Jun 01 2015

Podcast - MissingRemote Podcast 60 - I R Automated/HDHomeRun Client Options

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We continue our discussion on SiliconDust HDHomeRun Kickstarter campaign and what possibilities for setups the stretch goals bring. We also talk other things home automation, and listen to the birds from John’s remote location and watch Eric struggle with staying connected while he mumbles about fiber coming to his home soon.

This show is run by Kyle Button (@techbutton), Senior Editor and social media director of MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall (@wxrocks), Mathew Adamson (@MinnesotaMathew), Eric Hall (@wxrocks) and John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), founders and members of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. You can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, we are also on iTunes. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happens right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com. Where we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

MP3 Download: Missing Remote Episode 60

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/kJQwCsflOaM - Make sure to hit subscribe while you are there!

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May 30 2015

News - SiliconDust HDHR4-2DT Is On Newegg UK, but you can't buy it

SiliconDust announced on Twitter last night that their DVB-T2 tuner is finally available in retail channels, but you will have to wait a bit for the £98 network tuner as Newegg is having trouble actually letting you buy it.

Newegg SiliconDust HDHR4-2DT

On the plus side, you can pre-order from Amazon UK with a June 1st expected ship date (what I did). I'm pretty stoked aobut getting my hands on one.

UPDATE:

Unfortunately Amazon missed the ship date and let me know that they don't know when the HDHR4-2DT will be back in stock.

May 19 2015

Review - Inteset PC-IRS5-01 HTPC Infrared Solution

Inteset PC-IRS5-01 HTPC Infrared Solution

Control is a critical aspect of managing a home theater PC (HTPC). Without a solid solution, there is no way to confidently hand it to the rest of the family and expect it to work. For many the solution is simple; even as Windows Media Center has declined the ecosystem it created for external RC-6 infrared (IR) receivers continues to flourish. But as good as that is, there are some drawbacks including the bulky external receiver and the general inability to deal with all of a PC’s potential power states. The Inteset PC-IRS5-01 addresses both of these concerns by providing a flexible RC-6 IR compatible receiver that can be mounted inside the chassis, has a discrete external receiver option , and can wake the PC from off (S5), hibernate (S4), or standby (S3). Starting at $37, the PC-IRS5-01 won’t break the bank either – so if wake from S4/S5 and a sleeker install is a must have feature for you this could be the perfect solution.

May 18 2015

Podcast - MissingRemote Podcast 59 - HDHomeRun, Plex, UHD Bluray, CD Ripping

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SiliconDust has HDHomeRun Network DVR kickstarter finishing up and we discuss the new flex goal they just hit with Plex integration. We talk about Plex and all the greatness you can do with it and why everyone who has digital media on their machines should be running a server. We discuss the new UHD Bluray standard is going to be backwards compatible. We discuss ripping music cds and music options for your own collection.

This show is run by Kyle Button (@techbutton), Senior Editor and social media director of MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall (@wxrocks), Mathew Adamson (@MinnesotaMathew), Eric Hall (@wxrocks) and John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), all Co-founders of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. You can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, we are also on iTunes. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happens right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com. Where we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

MP3 Download: http://s.missingremote.com/podcast/MissingRemoteEp59.mp3

YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/XGMHnxD0pSQ

 

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May 18 2015

News - SiliconDust Annouces Kickstarter Campaign for HDHomeRun DVR

I have to admit to being struck a bit speechless by the scope of the HDHomeRun DVR project here are some highlights, but frankly there's so much awesome that it's probably best to check out the Kickstarter page for the full scoop.

  • Will supprot projected CableCARD content
  • Backends for Windows, Mac, Linux, WD MyCloud NAS, & QNAP NAS
  • Clients for Windows, Mac, & Android
  • Potential clients for Kodi & iOS
  • US, Canada, UK, & Australia regions supported
  • Update: Plex Support, Direct DVR playing, Live TV Channel Support

HDHomeRun DVR

UPDATE:

I got a chance to ask SD about the time frames for the project:

Target is Fall / Holiday release for  US / CA / UK / AU  with European  regional EPG roll outs after that  (not the  HDHR4-2DT level for DVB-T and T2 customers)
if stretch goal are met then we will continue to develop on iOS and Kodi  and work with other desired devices...

UPDATE 5/18:

Less than 2 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, so help them out if you haven't yet checked out the plan!

UPDATE 5/19:

They passed the PLEX flex goal, and we will not see Live TV and DVR connection right in PLEX for all the platforms. They are working with PLEX to make this happen faster. Stay tuned, we are getting a release calendar from SiliconDust to help with any confusion. -Kyle

UPDATE 5/19 PART TWO:

SiliconDust is working directly with Plex for playback support for DVR content in the native application, Live TV in a Plex Channel, and Scheduling of Recording right inside Plex.

Release calendar:

First Beta for software in June, Plex playback soon after first release, full Plex Channel in July. Shooting for early fall for Official Release.

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