Akashdeep Dhar here! I've been playing about with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B since about three months, when today I ran out of all ideas for making a PVR out of an OSMC installation on RPi3 Model B and had to come here. I'm totally new in this forum to bear with my introductory talk. I agree that there are tons of guides out there but none of them clearly lets me know of what all things I'd be needing apart from the hardware point of view and some basic installation methods, which I could have found out anyway if I lingered about it a bit.
So, here are my questions.
- Is it mandatory to have a MPEG-2 or/and VC-1 codec licenses for decoding received signals over-the-air? If so, from where I can buy them and how much would they cost in India?
- I live in India. So we have either DVB-S or DVB-T signal reception. I'd be ordering it from either Flipkart or Amazon. Which USB TV Tuner would be preferred the most and would be supported by the backend drivers on PI?
- What settings need to be done on the antenna, apart from orienting it to the right direction at the right angle?
- [LET ME KNOW, IF I'M MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING WHICH YOU BELIEVE IS IMPORTANT]
Please do take some moments of your valuable time and assist me in this build. I'd be obliged.