Windows Media Center and current OTA tunners

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Windows Media Center and current OTA tunners

Post by crb_rigger » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 pm

While waiting on the announced but unavailable Prime 6 (and recording/playback of DRM content), I would like to add an additional OTA tuner yo my Windows Media Center. I have a Prime (HDHR3-CC) & DUAL (HDHR3-US). I have 4 major stations the I care about + the sub-channels.

I have a couple of questions.
Do all of the currently available SD OTA tuners work with Windows Media Center?
If so, should I add an EXTEND or a DUO?
OR, if the Quatro works with WMC, would it be better to replace the DUAL, or add it to the Prime 3 and DUAL?

Thank you for any information you can provide!

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Re: Windows Media Center and current OTA tunners

Post by jasonl » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:13 pm

All current HDHomeRun products work with WMC.

You would likely want either a Duo or Quatro, depending on your tuner needs. Personally, I find 4 tuners to be sufficient for my OTA needs, and would go for a single Quatro and put the Dual in the spare parts box, but if you think you would benefit from 6, you can use TunerSalad to increase the tuner count in WMC to support 6 OTA tuners.

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Re: Windows Media Center and current OTA tunners

Post by garyan2 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:16 pm

I too would recommend the Duo or Quatro. I'm using 2 Duo's right now, but would like to get a Quatro to replace them; the primary reason being to replace my 3-way splitter with a 2-way splitter and reduce signal loss.

An alternative to TunerSalad is EPG123... just use the client which has a 'Tweak WMC' button which has a few other tweaks available other than increasing the tuner limit.

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