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by jseymour
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Fire Stick 4k
Replies: 193
Views: 34954

Re: Fire Stick 4k

Guess I still won't be buying one of these any time soon. (This is pretty appalling performance on Amazon's part, IMO.)
by jseymour
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Thanks for the update, Matt. Glad it's working out well for you :) I solved my problem less expensively. Amazon FireTV v2 and a J-Tech HDMI/S/PDIF splitter. Switched to the Fancy Bits Channels suite of DVR (running on a Synology DS218+) and apps. Got 5.1 DD on the HT system, subtitles we can love on...
by jseymour
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Sorry for confusion. I realize I only have to purchase the app once. We have 5 TV's viewers in the home, with 2 using Apple TV, most using Android. The $14.99 cost of the app, to only provide OTA channels to 2 of the viewers is still not cost effective. You do realize you pay that only once, right?...
by jseymour
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

The cost of purchasing Channels app for 2 Apple TV's is not cost effective as we only use HD Homerun for OTA Broadcasts. I would have assumed you would only have to buy it once for all your ATV devices--assuming they're all on the same Apple I.D.? That's the way Channels apps work for Android TV an...
by jseymour
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Congratulations! :D Thanks! :) I'm so flippin' happy I could nearly wet myself, and no mistake. Now , assuming the SD DVR'ing service works acceptably for us, it's looking like I can realize The Dream. The Holy Grail of Whole-House TV/DVR. The TV At The End Of The Rainbow. TV Nirvana. The Thing And...
by jseymour
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

The current Yamahas are pretty nice and have all the bells and whistles. When you start looking make sure to check Costco as they carry carbon copies of the other Yamahas at a much better price than even online. The Costco ones are tag as TSR instead of RX, but it's just a branding thing and the TS...
by jseymour
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

I can fully appreciate you appreciation in audiophile caliber equipment. Pro-logic may be in your future because inputs and stuff. *shrug* Maybe. There is no question I'll eventually upgrade the receiver. Just not right now. But maybe I'll begin my research now so I can have a feel for the landscap...
by jseymour
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

The Sony AVR that it replaced was 7.1 with multiple inputs including HDMI, Toslink and SPDIF. I felt little need to upgrade in the first place but the Sony AVR was also a budget unit and had poor sound quality, ... Which is why I don't buy "budget" sound hardware. I am, or was, an audiophile. Had t...
by jseymour
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

At the moment isn't the discussion of audio formats in relation to SD's app a moot point since all OTA and Cable TV are DD 5.1 at not any of the newer formats. It's more moot atm because SD doesn't yet have an app for tvOS ;) To me, @jseymour is only trying to maintain parity with his current proce...
by jseymour
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

@jseymour: The Apple TV 4K still seems to be your best option: Perhaps. I'll see how I like the Fire device and go from there. If you need DTS for rips, probably Infuse should be able to provide (needs checking). Don't need them. I've done no ripping, so far. Once I get the storage space that may c...
by jseymour
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Streaming services don't use DTS, so why would Apple want to spend money to license it for a device intended for streaming? Streaming services aren't the only thing for which these boxes are used, are they? Sure are enough people discussing the lack of DTS if you search on it. (Mainly people who've...
by jseymour
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Yeah, I know, it's ridiculous that it's so hard to get one device even to just cover the major streaming providers. Even worse, when you get into all the individual channels and their own streaming sites it just gets completely out of hand. Which is why I've pretty much decided to return the J-Tech...
by jseymour
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Yes, I hear that. I've purchased 2 Fire TV's and a couple of generic Android boxes and haven't been happy with any of them. Getting an Apple TV app would be fantastic, as long as it happens before I'm eligible for Medicare! Isn't it disappointing that, with all the technology and choices available,...
by jseymour
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

Also, DirecTV Now has a promotion where if you sign up for 3 months of service they'll give you a "free" ATV 4K(32GB) for the $105, which would be the cost of service for 3 months. Just remember to cancel the service after you have the ATV in hand, you'll still get the 3 months of service but you w...
by jseymour
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 136
Views: 42436

Re: Apple TV app (tvOS)

@jseymour - although SD currently doesn’t offer an ATV 4/4K app, it will probably be available before year end. Perhaps. I'm not going to sweat it. The work I've put in so far has given us better "TV reception" on two TVs, and there'll eventually be a third, and perhaps a fourth. And it is amusing ...