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Topic # 189021 14-Dec-2015 14:02
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Hi
I'm thinking of one of these to send tv to home devices as I can't cable everywhere due to rental property.

I would appreciate any feedback from anyone

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  Reply # 1450147 14-Dec-2015 14:06
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They are still the ducks nuts for DVB-T.







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  Reply # 1450149 14-Dec-2015 14:14
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I have mine running of a Windows 7 Media Centre. Those things are incredible.






 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1450161 14-Dec-2015 14:31
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Are they easy to set up? Just a standard tv aerial then network to my switch? Do I need software or is that just for recording?
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  Reply # 1450163 14-Dec-2015 14:34
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You need to install the software - it's a driver and Windows will treat it as a tuner plugged directly into your PC.

You need software to watch/record (although you can use even VLC to watch but not as elegant as a Media Centre solution) - but then this is true for every other tuner.







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  Reply # 1450176 14-Dec-2015 14:55
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Thanks.. Does this mean I can hook it through my server running WHS2011? At this stage I only want it for watching on laptops and iPads, guess I better go checkout the website

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  Reply # 1450183 14-Dec-2015 15:08
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gbwelly: They are still the ducks nuts


Agree with this, though TBH in the current streaming\on-demand world I find that I rarely use mine....

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  Reply # 1450184 14-Dec-2015 15:08
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If you run a media center server you can connect from there and use clients on your other machines - something like Plex or Kodi.






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  Reply # 1450194 14-Dec-2015 15:21
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Kiwiuk: Are they easy to set up? Just a standard tv aerial then network to my switch? Do I need software or is that just for recording?
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It is really easy to install. Just plug everything in and use a web browser to configure the device.

You do need to install software for different platforms. But, there are download links off the device's homepage.

I am very impressed by this product. It is simple and reliable to use. I haven't had to reboot the device itself yet. I just forget about it.

I use mine from PCs and Raspberry Pis (running Kodi).



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  Reply # 1450196 14-Dec-2015 15:24
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I've got one - it's been a godsend being able to pipe tv everywhere without having to think about antenna cable. Old Xbox 360s are great as the extenders too.




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  Reply # 1450211 14-Dec-2015 15:58
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So reading reviews and visiting the Silicondust website I think this is worth a punt!

But I could do with a gentle nudge in the right direction for access via our ipad/air for live tv watching.

Thoughts or experiences?

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  Reply # 1450223 14-Dec-2015 16:21
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I have my original HDHomeRun DVB-T sitting in the office in Sydney talking to my tvheadend server. It lets me watch Sydney TV over the internet on my OpenElec RPi2 and also my Android clients.

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  Reply # 1450241 14-Dec-2015 16:44
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MattR: I have my original HDHomeRun DVB-T sitting in the office in Sydney talking to my tvheadend server. It lets me watch Sydney TV over the internet on my OpenElec RPi2 and also my Android clients.

That's impressive.

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  Reply # 1450246 14-Dec-2015 16:52
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I just wish they'd stop ignoring dvb-s




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  Reply # 1450249 14-Dec-2015 17:02
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allan: That's impressive.


Not really... it takes less than 10Mbps per stream. I've got 50meg VDSL2 here and the office has... several gigabits.

The hard part was getting the antenna on the office roof working properly. The muppets who installed it put it in the position most convenient for them, and not for the best reception.

Also, having the mpeg2 key on the RPi made a huge difference since AU Freeview is still mostly mpeg2.

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  Reply # 1450267 14-Dec-2015 17:29
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sidefx:
gbwelly: They are still the ducks nuts


Agree with this, though TBH in the current streaming\on-demand world I find that I rarely use mine....


Send me a PM if you are looking to sell. In fact to anyone reading this looking to sell, send me a PM for that matter. 2 tuners is not quite enough for me.








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