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by foxbat121
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Xbox One 5.1 Bitstream and Stereo Content Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Xbox One 5.1 Bitstream and Stereo Content Issue

Xbox One does not have bitstream option for apps and games regardless the settings name implies. Bitstream DD or Bitstream DTS should be read as Re-Encode DD or Re-Encode DTS. You only use these two mode when you use optical audio. For HDMI audio, leave it as PCM 5.1/7.1.
by foxbat121
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Toshiba Fire TV 2018 cannot find Prime
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Toshiba Fire TV 2018 cannot find Prime

It is not the network. I regularly stream several 4k streams around my house. Rock solid network. To find the tuners, the device needs to be able to receive SSDP broadcast packets from the tuners. Those broadcasting packets are often get dropped by network devices like routers, firewalls and in som...
by foxbat121
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Splitting the coax between a Prime and a cable modem
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Splitting the coax between a Prime and a cable modem

It depends if Prime sees good signal level on all channels after 6db loss. Prime is pretty sensitive to signal level and only prefers signal level above -10dbmv in my experience. On the other hand, most cable moderms can work fine when signal level as low as -15dbmv.
by foxbat121
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Splitting the coax between a Prime and a cable modem
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Splitting the coax between a Prime and a cable modem

I had used both tap and splitter before. A 2-way splitter adds -3.5db signal loss on both outputs. A tap causes vitually no loss on one ouput but -6db loss on the other. There is really no one size fit all solutions. It really depends on what your current signal levels are. Keep in mind channels at ...
by foxbat121
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Connecting different brands of HDTVs to HD Homerun?
Replies: 28
Views: 1114

Re: Connecting different brands of HDTVs to HD Homerun?

There is no TV apps for HDHR (each brand has its own app system, not universal, that may or may not be open to external vendors). If DLNA is not your thing and you are not willing to purchase any additional hardware, you have no other choice. And there will never be a universal TV tuner.
by foxbat121
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Lon interview with SD ...Prime 6 looks a long way away ..
Replies: 22
Views: 1913

Re: Lon interview with SD ...Prime 6 looks a long way away ..

With Prime3 out of production, Prime6 no where to be found, I think SD hopes if it waits long enough, no one knows or cares about DRM recording anymore :)

Good thing I have two Prime3 already. No real need for me for Prime6.
by foxbat121
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Servio and Scribe
Replies: 51
Views: 2214

Re: Servio and Scribe

A daisy chained network? No thanks. 1980s want it back. Seriously.
by foxbat121
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: No sound in Windows 7 by USB
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: No sound in Windows 7 by USB

You will need to install audio codec that can decode AC3 (Dolby Digital audio) in order for your DAC to have sound. Windows 7 doesn't contain anything to do that out of box.
by foxbat121
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Roku Supporting Mpeg2 decoding
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Roku Supporting Mpeg2 decoding

Most ppl buy these cheap streaming stick/box to use with their cheap TV or old TVs. In most cases, those TVs don't support AC3 at all. The Rokus are way over priced for use with HDHR even if it works. Android TV boxes (even the cheap ones from Walmart) support HDHR apps and DRMs and MPEG2 as well as...
by foxbat121
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Roku Supporting Mpeg2 decoding
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Roku Supporting Mpeg2 decoding

I have 2018 version of Roku Premier. MPEG2 playback is only supported after Rolu 9 firmware update. But it still does not work properly playing channels from my Prime tuner via DLNA. As for AC3, it can pass AC3 out but will not be able to decode them into PCM. If your TV does not support AC3, you wi...
by foxbat121
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Roku Supporting Mpeg2 decoding
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Roku Supporting Mpeg2 decoding

Why start another thread when it is already discussed here https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=119&t=69440 ? From my personal experience, it will not work out because: 1. Most cable channels does not play (MPEG2, non-DRM). Only local broadcasting channels play. 2. No AC3 decoding at ...
by foxbat121
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: roku media player works - why no app?
Replies: 52
Views: 11030

Re: roku media player works - why no app?

Your projector will tell your Roku via HDMI EDID that it can't accept AC3 audio. Roku in turn has only two choices: decode the audio and send over LPCM or send no audio. I just tested my 2018 Roku Premier via network file share to playback a H.264 movie with AC3 audio. And it does not decode AC3 whe...
by foxbat121
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HDHomeRun App Samsung TV
Replies: 13
Views: 2620

Re: HDHomeRun App Samsung TV

Even with old RUI, there is no HDHR app in SmartHub. It must be something else. I remember someone here posted that he intended to create a 3r party app to replace the blocked RUI functionality on Samsung TVs. Not sure how far that has gone.
by foxbat121
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Audio video hangs after replacing duo w/ quatro
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Audio video hangs after replacing duo w/ quatro

I would expect 4-tuner device will be like 2 2-tuner devices. That is, each tuner will get half the signal strength (-3 dbMv) than before. I'm sure SD put some extra amps in the 4-tuner model to raise the signal level but it also raises noise floor. So if you have marginal signal level before, it wi...

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