all, i'll but the SiliconDust Connect Duo and connect to NextPVR and see how i get on. 

 

 

 

Cheers, Geoff.

 

 

Just checking - you mean the basic Duo, right? In your first post you mentioned the Duo+, which seems to have an integrated hard drive. I wouldn't bother with that. Just get a Connect Duo.

 

Edit: never mind, on closer inspection I think there is just a missing space in your first post :p


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  #2213701 9-Apr-2019 14:51
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Does anyone know if TVheadend (there is a OSMC add on) and SiliconDust Duo will pull down 7 days EPG? 

 

I missed episode of DWTS and i'll be a goner. 

 

Thanks again, Geoff. 


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  #2213703 9-Apr-2019 14:56
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geoffw:

Does anyone know if TVheadend (there is a OSMC add on) and SiliconDust Duo will pull down 7 days EPG?

 

 

My Tvheadend currently has EPG data through to April 16.

 




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  #2213706 9-Apr-2019 14:57
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that'll do, thx. 


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