Plex isn’t the only package out there either so I suggest that if you’re going 
to get one of these tuners that you do a bit of reading, read reviews on the 
tuner and associated software.
The tuner is a very good tuner indeed however the software the tuner comes with 
- at present - is shocking to put it bluntly so I do suggest you look for a 
third party product to drive the tuner such as Plex Media server.
I’ve decided to buy an Apple TV next year so I can try the Channels PVR App 
which is also supposed to work with the Silicondust tuner.

> On 27 Dec 2018, at 1:42 am, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
> Verry cool. I'm more tempted now I see it worked so well with Plex. But first 
> i need an XPS 8930 tower. I've always wanted an XPS. Those PCs are cool.
> On 12/26/2018 9:40 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>> Very much so and I now have something which is incredibly powerful and can 
>> be accessed not only through my local network but remotely.
>>> On 27 Dec 2018, at 1:36 am, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
>>> Wel cool my friend. Sounds like with this tuner and Plex you've kinda 
>>> solved the problem of Windows Media Center being gone.
>>> On 12/26/2018 12:43 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> As other list members may remember I bought a Silicondust TV Tuner a 
>>>> little while ago but have only now found the time to get the unit up and 
>>>> running.
>>>> Silicondust specialise in TV tuners and several models are mode.
>>>> Mine is the 4 tuner version so 4 FTA TV programmes can be viewed at once, 
>>>> 3 recorded at once whilst another is viewed and so on.
>>>> The tuner is straight forward enough, just a small 4 inch square box with 
>>>> 3 connectors.
>>>> One connector for your TV aerial, another for the DC power supply and the 
>>>> remainder is a LAN connector so the Tuner can connect to your Home network.
>>>> Connection to the Home Network is the key here as the tuner is designed to 
>>>> stream around the house via the network.
>>>> That means you can use Apps on your devices to call up a programme to 
>>>> watch at any time.
>>>> For example I use VLC on my Android and IOS devices to select a channel to 
>>>> view.
>>>> So that’s the very basics but what if you want to go further and actually 
>>>> view a programme guide and schedule recordings from there/ That can be 
>>>> done though it took me a little while to find an accessible way of doing 
>>>> this but I persisted and with the help of Google I’ve found a useable and 
>>>> accessible solution.
>>>> Unfortunately the software that Silicondust bundles with their TV tuners 
>>>> is extremely grotty and even reviewers suggest a third party alternative.
>>>> One of these alternatives just happens to be the Plex Media Server with a 
>>>> Plex Pass which I already have.
>>>> Setting up Plex to recognise the Silicondust TV Tuner was easier than I 
>>>> expected.
>>>> All I had to do was select PVR from the settings menu and I was guided 
>>>> through the setup thanks to a wizard in the HTML interface.
>>>> The wizard detected the connected tuner and even did the channel scanning 
>>>> after I had specified my location and world region.
>>>> Plex then gave me a choice of local tV Programe guides for my region and 
>>>> then commenced the download of the guide which took a little time.
>>>> The guide is presented in the HTML interface though manipulating the guide 
>>>> may take some getting used to depending on how the guide is actually 
>>>> presented on screen.
>>>> Recording is a snap, just press the Record button next to the programme 
>>>> you wish to schedule.
>>>> A dialogue box then pops up so you may choose to record a series or just 
>>>> that one particular episode etc.
>>>> You can choose where the recordings are stored and they can go anywhere 
>>>> including NAS storage drives if you would prefer.
>>>> So that’s as far as I’ve gone with the Silicondust tuner and I’ll write 
>>>> more as I discover.
>>>> Apple TV users may also be in luck as there is an App/Subscription TV 
>>>> guide service called Channels which uses an Apple TV App.
>>>> I don’t as yet have an Apple TV so I have no idea just how useable this 
>>>> App would be.
>>>> Now that I know the Channels App is available I’m more tempted than ever 
>>>> to shell out on an Apple TV and and see what results I can get with the 
>>>> Channels and other Apps.

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