[mythtv-users] small portable DVR
Jay Harbeston (ISeePeople)
jharbestonus at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 15:05:06 UTC 2019
> On Jan 17, 2019, at 9:53 AM, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When this thread started I was thinking you were wanting it for travel use in an RV or similar. The referenced solution using the 2 RPis would be very portable.
>> I don’t think I would want the portable RPi solution for everyday usage at home either. I also use the silicondust premium and the mythhdhrrecorder as well although I am going to drop it this month and maybe pick it back up during the holidays later this year.
>> Maybe by then the quality will be better and the channels will return that were lost over these past holidays
> My goal is a RV portable system and the RP3 would work for that as a backend with mythtv or tvheadend. Only concern now is what to use for XMLTV listings. Since memory is a concern with RP3 automatic update with tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite may not work. Also automatic anything in an RV is not good as the WiFi is spotty. Usually have to use the Smartphone as a hotspot for everything. Manually pulling an XMLTV.xml file and using the file option on mythfilldatabase might be the best. Also in the RV I’m not sharing the HDHR so I can use the old method of connecting to them in mythtv
Ideally you would be traveling in the RV, and channels would be changing. I would suggest using the EIT from the broadcast. No Internet network connection is needed.
All you would have to do is purge previous channels and do a new channel scan when moving from city to city.
EIT works for both mythtv as well as for tvheadend. Usually there is 12 hours worth of schedule data broadcast on the channels.
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