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Actually, you can get free tv listings, albeit it's a little cumbersome to set up. You can also link it into apps like NextPVR for free. However, I have yet to find anything that is as streamlined and simple as Windows Media Center. I can't bring myself to pay for a service that was once free and worked very well (WMC). One of the worst things of upgrading to Win10.
kodi with pvrhdhomerun addon works great
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Can you use Plex instead of the DVR service?
Yes. X
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I can't agree more with the people who say It's a cryin' shame Microsoft discontinued Windows Media Center. Few people really understood what it was -- another cryin' shame! The Homerun HD system paired with Windows Media Center was a PERFECT match -- offering recordings that were IDENTICAL to the original broadcast and NO fees whatsoever for a two-week program guide!!! Not only that, the recordings didn't save in a proprietary file format, so they were EASILY editable!!! IT WAS PERFECT!!! And painfully easy to set up!!!

Unfortunately the tuner in my Homerun HD unit went South, so I went ahead and upgraded my Windows-based HTPC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and purchased a Channel Master Stream + system. It works -- okay -- but the whole thing is a FAR cry from what I used to have -- and miss dearly : (

I'm looking into Obimymygh's solution for Windows Media Center on Windows 10. If it pans out, (and my wife allows me to spend the $$$), I'll certainly consider purchasing another Homerun HD!
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Unless the PC is entirely firewalled or physically off your network, and you aren't swapping info on USB drives, etc, it's a risk. Feature bugs are not what concern me. It's tempting, don't get me wrong, but I'm very risk averse with these types of issues.
What I'll do is set up a guest network and only have this computer on it.
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I have one stream + and yes you get bad signal quality and some way encrypted recordings
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This isn't terrible for those of us that use Plex.
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So i would need OTA reception to make this work right? If the TV signal sucks at my place, this wont work?
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This is why all of my computers are still W7. WMC7 is one of the best HTPC software programs out there. They removed it because they wanted to make the XBOX the HTPC hub. (They sell a rebranded Hauppauge 955Q as an Xbox tuner for XB1). Ticks me off. It also ticks me off that Plex doesn't play nice with .wtv files or ISO rips. So now I have dueling HTPC setups and it's messy. But cheap.
have the Xbox tuner, but its not a full dvr though right? Unless they updated recently..
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What's good shows on broadcast TV u guys watching ?
The only broadcast TV shows I watch are Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, and Family Guy. Netflix for everything else.
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Mind you, if you are willing to invest in the ecosystem, Fire TV's and a Recast is probably the most streamlined approach (OTA only). That said, I use an HDHomerun Prime with Fire TV's, Nvidia Shields, Plex, etc.
I use a DVR I built from a Raspberry Pi and LibreELEC.
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So i would need OTA reception to make this work right? If the TV signal sucks at my place, this wont work?
Yes, but the benefit of this approach is that you can put your tuner far away from your TV, and optimally near the antenna. So, if you can get decent reception from somewhere in your home, you can suddenly have decent OTA on your TV, or record decent OTA. Of course, that sometimes requires running 100+ feet of Cat6 .... ask me how I know.
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So i would need OTA reception to make this work right? If the TV signal sucks at my place, this wont work?
In its most basic sense, the HD HomeRun uses the OTA signal from your antenna and converts it to a steam for devices on your home network to either watch live or record. It's an awesome system -- under the right conditions!
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Yes, but the benefit of this approach is that you can put your tuner far away from your TV, and optimally near the antenna. So, if you can get decent reception from somewhere in your home, you can suddenly have decent OTA on your TV, or record decent OTA. Of course, that sometimes requires running 100+ feet of Cat6 .... ask me how I know.
I see. There is no way to get decent reception at my property. Wish OTA would be broadcasted over internet someday.
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Is it worth buying the Channels app for my Apple Tv (non-dvr version - $25 one time fee), or does the free HDHomerun app perform just as well for the TV listings?
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It should be noted that the HD HomeRun system tends to work best on viewing devices that are hard-wired to your network. The signal from the HD HomeRun is bandwidth-heavy and could provide a less-than-desirable experience under many -- but not all -- wi-fi conditions.
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