btpoole wrote:Since becoming a Roku user I been reading hundreds of post about recording ota and watching thru Roku. I am interested in setting up a dvr (computer) to record the shows and watch on Roku at later time. The problem is I really don't know which way to go. I have the tuner card, more than enough storage, processing power is no problem. My problem is deciding on what software and the best method of getting it to the roku. I first liked the idea of the NextPVR and the NextPVR channel that had been created. Liked it so much I installed it, setup and recorded some shows. Problem started when Roku channel would no play the recording. The ts was converted to mp4, shows shows up on Roku channel, push play and nothing happens, just goes back to list of shows. After reading more post than I care to mention, I realize the project was abandoned, or at least that's what it sounds like. I am now looking for alternative. I know I could keep using NextPVR to record the shows and then stream them thru Plex which maybe the next option but I was looking for a program that has a Roku channel where I could do the schedules from Roku. Is there any others out there? Does MythTV or BeyondTV provide these things?
SimpleMinded wrote:WARNING: I AM ABOUT TO STATE THE OBVIOUS
In the interest of completeness, I would like to add the Simple DVR to the list of OTA DVR options.
I don't care for the Roku channel, but it is acceptable for navigation/playback of recordings. Simple requires no server software or hardware. You can manage it from your LAN or a remote location. Like a Tivo, it only records an episode once and finds episodes regardless of time or channel.
Put one of these with a 2t disk on your network, plug it into the broadcast feed, program it from a PC, then enjoy your recordings from a Roku or a web browser. Your Simple DVR is available over the internet for remote viewing and control of your programming.
Woot has been bundling the v1 hardware with a lifetime premier subscription for $100, so this is a very inexpensive solution.
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