SiliconDust $35 subscription necessary?

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farukhcasy2
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SiliconDust $35 subscription necessary?

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I've been running a Plex Pass server for many years, and I'd like to add OTA live TV as well. I'm looking to purchase a HDHomeRun Quattro, and I assumed Plex could simply record OTA TV directly to its hard drives, but I'm seeing a lot of info saying that you might need to fork over $35/year to do so.

Is that right, even if I'm recording through Plex to Plex's own drives? Or is that $35/year only if you're using the HDHomeRun as the DVR? I'm finding conflicting info out there.

Ken.F
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Re: SiliconDust $35 subscription necessary?

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farukhcasy2 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:04 am
I've been running a Plex Pass server for many years, and I'd like to add OTA live TV as well. I'm looking to purchase a HDHomeRun Quattro, and I assumed Plex could simply record OTA TV directly to its hard drives, but I'm seeing a lot of info saying that you might need to fork over $35/year to do so.

Is that right, even if I'm recording through Plex to Plex's own drives? Or is that $35/year only if you're using the HDHomeRun as the DVR? I'm finding conflicting info out there.
The $35 subscription is only needed if you want to use HDHomeRun DVR. Plex DVR is included with the Plex Pass.

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Re: SiliconDust $35 subscription necessary?

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Ken.F wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:25 am
farukhcasy2 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:04 am
I've been running a Plex Pass server for many years, and I'd like to add OTA live TV as well. I'm looking to purchase a HDHomeRun Quattro, and I assumed Plex could simply record OTA TV directly to its hard drives, but I'm seeing a lot of info saying that you might need to fork over $35/year to do so.

Is that right, even if I'm recording through Plex to Plex's own drives? Or is that $35/year only if you're using the HDHomeRun as the DVR? I'm finding conflicting info out there.
The $35 subscription is only needed if you want to use HDHomeRun DVR. Plex DVR is included with the Plex Pass.
Works fine - I have been using Plex DVR for a year or more. Only limitation with Plex as dvr (which doesn't exist with HDHOMERUN DVR) is the inability to mix tuner types - i.e. can't use PRIMES and OTA Tuners on same PLEX DVR but that would not be the case for most users anyway.

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