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by ACraigo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Love to see a Premium TV Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Love to see a Premium TV Replacement

Looks like the Loveland/Fort Collins area here in Colorado is moving toward a locally run Fiber Internet service (Yeah!). Unfortunately that means deciding what to do with TV if I drop my current cable provider. As such, I was wondering if there are any plans to "Re-Imagine" Premium TV at a future ...
by ACraigo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDR-Homerun Signal Meter--Where is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 1988

Re: HDR-Homerun Signal Meter--Where is it?

spencer777 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:04 am
Do those need to be outside to work?
Within 5 miles of the transmitter - perhaps not.
In excess of 5 miles - absolutely.
In excess of 20 miles - get a 'regular', 'old fashioned' antenna.

50% is right on the cusp of blackness.
Above 65% I would consider 'Operational'.
by ACraigo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDR-Homerun Signal Meter--Where is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 1988

Re: HDR-Homerun Signal Meter--Where is it?

The last Mac version that included it was 20180817, which can be downloaded from https://download.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/hdhomerun_mac_20180817.dmg . There was never an official app for Android or iOS. No, I guess not, but the (Free) app that does work for the purpose - on my Android Phone (deve...
by ACraigo
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku
Replies: 145
Views: 12911

Re: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku

The shortcomings of Plex-DVR will become painfully apparent - very soon. I'll be sure to let you know if/when I experience any shortcomings. On the other hand, it solves my Roku audio problem without having to expend any $ on a new TV. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Don't let me know. You can just join one of the hundr...
by ACraigo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku
Replies: 145
Views: 12911

Re: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku

4. Route my HDHR through Plex, which will "fix" the audio issue on Roku FWIIW: I broke out the Lifetime Plex Pass I bought a few years back and never used. I made a Plex Server. Now getting live tv with audio and awesome dvr on ROku with my HDHR Extend. The shortcomings of Plex-DVR will become pain...
by ACraigo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Why switch from Media Center to SD DVR?
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Why switch from Media Center to SD DVR?

Basically, I am asking "Why should I switch?" If you have to ask that question - the answer is: you shouldn't. WMC also works on Win 10, but you have to leap through a few flaming hoops and apart from being slightly singed when the event is complete you end up with a working WMC you can go on using...
by ACraigo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: kind of off topic -- USB streaming stick suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: kind of off topic -- USB streaming stick suggestions

Only one outlet near TV and too many kitchen 'gadgets'. Even the multiplier may not help. Old 1950s house - I would be afraid to use one. :lol: I ran across a USB to micro power cable for Roku USB stick or Fire Stick on Amazon by accident. I really don't care for the UI on any of these but since I ...
by ACraigo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: kind of off topic -- USB streaming stick suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: kind of off topic -- USB streaming stick suggestions

The Electrician in me has to ask - where are you plugging the TV in? A Rube Goldberg Super Plug Multiplier and Spark Generator won't work in there somewhere? https://www.amazon.com/Ideaworks-Outlet-Multiplier-only-outlet/dp/B00IU2B9NM At one time Roku offered a stick that ran off an MDL port and got...
by ACraigo
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: HDHomeRun Mux Question
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: HDHomeRun Mux Question

The HDHR output file is going to be a Transport Stream - filename.ts What's in the .ts container depends on your unit. Some units can convert the MPEG-2 video stream you'll get for OTA stations to H.264, but the container is, I think, still going to be a .ts file. If the .ts file is the holdup, MCEB...
by ACraigo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku
Replies: 145
Views: 12911

Re: HDHomeRun OTA Live for Roku

...The same configuration works with Amazon FireStick - video and audio - does Firestick decode audio differently? Fire TV/Stick handles AC3 - Roku Does Not: https://developer.amazon.com/docs/fire-tv/device-specifications.html Would HDMI Audio extractor fix the issue? Not sure how that would help -...
by ACraigo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: New UI
Topic: Still hung up on font size
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Still hung up on font size

The HDHomeRun app is a 10-foot UI. If you have a 50" TV and you are sitting 10 feet away it doesn't matter if it is 720p or 4k - fonts still need to be sized large enough to be readable. We have a sofa set up at the office with distances marked out - we can move the sofa and can swap out different ...
by ACraigo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHR DVR -> MCEBuddy -> Plex Config?
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: HDHR DVR -> MCEBuddy -> Plex Config?

To add on to ACraigo's excellent advice is that a huge benefit to the MCEBuddy Donator version is that you can strip ads and it can also convert from the raw MPEG2 (MPEG4 if you have an Extend, which you should disable anyway if you're transcoding it with MCEBuddy) and transcode it into H.265 HEVC ...
by ACraigo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHR DVR -> MCEBuddy -> Plex Config?
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: HDHR DVR -> MCEBuddy -> Plex Config?

thanks for that! I tried using %premiereyear% as I saw it suggested somewhere else and it did not work. I will try this tonight! Re: the whole 'point your Plex library to the HDHR Recordings folder', I think this might work for movies, but I don't see how it would work for TV shows. thanks again! T...
by ACraigo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHR DVR -> MCEBuddy -> Plex Config?
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: HDHR DVR -> MCEBuddy -> Plex Config?

I would like to post-process and move movies recorded by the HDHR DVR to my Plex library. Has anybody figured out how to use regular expressions inside of MCEBuddy for this specific thing? It seems like movies in HDHR DVR are saved as "<MovieName> <ReleaseDate>[<RecordDate>].mpg". I think ultimatel...
by ACraigo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Turn off auto discovery of new channels - handyd
Replies: 59
Views: 4961

Re: Turn off auto discovery of new channels - handyd

rrussis82 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:58 am
Wouldn't it be more helpful if you had a support ticket open and sent an email to them referencing the ticket everytime instead of posting in this forum?
Depends on who it helps.

The best way to deal with something buggy is to drag it out into the light.