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by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:00 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: 45100

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

Channel Up/Down buttons work in the HDHomeRun app. It does not quite "work" for me. It pops up the mini control bar in the top left corner and takes some time (possibly as long as one second) to unreliably change the channel. It appears that it might be worse if the next or previous channel is no a...
by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:53 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: 45100

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

The power button triggers sleep mode / resume at the OS level. Not visible to apps. We agree that power button triggers sleep mode / resume at the OS level. The problem is that the app does not handle nicely Windows going to sleep and resuming. It always complains about something upon resuming, for...
by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:20 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: 45100

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

I have a nearly identical setup as you... Win7 WMC, HDHR-Prime, Xbox360, etc. The HDHR DVR still has limits, so when the MS guide was abandoned, I began using EPG123 for guide data and it's working well. This allows me to keep my WMC machine running more like an appliance, just set it and forget it...
by gab
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:08 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: 45100

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

nickk wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:09 pm The HP WMC remote + receiver I ordered arrives tomorrow.

Nick
Great. I am looking forward to seeing improvements in that area.
by gab
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:32 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: 45100

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

Maybe there is a registry setting somewhere that one could tweak to make it happen? Answering my own question although I suppose that a lot of people reading this forum knew the answer: Yes, it turns out that there is a registry key that one can tweak. See https://kodi.wiki/view/Using_a_Microsoft_r...
by gab
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:06 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: 45100

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

The Info, Guide, LiveTV, RecordedTV and Green/Windows buttons you're complaining about doing nothing on the WMC remote are the ones not available to any 3rd party apps, even Kodi can't use them. If you have a model with the teletext keys, those buttons also don't function with 3rd party apps. They'...
by gab
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:25 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: 45100

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

I would recommend picking up a Flirc IR receiver. It's a programmable receiver that allows any IR command to be seen as any keyboard button, and then is saved on the Flirc hardware so that it doesn't require any special drivers on the final device. Once programmed on a Mac or PC, you can use it on ...
by gab
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 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: 45100

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

All standard remote functions are mapped. [...] two problems [...] I guess I need to retest all the buttons on my remotes to double-check the current state of the mapping, but at the beginning of this year the mapping was pretty bad. I am linking here the observations I reported at the time for ref...
by gab
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:33 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: 45100

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

[...]Microsoft won't be fixing any WMC issues that extend to the XBox. If anything, I wouldn't be surprised if all of it was completely gone from the new Series S and Series X XBoxes. It's easier to move on to a programmable remote than to try to keep supporting a dead-end WMC remote or hoping Micr...
by gab
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:41 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: 45100

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

We reported this problem to Microsoft years ago. [...] As far as I am aware all usable buttons on a XBox One remote work with the HDHomeRun app. I am surprised that Microsoft does not care about the issue. I would assume that the remote vendors such as the one behind the PDP Talon got their specs f...
by gab
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:33 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: 45100

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

Hi I assume that the question about the exact remote is for @Garyr but I also feel that you dropped the ball on remote support. I have a Dell RC1974009 and an HP TSGH-IR03 that worked great with Windows Media Center and that are not that useful with HDHR DVR on Windows. That said, I would be more in...
by gab
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:13 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: 45100

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

Hello After about ten months with the HDHR DVR we are happy to report that we are planning to keep it. Will we get a notification when our DVR service is about to expire (as we currently get the service via the purchase of the Servio)? Will renewing the service just be a matter of providing a credit...
by gab
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:11 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: 45100

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

Hi

It seems that work on the HDHR DVR UI has slowed down over the last few weeks. Can we expect major improvements in the fall?

Thanks!
by gab
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:50 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: 45100

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

Hello

I would like to bring back the topic of proper Xbox One remote control support.

When can we expect full support for remote controls such as the PDP Talon on the Xbox One?

(And when can we expect full support for MCE remote controls on Windows 10?)

Thanks!