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by sumatra
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 21973

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

I'm afraid it isn't that simple. When I built my Pi OTA PVR, I found a number of guides online purporting to show how to do this. They each had a bit of "the truth", but they all had info that I considered to be undesirable or inapplicable to my situation. This is a hobby project more than a "paint ...
by sumatra
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 21973

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

I think you're right, that OSMC doesn't come with TVHeadEnd. But there's a path in the GUI to install it, so I don't think there's any heavy lifting. OSMC comes with 2 shells, and path to install TVHeadend is slightly different for each. I don't recall doing any config on the backend, just installed...
by sumatra
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 21973

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

I'm the original poster on this thread. I eventually built a moderately successful DVR with an R-Pi 3 and Hauppage USB Tuner. I have a USB HDD on the Pi for recording. I may eventually post an update to this thread detailing my build experience and remaining issues to be solved. I have no experience...
by sumatra
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 21973

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

tausciam wrote:Ha! I just got my Raspberry Pi 3 and just did exactly what you're speaking of....with a Hauppauge 955q.
Thanks! That's very encouraging. I plan to use one Pi for frontend and backend. Unless that doesn't work, of course, then I'll split it between two machines.
by sumatra
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 21973

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

With your location you shouldn't have a problem with signal strength. It is probably worth talking to other US users about suitable tuners etc. .... I run a Pi2 headless server that runs a few services such as squid, NFS server, and TVHeadend with 3 DVB-T tuners. I'm ~50km from the nearest transmit...
by sumatra
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 21973

Practicality of OTA PVR

I'm thinking of building a PVR to record OTA TV broadcasts. I've been reading about Kodi and TVHeadEnd, and researching USB Tuners (and SiliconDust network tuner). Before I invest in considerable hardware (tuner, USB HDD, wireless keyboard, and probably a wireline ethernet extender), my question is ...

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