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Best PVR Software?

Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:15 pm


So I've been using LibreElec for my Media Centre to stream Videos from my Synology NAS but now I would like to start to record Broadcast TV. I've purchased a PCTV 292e [DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C] stick planning to use the VideoStation within the Synology but I can't seem to get a full EPG to plan recordings. (This is also the same for the TVCenter software bundled with the device...Lots of missing programs in the EPG.. )

My question is what would people recommend for the best PVR software to give me the ability to series link tv? Is it easy to configure LibreElec?

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Re: Best PVR Software?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Libreelec allows you to run tvheadend under kodi, i've used it before and it works very well once setup properly.
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Re: Best PVR Software?

Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:55 am

I have an RPi running TVHeadEnd server under Raspian as a headless media server and OTA DVR with a Silicon Dust HDHomeRun tuner. This is my "back end" server setup. At the TV I have a "front end" RPi running LibreElec. I have the TVHeadEnd front end client program running in the TV PVR section of the LibreElec.

The back end server RPi manages all the recording tasks, and has a 3TB USB HDD plugged into it. The front end RPi is responsible for playing the media that the back end RPi server has recorded and stored on the HDD. I can also access everything using the TVHeadEnd app on my Android phone. Everything works great. I am in the Los Angeles area and have LOTS (~180) of broadcast stations to choose from. I only choose to activate about 10 of them.

I used Zap2It for my TV listings and converted to XML using the scripts found here: http://zap2xml.awardspace.info/

The back end server system has been running flawlessly since January (9 months) with no reboots.

Good luck.


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