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Topic # 226351 3-Jan-2018 20:11
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I have been a long time user of Plex and I really want to use Live TV, but I have a couple of issues. We have just moved to a house that doesn't have a UHF antenna installed, only sat dish (even though we're in UHF reception). I also run Plex on FreeNAS so I can't (as far as I'm aware, but correct me if I'm wrong) add a PCI-e tuner because there's no way to pass it through to my Plex jail.

Does anyone know of any way, hdhomerun or otherwise, that will allow me to use Plex Live TV with satellite reception?

I have considered using someone else's TV reception and VPN-ing an hdhomerun to my LAN, but by the time I go to that effort I may as well just install a UHF antenna, and I will when I get around to it anyway. If I can find a happy medium between cost and effort, I would rather do that.

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  Reply # 1928757 3-Jan-2018 23:15
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Do you have the internet capability to run streaming instead of a tuner?

That might be an option.




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  Reply # 1928869 4-Jan-2018 09:27
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We can stream TV via casting from on-demand apps, but that doesn't provide the functionality that I want from Plex.

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Reply # 1928958 4-Jan-2018 11:42
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I dont have an antenna at my flat either, so we use a freeview IPTV playlist that is maintained by a guy called Matt (I don't think I can link to it). But google "Freeview IPTV Playlist", it's one of the first ones.

 

On Matt's website is a tutorial on how to set up Freeview on TVHeadend with the IPTV Playlists. Once you've set that up, look into TVHProxy, which will show your TVHeadend channels in Plex DVR. 

 

https://github.com/jkaberg/tvhProxy

 

 

 

But also as you suggested, you can use a HD Homerun over VPN.

 

 

 

A third higher quality option is (House with antenna) Raspberry Pi or any old PC with Ubuntu, TVHeadend and cheap USB DVB-T Tuner NAT'd or VPN, to another TVHeaded (at your house), running TVHProxy into PlexDVR.




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  Reply # 1929177 4-Jan-2018 16:47
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Those are some good ideas. You inspired me to look into Matt's IPTV streams and I managed (with a lot of tinkering) to get it to work on our Android TV as a live streaming channel which is brilliant because it gives us regular Freeview without any mucking around! Just turn the telly on and you have normal TV channels to flick through.

It's inspired me to look into more feeds.

So while I still don't have it feeding Plex Live TV, this is keeping me busy. Thanks for that laughing


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  Reply # 1929201 4-Jan-2018 17:13
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You're welcome, Android TV is pretty good.

 

I use a few of IPTV Apps on my Android TV, to get IPTV into the "Live Channels" App which is great.

 

I currently use TVirl (No Auto-update for EPG, yet) & the TVheadend Android TV app. 

 

 

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=by.stari4ek.tvirl

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.macinnes.tvheadend


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  Reply # 1929206 4-Jan-2018 17:17
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You can use a hdhomerun. Plex has a supported tuner list over here. Personally I have a media-closet server that advertises itself on the network as a hdhomerun, takes DVB-C/T/T2/S/S2 input and tricks Plex into thinking it's compatible.




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  Reply # 1929208 4-Jan-2018 17:19
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Yea I'm using tvirl too as it's the only one I could get to work. I tried cumulus but it was buggy as hell.

A bit disappointed that it doesn't let you have multiple playlists added at once. I have my EPG working though, could you not get it to?

What do you use the tvheadend Android TV app for?

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  Reply # 1929243 4-Jan-2018 17:36
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If you want to use more than one playlist, you could use https://xtream-editor.com which allows you to combine, and edit the playlists. Not sure about combining EPGs though. 

 

With the EPG, it doesn't auto update every few days, so after 6 or 7 days, you'll need to open up TVIrl and refresh the EPG. 

 

I use TVheadend Android TV to connect to my TVheadend server which has a few IPTV channels + DVB-T tuner (located somewhere else). Also to manage EPGs as I have a few different EPG sources. 




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  Reply # 1929288 4-Jan-2018 18:31
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Interesting, I might have to use that.

Do you have any other good sources for playlists? I'm trying to find UK or Aus ones which would be good.

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  Reply # 1929301 4-Jan-2018 19:07
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On Matt's site there are legal Australian ones. Theres even a combined playlist with NZ+AU. As far as the UK goes you might have to look into 'Other' sources. 


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