Yes exactly though I’m not sure as to how accessible the Channels Apple TV is 

> On 27 Dec 2018, at 3:14 am, Steve Jacobson <> wrote:
> Dane,
> I'm not sure I am following this.  Are you saying there is an app for the 
> Apple TV that would let it receive over-the-air TV from this tuner?
> Best regards,
> Steve
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> From: <> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
> Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 8:54 AM
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> Subject: Re: [all-audio] TV Tuners revisited
> 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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