Android - PVR backend in North America

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vineet381 Offline
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Hi,
I am still new to xbmc, have a matricom mx2 box running SPMC and wanted to see is I can use my synology 112 to record TV shows. I emailed synology support to see which DVD is compatible with my nas and this is what I got
" Thank you for contacting Synology Support.

Unfortunately the DVB-T standard isn't supported within north america, the north american standard is ATSC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC_tuner so you will not be able to record."

So does this mean I can't have a pvr backend with my xbmc to record shows?

Thanks, Vineet
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Sure you can have a backend but this won't be the Synology.
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Thanks, can you name a few if it's ok ?
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You find the list of PVR bachends on top of this page: http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=167
TVH, VDR (VNSI), MythTV are popular on Linux systems, choose one the others if you prefer Windows. Then you need a tv card which is capable of ATSC and supports the OS.

Many NAS products are running Linux so users can use them as a PVR backend too. Maybe this is true for Synology as well but they simply never have tested ATSC and don't officially support it.

Visit this page for a list of Linux ready ATSC Devices: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_Devices
Take this as an example: http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hvr850.html, approx. $60, plug it in some Linux Box, install TVH, VDR + VNSI, or MythTV and you have your PVR backend.
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I use my synology with dvblink package. Antenna is attached to the hdhomerun pro
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(2014-09-03 13:16)jayleekay Wrote:  I use my synology with dvblink package. Antenna is attached to the hdhomerun pro
U.S.?

Only backend I've had success with in the U.S. is ServerWMC.

Update: found this. Looks like Synology plug-in will work, but you don't get any guide data for U.S.
(This post was last modified: 2014-09-03 14:23 by hdmkv.)
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I have used serverWMC very simple and works well, and Argus TV which is significantly harder to set up but has much more control of scheduling.
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thank you guys. I will try ServerWMC.
EDIT: looks like ServerWMC is windows only Sad
jayleekay- do you use your synology with DVB in USA? also what model is your synology? Mine is 112 and I want to ensure DVB would work on it.
(This post was last modified: 2014-09-03 21:26 by vineet381.)
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There is no dvb in north America.

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I have a 213j I believe. It has the armada370 and use atsc . mc2xml to get my EPG and it works great.
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