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by foxbat121
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Question about encryption.
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Question about encryption.

Encrypted channels are not to be confused with copy once, or commonly refer to as DRM channels. A channel can be encrypted but copy freely. Some cable provoders encrypt all channels but only have DRM on premium channels. Some leave locals unencrypted but encrypt all other channels. Some encrypt and ...
by foxbat121
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

Then, you have other issues. I have zero problem with Android 8 ROM.

This thread is about Mi Box S and Android 9 problem. If you have original Mi Box (3) or still on Android 8, it does not apply.
by foxbat121
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

OTA update is automatic. Check your Android version to see if it is now 9.0.
by foxbat121
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

Bmxerbray wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Its this on the list to get fixed.? Mi box unplayable video in both live tv and recordings
Fixed by who? It is clearly a Xiao Mi problem.
by foxbat121
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Can I record DRM shows?
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Can I record DRM shows?

I'd suggest use a splitter instead of using pass-through from TA
by foxbat121
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

I did make a video comparing this Mibox S to a Beelink GT1 Mini2, that is much more in price, but does much more.... It does not look like the Beelink is an officially certified Android TV box, just another generic Android box that won't support DRM channel playback though. Don't know, but I would ...
by foxbat121
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Can I record DRM shows?
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Can I record DRM shows?

No, you just need a Tuning Adapter and plug into your Prime for SDV support. Your cable co is required to give you a TA for free if you use CableCard. Call them up and insist on it. You don't need STB.

A TA is required for most cable cos with the exception of FIOS and Comcast.
by foxbat121
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

clarkss12 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:35 pm

I did make a video comparing this Mibox S to a Beelink GT1 Mini2, that is much more in price, but does much more....
It does not look like the Beelink is an officially certified Android TV box, just another generic Android box that won't support DRM channel playback though.
by foxbat121
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

I don't think there is anyway to stop the (automatic) upgrade once OTA is released.
by foxbat121
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

In addition to 720p channels, I also observed the same on Discovery Channel (620) which should be 1080i but not the NBC and CBS broadcasting channels.
by foxbat121
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

As I pointed out in another thread, VLC app behaves the exact same. That points to the codec failure of the system. I suspect there is very little SD can do to work around this issue as it depends on that very codec to do the playback for DRM channels.
by foxbat121
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Live Stream Micro Stuttering
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Live Stream Micro Stuttering

The official release of Android 9 for Mi Box S dropped yesterday and it didn't fix the problem OP describes. It is not just live streaming but playback recorded show exhibits the same issue. Worse, when I copied the recorded mpg file over to USB and playback on the MiBox S directly using VLC app, it...
by foxbat121
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Wanring! Do not update your Mi Box S to Latest Android 9 release

Just bought a Mi Box S from Walmart a few days ago. Everything worked fine with the Android 8 ROM. Today, Android 9 ROM officially released. So I upgraded it OTA. Now most of the MPEG2 channels in HDHR app are unwatchable (stutter and pixelate every other seconds). I may just have to return this suc...
by foxbat121
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HomeRun Prime/DVR & W10 PC - connection/bandwidth problems
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: HomeRun Prime/DVR & W10 PC - connection/bandwidth problems

To achieve higher speeds, Windows often defaults to no flow control on GB NIC cards. See if that's what it set to on your NIC and try to turn it on and see what happens. The amount of data streamed from tuner should not be that much (usually around 10 to 14 and 20 mbps max).