Crow550 wrote:If someone developed an app where you could access a TV tuner on the Roku box and not only stream live TV from it but have all the features of pausing and setting & watching DVR recordings from a PC/MAC to the Roku. That would rock.
Would be much easier to have a more powerful PC do the work and stream it to the box than if Roku added USB hard drive & Tuner support.
mommom wrote:""Would be much easier to have a more powerful PC do the work""
Theres your answer.The Roku is not powerful enough.If they made it that powerful,it would be an HTPC.
gonzotek wrote:Chris has already done it, see the Nowhere DVR section on his roku page: http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/
Details, details . I was answering Crow's OP of an idea for a tuner channel via a Mac/pc, pointing out that there is already a proof of concept. If it can be done with an eyetv and a Mac, it can be redone in with other tuner cards in windows and Linux. Just takes someone putting out the effort.mikebdoss wrote:gonzotek wrote:Chris has already done it, see the Nowhere DVR section on his roku page: http://www.thenowhereman.com/roku/
You need a Mac running EyeTV for that to work. It's far from a universal solution.
stratcat96 wrote:there really is no universal solution because the Roku is a "dumb" box designed for streaming from the internet. There are limits to what even the best developers can do.
mikebdoss wrote:stratcat96 wrote:there really is no universal solution because the Roku is a "dumb" box designed for streaming from the internet. There are limits to what even the best developers can do.
Exactly. It doesn't have a TV Tuner =)
I'd love a channel that worked with my HDHomeRun, but I'm not holding my breath, mostly because I'm not sure it's technically possible. Right now my Antenna -> HDHomerun -> MythTV -> MythWeb -> Roku hack works, but it's messy.
It's pretty much always mpeg2-ts. U-Verse and satellite(well Directv, not sure about dish) use h.264, but you wouldn't be using a hdhomerun with them anyway. We can use TiVo as a bit of a gauge here: how often do you hear people complaining that the TiVo won't work with a cable provider because of codec incompatibilities? We hear lots of complaints about other incompatibilities, but not codec .krisbee wrote:Even beyond that, I think if you had an HDHomeRun Prime and Roku had mpeg2 support, you could watch your encrypted cable as well, since that uses a cablecard and then streams the signal via ethernet. However, I don't know what codecs are used on cable, maybe there isn't one standard.
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