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Building a DVR with KODI, Tvheadend, HDHomeRun and Ubuntu (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series we setup the scope of what this project will attempt to accomplish, basically build a DVR with some free or open source software, and some hardware that I already owned. 2,864 more words


Building a DVR with KODI, Tvheadend, HDHomeRun and Ubuntu (Part 1)

Today we’re going to be walking you through building your own DVR. Since there are quite a few steps needed to complete this project, we’ll split it up into a few parts. 2,109 more words


old laptop becomes htpc

My 4 year old laptop died about 6 months ago due to a horridly corrupted Windows issue which I found basically impossible to fix. Over the past months I’ve been trying to fix it, and find a new use for it as a home geek project.¬† 545 more words

Gadgets And Hardware

I'm not a cord cutter, but I play one with my TV

The Problem:¬†Here’s the scenario. We have DirecTV with five boxes that includes DVR services. But only three boxes can be active at the same time. 761 more words

Free Tv

Plex switch

The current Kodi – Emby setup has been working well until recently. For some reason, the Kids profile is now refusing to play back certain files that work fine in the main profile. 738 more words


Hauppauge HD PVR 2 and Linux / MythTV

I wanted a Linux compatible HDMI capture device and whilst there appear to be a number of potential devices the details are often a bit sketchy. 2,473 more words


Adding IR Remote Control Support to the Raspberry Pi

In my last post I took you through how I created a small portable media centre that I can easily take on holiday to hook up to the hotel TV. 689 more words