Options to watch recorded shows on TV

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stephenju
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Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by stephenju » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:51 am

What are the options to watch recorded shows on actual TV sets? As far as I can tell, HDHR doesn't support Chromecast. It seems to be missing a very simple networked player with HDMI output.

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by signcarver » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:22 am

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by GGRussell » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 am

There is the Roku app for Roku TV. Android app for Android TV and of course any smart TV with DLNA

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by nickk » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:27 am

Hi,

Chromcast doesn't support the video formats used by broadcast TV.

For the full app experience on a TV you can use a TV running Android (Sony TVs for example), TV running FireTV, an Android TV box or dongle, FireTV box or dongle, XBox One, or a media PC (Mac or Win10).

We also have a basic app for Roku and DLNA support for TVs that support DLNA (Samsung for example).

Nick

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by lawrenceshing » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:46 am

I read the instructions to use the Roku to watch hdhomerun DVR streams. It required installing beta code on my scribe duo. https://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun-c ... -with-dvr/
At first, the seek on my Roku ultra was not working, which is the most desirable DVR feature. I was about to post something to ask about the lack of working seek buttons, but when I tried it one more time, the seek buttons worked!

Roku ultra Is the only Roku I have, so I don't know if other Roku devices can view/command the DVR streams from the hdhomeruns. It's still in beta, but quite usable.

LAW

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by stephenju » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:27 am

nickk wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:27 am
Hi,

Chromcast doesn't support the video formats used by broadcast TV.

For the full app experience on a TV you can use a TV running Android (Sony TVs for example), TV running FireTV, an Android TV box or dongle, FireTV box or dongle, XBox One, or a media PC (Mac or Win10).

We also have a basic app for Roku and DLNA support for TVs that support DLNA (Samsung for example).

Nick
Will the Fire TV Stick work? I don't see MPEG2 in its supported video codec.

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by Marconi.bos » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am

Firestick works great.

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by jasonl » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:03 pm

The 4K Stick works fine. Earlier sticks don't deinterlace and tend to not look so good on 1080i channels.

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Re: Options to watch recorded shows on TV

Post by marks » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 am

FYI,
in addition to what has been mentioned already..
in our house we use on one of the TVs the NVIDIA Shield (2017) with the HDHR app to Watch Live (DRM and non-DRM) and Recorded (non-DRM) shows which are stored on the WD Mycloud server. We also have 3 other TVs with Apple TVs with Plex to watch the (non-DRM) recorded shows (stored on the WD Mycloud EX4) which are sent to the Apple TVs via the NVIDIA Shield Plex server. We also use the Channels app on the Apple TVs to watch live non-DRM shows.
We have a HDHR Quattro for antenna channels and HDHR Prime 3 for cable channels.
Eventually I am hoping for the Apple TVs to have a HDHR app, but I know it takes time.

The Plex app works remotely to watch recorded shows also as long as you have a box that supports Plex data compression (to work faster over the internet) like the NVIDIA Shield(2017) or NVIDIA Shield Prod (2019) or a NAS box that supports data compression like the newer WD Mycloud boxes like PR2100 or PR4100.
Note: the regular NVIDIA Shield 2019 (non-Pro model) does not have a Plex server capability like the 2019 Pro model does.

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