piratesmvp: Excellent video! I'm considering adding DVR functionality to my XBMC
system, so this was very helpful.
Jermaine Pulley: I use a centon infinitv 4 it uses a digital cablecard and gives me 4
tuners. They also have one with 6 tuners in one device. That's the way to
go. I did this so I wouldn't have to spend money on renting cable boxes
every month. Now I don't spend anything on boxes.
Bill Stine: Excellent! I'm considering going OTA and setting up something similar to
what you described and had pretty well settled on NextPVR and XBMC on the
clients. I was considering using Raspberry Pi running Raspbian/Raspbmc for
the clients. Didn't know about XIOS DS Media Play. Can you comment on
Raspberry vs XIOS? Worth building a special server or just buy a capable
Sidney Mathious: That was plenty of information and I didn't know all that. I have several
computers with both Linux, and several versions of Windows on them up to
Windows 7. I also have subscription, Free To Air, and Local television from
separate satellite dishes and HD Antenna. I will check out the xbmc.org
site you mentioned and will read the information at my convenience.
Michael Golden: You know that you can get a 4 tuner card, right?
Tony Z: Just what I was looking for....thanks Chris
Steve Cleland: Was having problems setting up the PVR function for various addons. Your
video gave me the info to get it up and running in minutes. Best part was
no SQL stuff to deal with. Thanks for your time and sharing of information.
christopherve7alb: The revo has more codec support just because it is running a full Linux OS
beneath XBMC, the pivos does have very good support as well (I have tested
it with mkv, avi, mp4 (h264), mpeg2 - both SDTV and HDTV). The PVR settings
will be different for mthtv as NextPVR and MythTV are two different server
applications. You will actually use a different PVR addon for mythTV (I
believe XBMC has an official MythTV addon)
Tony Z: Do I have to do anything with Port Forwarding?
ordinary1passerby: I'm lost at whether i need it or not. what advantage does all this give? it
eliminates wires that go from one room to another when I have a bunch of
TVs in different rooms? and gives the ability to save something on schedule
to the hard-drive disk and watch it later? that's correct?
christopherve7alb: It is also definitely possible to have all three TV sources (FTA, OTA,
subscription) on one NextPVR server, it's the way I have things setup and
christopherve7alb: The main advantage is that all TVs are using a central source, so that all
recorded TV shows are accessible from each TV. It also means all TVs in
your house can receive all TV channels, this is especially usefull for me
as I have FTA, OTA and subscription satellite, which would mean three boxes
at each TV if I didn't have this networked system.
sander201: why is it necessary to install xbmcbuntu instead of just ubuntu for windows?
7Oh7: Great tutorial. Its nice that you showed how to set up the channels. I
feel you missed the EPG set up and how to interface the remote XBMC to
obtain the channels from the server. All in all your spot on and you
couldn't have made it any easier. Today I purchased the Win TV-HVR 950Q for
about $90.00 with tax. I watch OTA channels (I dont believe in cable since
i get my premium content else ware) for all the breaking news and XBMC for
everything else. Thanks for your time in making this Video !!
christopherve7alb: Not if everything is on your LAN. Port forwarding is only applicable if you
are trying to access your server from the Internet.
bryancmcguire: ok my honestly which box plays all types of video sd/hd/x264/mp4 best the
pivios or the acer revo? And are the settings for the pvr plugin for next
pvr same for mythtv? Meaning the port you entered long with ip address?
christopherve7alb: Yes but generally it will be four tuners of the same type. I need separate
tuners for FTA, OTA and my subscription satellite.
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