Concerning DVR SYNOLOGY KODI

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CockneyBoy
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Concerning DVR SYNOLOGY KODI

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I am pretty new here.
I live in Germany. Early this year I moved from IPTV on to DVB-C and purchased an Expand HDHR5-4DC(EU).
I already used Kodi (Libreelec) on RasPi's for the movies stored on a Synology

For the TV and recording function I use an EU App TVMosaic, on which support and development has just been stopped.
So I need a replacement but I want to change the setup as little as possible.

I am considering using the SD DVR subscription.
I would install the Synology package from 'demonrik' and use the 'zuki' Kodi Addon, which appears to use the native Kodi PVR.

Is it as simple as that? have I missed anything?
Comments would be appreciated.
Many thanks

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Re: Concerning DVR SYNOLOGY KODI

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It is usually pretty much that simple after you subscribe (I do suggest looking at the official app/add-on and make sure channels have guide data populated)... keep in mind the tuners and the dvr must be able to connect to the internet (DVR checks in every hour or two to find out what to record as well as whenever poked after setting up a recording, tuners get new authorizations each time booted and approximately every 8 hours after that). Also note that your old stuff wouldn't be accessible by the new programs using SD's DVR system but should still work however you were accessing them before.

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Re: Concerning DVR SYNOLOGY KODI

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@signcarver

Thanks for this. I took your advice. I set up a test Kodi with two profiles on an old PC.
Installed both addons, but de-activated one on each profile
Works perfect, I have individual guide data on both and of course my recordings on one of them.
My Synology is dedicated and runs 24/7 - electricity is not cheap here, but I allow myself this luxury.

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