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by gab
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@ppilot Thanks. So at this point it seems to me that the two best possible paths for our household are: 1. Continue to use HDHR DVR on Servio and Xbox One, or 2. Switch back to WMC on Windows 8.1 and Xbox 360 with EPG123+HDHR2MXF for guide until Windows 8.1 reaches EOL. Hopefully the next release of...
by gab
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@ppilot Have you switched to EPG123 to get the TV guide for WMC on Windows 8.1? If so can you describe your experience with it?
by gab
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@tachtevrenidis Thanks for the feedback on Android TV Live Channels. I guess it is not ready for primetime either.
by gab
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@nickk Please find hereunder my latest observations on Xbox One with a Logitech Harmony 650 using the default layout provided by Logitech with three exceptions: 1. Back button mapped to Back command (by default button is not mapped) 2. E/Enter button mapped to OK command (by default button is not ma...
by gab
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@nickk Please find hereunder my observations on Windows 10 using a Dell RC1974009 remote from 2007 that came with a Dell Media Center PC and a HP TSGH-IR03 I purchased used. The good news is that they behave exactly the same (but a bit differently from what I observed on the Xbox One with the Harmon...
by gab
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@nickk I am very happy to read that you are committing to correct button mapping within a couple of weeks! I will play more with a couple of old WMC/MCE remotes I have (one Dell, one HP) on Windows 10 and report here although my primary use-case is the Xbox One (where we use a Logitech Harmony 650 r...
by gab
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@Bobstr Thank you for sharing your experience and point of view. I guess as a newcomer to the app I am still hopeful that the app will improve quickly and I am surprised that proper WMC/MCE remote control support is unlikely to be towards the top of the priority list. To me it looks like the app was...
by gab
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@tachtevrenidis Thanks for your feedback on Xbox One vs Shield. If the app works the same on both I will stay on Xbox One, which seems to me to offer a better value than the Shield. But have you tried the Android TV Live Channels app on the Shield?
by gab
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Another annoyance is the way Slice View works with a remote: if we press the up or down button while watching TV, the Slice View comes out with a picture illustrating the content of the current program, but without its description. If we then press right to get a description of the program, we get t...
by gab
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@Bobstr Thank you for your encouragement! Our Logitech Harmony is also a 650 (great remote!), and I will look into remapping further buttons as you did... but I think that it would make more sense for the HDHR DVR app developers to properly handle WMC/MCE commands in the first place so that users of...
by gab
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Thanks @nickk. Wife has agreed to try to change her mindset to fast forward commercials. I created a custom activity on the Logitech Harmony remote to turn on TV, Receiver, Xbox One and directly start the HDHomeRun app by sending the OneGuide command at the end of the startup sequence (after associa...
by gab
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@nickk We are running the latest client app on an Xbox One wirelessly connected to a Servio which in turn gets its feed from a Prime activated with a Comcast cablecard. We are watching a program (evening news) while it is being recorded (starting a bit later than the scheduled start and catching up ...
by gab
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

An another annoyance is that the screen becomes black while fast-forwarding, making it difficult to skip commercials without going too far. Could we get the same behavior as in WMC? Or could you offer automatic commercial skip?
by gab
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

After further investigation, it turns out that the reason that the Back and Enter buttons on my Harmony remote did not do anything is that they are somehow not mapped to anything in the standard Xbox One layout provided by Logitech. I manually mapped the Back button to Back and the Enter button to O...
by gab
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 167
Views: 43244

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

@NedS Thank you for your prompt reply. It is good to know that hopefully things will get better over time.