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by noggin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat - HD
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Re: TV Hat - HD

In theory the network information table (NIT) should provide details of the frequencies/muxes on the transmitter in question. It's odd that successfully tuning to an SD signal doesn't discover the T2 multiplexes - are they considered separate networks? It appears there is a split (at least in TV He...
by noggin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

For the Pi 3B+ I can imagine a neat case with an MCX (I thought it was SMA but was wrong I believe) to Belling-Lee pigtail cable to allow the RF socket to be neatly mounted - rather than hard attached to the uHAT. I too have been looking for an MCX-to-Belling-Lee pigtail, but can't find one that in...
by noggin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

... If you want to stream over the internet, and don't have a high bandwidth connection, then TV Headend will need to transcode to reduce the bitrate of the TV stream. The Pi may not be a great choice for this as it may run out of CPU power (there have been some experimental builds of TV Headend th...
by noggin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Had the slingbox classic also, it was very good in analog times. Could automatically adjust quality to bandwidth. You could connect sky box or TV box, composite, and use remote control infer red remotely. But it started to get hot, which is a dangerous sign. So its binned. Yep - mine ran very hot, ...
by noggin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

I have the TV HAT running on a Pi Zero and it's impressive how well it works. The Zero is quite happy streaming to four separate devices (and probably more) simultaneously. Like others have found, the picture is very jerky and unwatchable when using the tvheadend web server but is perfect when usin...
by noggin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Hmm, next you'll find a way to stream BBC One across the pond over internet. Video standards I can't use watching programs I can't get. Oh well, much wasted time any way, rotten grapes. :) Oh - I've been doing that for quite a long time now :) I can watch any UK OTA channel wherever I am in the wor...
by noggin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Just an update. Have installed my uHAT back on a Pi Zero W and am testing with the internal WiFi (previously I've used cabled Ethernet) BBC One HD is streaming to an iPhone (using the TVH client) - occasional drop outs - but very occasional. The Zero W's WiFi is 2.4GHz only (understandable for a ten...
by noggin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

I've not been able to find reviews of people actually using this. I currently have a RPi 3 set up with a Hauppauge WinTV-DualHD TV stick plugged in. I stream TV over the network using Plex. The Pi3 is just about managing to do the job, but it's not perfect. I've not tried it with two streams yet ei...
by noggin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

It's a shame Freeview/FreeviewPlay don't sell a reasonable priced program to use, given most the TVs /boxes run Linux or Android in the background anyway. I'm afraid that's not likely to happen. Freeview HD licensing mandates the ability to use DTCP copy protection DRM on all recordings made of Fre...
by noggin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

RPT worked with Cypress for the RPi 3B+ WiFi / BT Chip and Microchip for the USB (Ethernet PoE) Chipset, so it would perfectly reasonable to assume that they approached Sony who undertake manufacturing in both Wales and Japan of Raspberry Pi SBCs... Yes - that would make total sense, and shifting D...
by noggin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

The price is good for a T2 device. There are older Sony DVB chipset info people can have a look at, how similar they are I have no idea. Just do a general search on sony CXD2 and CXD28 etc. I hope they have a 'how we did it' blog post at some point. Though I think, unless I missed it, the how we fi...
by noggin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

I thought DVB-T meant Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial generically and might include ATSC. Unfortunately, that's not the case. DVB is a family of digital TV standards developed, initially, in Europe but used globally. It defines terrestrial (DVB-T/T2), satellite (DVB-S/S2) and cable (DVB-C an...
by noggin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

It's a shame Freeview/FreeviewPlay don't sell a reasonable priced program to use, given most the TVs /boxes run Linux or Android in the background anyway. MythTV at least used to scan EPGs on all the channels and put them into a database (MySQL I think) then make that into a web page on demand. Sho...
by noggin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Just installed my TV uHAT on a Pi Zero (which is using a Google Chromecast combined PSU+Ethernet adaptor to provide power and cabled network connectivity) Even running a Pixel desktop (I used the same uSD card I used for testing on a 3B+) the Zero was able to stream 3 Freeview HD streams (BBC One HD...
by noggin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

It's a shame Freeview/FreeviewPlay don't sell a reasonable priced program to use, given most the TVs /boxes run Linux or Android in the background anyway. I'm afraid that's not likely to happen. Freeview HD licensing mandates the ability to use DTCP copy protection DRM on all recordings made of Fre...
by noggin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

*** EDIT - updated with some missing steps and additional information - including how to get Kodi to use Freeview channel numbers :) *** Cheers, l missed that. :D Success at last ! I tried the instructions given for the hat but very jerky pictures on a PC, via browser. So followed Dougies instructio...
by noggin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi TV HAT not recognised?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Pi TV HAT not recognised?

Start with Raspbian 2018-10-09 or NOOBS 2.9 (those both have the driver) Install tvheadend and kodi, kodi-bin & kodi-pvr-hts Add dtoverlay=rpi-tv gpu_mem=128 into /boot/config.txt and reboot. I didn't need to do any editing of config.txt for my Pi 3B+ to recognise the TV uHAT in either LibreElec or...
by noggin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

My Pi TV uHAT has arrived. Installed it on a spare 3B+. With a download of the latest Raspbian, installed TV Headend using apt-get. All set-up fine with our rooftop aerial pointed at Crystal Palace. Using cabled ethernet to the Pi. Tuning to BBC One HD on PSB 3 (aka BBC B) in VLC on my Mac. Simultan...
by noggin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

The U.S. does not have DVB-T. The U.S. has ATSC, which is different. This new Pi hat will not work with U.S. broadcast TV. Bummer, yeah, that's right ATSC (digital) replaced NTSC (analog). Most of the world has DVB-T (I guess) which replaced PAL. I think the differences are minor so most things I s...
by noggin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

I'm using Raspbian but can't find any addons for TVheadend /PVRs in Kodi Ah - if you aren't running LibreElec then you won't be able to install TVHeadend from within Kodi. You'll need to install it via apt-get or similar if it's in the Raspbian repo - or build it from scratch. I always recommend ru...
by noggin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Aha! If I use Kodi as a client and install the TVheadend add-on all is EXCELLENT. Full HD. OMG this is so very cool. Could you explain how to 'install the TVheadend add-on '? Thanks If you are running LibreElec : ADDONS->MY ADDONS then navigate to "Install from Repository->LibreElec Addons->Service...
by noggin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Perhaps its possible to use the remote of your HDMI device, (TV) as that is the way Kodi can be controlled with your TV remote. HDMI has a back-channel through its I2C connection with the PI. It might be possible to use that. Yes - if your TV supports CEC (aka Bravia Link, Vieira Link etc.) and you...
by noggin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 131
Views: 45715

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Quick question: is it possible to stream to the local network as multicast? If yes how many channels at a time? MumuDVB or DVBlast should allow this as the uHAT appears as a regular Linux DVB front-end and adaptor AIUI - and both these apps support both unicast and multicast streaming AIUI. You'd n...
by noggin
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using RPI for live TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Using RPI for live TV

Check out LibreElec. It includes both Kodi and allows TV Headend to run on the same Pi. Includes good driver support for DVB dongles too.
by noggin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Create Custom HDMI modes
Replies: 220
Views: 393578

Re: STICKY: HOWTO: Create Custom HDMI modes

Hi I'm a noob sorry if I make an stupid question! I have a pvm-14m4u connected with a pi2scart and I'm looking tu run a resolution of 400x254 at 52hz or something near to get native resolution. now i'm using this hdmi_timings=506 1 8 44 52 240 1 6 10 6 0 0 0 60 0 9600000 1 is it possible to get som...

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