• TV Integration...

    From Misfit@EMERALD to All on Saturday, October 01, 2016 18:19:32
    Hello,

    Since this sub-board has been dead quiet, I thought I'd stir up a topic. As I'm sure there are plenty of other "cord=cutters" out there: what is you favorite backend/frontend TV software? I have two HDHomerun tuner (each has two tuners) for a total of four tuners that can be used. My main backend computer is a Mac Mini, which has been working great (for the most part) in this role. I stream to a list of devices: Raspberry Pi's running Kodi, iPhone/iPad (when away from home), Amazon Fire Stick, Samsung DVD Player (Plex), etc. It just depends on the mood I'm in. Software used: EyeTV, Plex, HDHomerun's native stuff, Kodi plugins, the "Channels" app, InstaTV, etc. Each seems to have its own strength and weakness, but it is nice seeing software finally evolving for TV! Its stating to get REALLY close to getting nice and seamless and there are mroe than a few groups trying to glue everything together. With my current hodge podge, I can:
    1. Check TV schedules on my iPhone/iPad
    2. Have a show recorderd
    3. Automatically converted to .m4v format for iStuff once finished (script-fu) 4. Emails me when it is finished and ready
    5. Waiting nice and pretty on my AppleTV or available over cellular WAN

    Now, if there is any TV content that is worth all of this trouble is another topic, lol.


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  • From Dumas Walker@CAPCITY2 to Misfit on Sunday, October 02, 2016 11:15:00
    Since this sub-board has been dead quiet, I thought I'd stir up a
    topic. As I'm sure there are plenty of other "cord=cutters" out there: what is you favorite backend/frontend TV software? I have two
    HDHomerun tuner (each has two tuners) for a total of four tuners that
    can be used. My main backend computer is a Mac Mini, which has been working great (for the most part) in this role. I stream to a list of devices: Raspberry Pi's running Kodi, iPhone/iPad (when away from
    home), Amazon Fire Stick, Samsung DVD Player (Plex), etc. It just
    depends on the mood I'm in. Software used: EyeTV, Plex, HDHomerun's native stuff, Kodi plugins, the "Channels" app, InstaTV, etc. Each
    seems to have its own strength and weakness, but it is nice seeing software finally evolving for TV!

    Pardon my ignorance, but when you do this what is the source of your TV feed?
    I figured the Internet but then I read the part about scheduling recordings, which you'd not need to do for the Internet sources I am aware of (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, etc.).




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  • From Misfit@EMERALD to Dumas Walker on Sunday, October 02, 2016 20:30:59
    Re: Re: TV Integration...
    By: Dumas Walker to Misfit on Sun Oct 02 2016 11:15 am


    Pardon my ignorance, but when you do this what is the source of your TV feed
    I figured the Internet but then I read the part about scheduling recordings which you'd not need to do for the Internet sources I am aware of (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, etc.).


    Source is just Over-The-Air... Having "cord-cutted" years ago, I just went to the usual stuff (Netflix, Kodi, etc) and grabing stuff OTA. I'm using four tuners by Silicon Dust HDHomerun. (Two litle boxes, each with two ATSC tuners..)


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  • From Dumas Walker@CAPCITY2 to Misfit on Monday, October 03, 2016 18:59:00
    Source is just Over-The-Air... Having "cord-cutted" years ago, I just
    went to the usual stuff (Netflix, Kodi, etc) and grabing stuff OTA. I'm using four tuners by Silicon Dust HDHomerun. (Two litle boxes, each
    with two ATSC tuners..)

    Ahhh... for some reason, I took cord-cut to mean all cables, not just the "cable" cable. <GRIN> Where I live, now that everything has gone digital,
    OTA is no longer an option. Used to be, when it was all analog, I could pull in at least one, and usually two, of every major network and then some.

    Even when they first went digital, I could get most of the majors and some of the subchannels. Once they went plumb digital in the nearest big towns, they all dropped their signal strengths. Cannot get much of anything without
    cable now.

    Having more than two tunners sounds great, though.


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