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by jseymour
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Advance Warning Of Impending Renewal Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Advance Warning Of Impending Renewal Charge

I'm sure you can email customer service to cancel and get a refund. You can, I did, and they did. In fact Ned reached out to me as a result of my post. But yes, a notification of renewal would be nice. Or not be automatic at all, where you have to login and actively renew once a year. Then they'd h...
by jseymour
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Advance Warning Of Impending Renewal Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Advance Warning Of Impending Renewal Charge

Maybe I overstated my case. Correction: Many of them do. Amazon. CallCentric. All of my domain registrations. My gym membership, which is charged month-to-month but the contract is annual, the notify me when the contract is about up and I have to sign to renew. Our trash pickup service. (Only though...
by jseymour
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Advance Warning Of Impending Renewal Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Advance Warning Of Impending Renewal Charge

It sure would have been nice if Silicon Dust had sent a notice that our DVR subscription was going to renew, rather than renewing it without warning. I used that DVR software all of about a month the first time. Forgot to cancel it. Now I just paid another $35 for a subscription I haven't used for 1...
by jseymour
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Xfinity Activation from Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Xfinity Activation from Ebay

eBay has excellent buyer protection. Inform the seller you require them to resolve this issue immediately or issue you a shipping label and, upon receipt of the item, a full refund--incl. any shipping charges. If they balk: File a complaint with eBay that the item is Significantly Not As Described. ...
by jseymour
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: HDHR Prime wasting electricity
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: HDHR Prime wasting electricity

Prime wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:08 am
If they also turn off the tuner, that is a power to a few thousand homes saved right there. If they can sleep the entire device, that is a power plant saved.
Exaggerate much? Image
by jseymour
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5792

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

The problem is cord-cutting has accelerated over the last year, it had accelerated last year over the year before, it's expected to accelerate still further this year, and next, and... Where this impacts OTA providers is they've grown fat and lazy on retransmission fees. As the people who've been pa...
by jseymour
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5792

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

You guys do understand broadcasters applying DRM to OTA once ATSC 3.x is deployed is not outside the realm of possibility, right? What would the point of DRM on broadcast channels be? Lower the number of potential viewers to suppress advertising rates? That's certainly the effect it would have on us.
by jseymour
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5792

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

You guys do understand broadcasters applying DRM to OTA once ATSC 3.x is deployed is not outside the realm of possibility, right?
by jseymour
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year
Replies: 46
Views: 5792

Re: Sinclair Planning to Rollout ATSC 3.0 this year

Sinclair can roll to their heart's content. I'm not replacing a couple thousand $$$ worth of TVs and stuff for ATSC 3.
by jseymour
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Fire Stick 4k
Replies: 160
Views: 23574

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
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Servio and Scribe
Replies: 161
Views: 15823

Re: Servio and Scribe

Now, we could up the connection to a 1Gbps one, but again, you're adding 6 months to development. And adding to the cost of the product for what is almost certainly a corner case use. A manufacturer has to ask itself: "Will this feature draw enough additional customers to make the investment worthw...
by jseymour
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Servio and Scribe
Replies: 161
Views: 15823

Re: Servio and Scribe

Yes a switch is cheap, but "cheap" 4 port switches are not very good. Define "cheap," I guess. I've used both managed and unmanaged NetGear ProSafe 5-port switches ($50 and $35, respectively), and neither has ever given me a lick of trouble. In our HT system I've currently got four devices on wirel...
by jseymour
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Apple TV app (tvOS)
Replies: 129
Views: 34504

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: 129
Views: 34504

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: 129
Views: 34504

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...