[mythtv] HDHomeRun lineup.json for ATSC

faginbagin helen.buus at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 20:52:38 UTC 2021

Another data point. I have 3 hdhr tuners:
The original HDHR-US, an HDHR3-US , and an HDHR4-2US.

FWIW, Silicondust released firmware for the HDHR-US and the HDHR3-US on 
Feb 25 2020 and you can still find those firmwares on their web site. So 
they're getting some support from Silicondust. I'm not using the 1st gen 
tuner at the moment because it's not behaving very well with OTA 8VSB, 
but I think it was working well with clear QAM cable before I moved and 
cut the cord this summer. But both 3rd and 4th gen tuners are working 
well with OTA 8VSB. So another vote to support the old tuners.

On 9/27/2021 4:11 PM, Scott T wrote:
> On 9/27/21 3:15 PM, The Bit Pit wrote:
>> Please don't break the Connect DUO devices (2 tuners for standard 
>> ATSC) when duplicating capture cards. I like your idea just be sure 
>> it works with these older tuners. 
> I have an HDHR4-2US with Firmware Version: 20161117, so I don't want 
> to break them either.
>> I don't think they have the HTTP interface.
> They do, I just checked using VLC.
> To clarify a little about what I was thinking:
> Create a new tuner type using the hdhomerun HTTP API
> using the libhdhomerun api:
> In setup this tuner should query the network and display a list of 
> devices if found greater than 1.
> For the selected device:
> get /sys/hwmodel
> get /sys/features
> channelmap: us-bcast us-cable us-hrc us-irc kr-bcast kr-cable
> modulation: 8vsb qam256 qam64
> auto-modulation: auto auto6t auto6c qam
> features should be able to be inferred from hwmodel, as should tuner 
> count.
> My main idea was to add a max tuners variable to the capture card with 
> a range of [1, tuner count], so instead of duplicating the same 
> settings for multiple MythTV capture cards, you only have to configure 
> once with one capture card.
> That new behavior should be orthogonal to using the HTTP API, but it 
> might as well be added at the same time.
> Support for the ATSC 3.0 tuners requires some additional thought. 
> However, by checking for hwmodel == “HDHR5-4K”, it should be possible 
> (as a first pass) to have the mixed tuners (0 and 1) on one capture 
> card and ATSC 1 only tuners (2 and 3) on a separate capture card. 
> Ideally, it would only be one capture card, but that requires more 
> investigation.  (You don't want to use tuner 0 or 1 for ATSC 1 if 
> there are other ATSC 1 tuners available when using those tuners would 
> conflict with getting an ATSC 3.0 recording.)
> I’ll add some more comments on ATSC 3 support on the forum.
> Regards,
> Scott
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