[mythtv-users] setting up a AirTV Anywhere tuner with MythTV
oliver.greg at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 16:00:20 UTC 2022
On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 10:38 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 11:28 AM glen <glenb at glenb.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2022-06-24 at 11:17 -0400, James Abernathy wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 11:06 AM Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 9:56 AM glen <glenb at glenb.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2022-06-24 at 09:03 -0500, Greg Oliver wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 5:56 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
>> When I signed up for Sling TV streaming service to complement my OTA
>> MythTV system I had the opportunity to get a package deal that gave me a
>> AirTV Anywhere OTA tuner/DVR that would integrate with the Sling TV app so
>> you could have the OTA channels alongside the streaming channels.
>> The integrated OTA DVR part of this isn't working out very well. So I
>> thought about maybe seeing if I could somehow hack the thing to work with
>> Mythtv as a Quad Tuner only. At a minimum I could remove the 1TB SSD and
>> use it elsewhere, but maybe find an API interface for it?
>> Any thoughts on how to proceed?
>> I would assume if you programmed a channel changing script to talk to it
>> (it appears to run android), you could use the MythTV streaming recorder to
>> record them as tuners. I do not have one to play with, but it seems there
>> is a lot of info out there to use them without Sling. There must be an API
>> that Sling uses to talk to them and figuring it out with packet captures
>> should be fairly simple I would guess (guess the main word here!).
>> i don't believe it would be simple to use sling's api and have myth to
>> record a stream in the absence of getting something to override the hdcp
>> and just record from the android box. i believe that these services use
>> some form of a token that must be changed all the time to pass the stream
>> and also a degree of redirection. i don't think a myth tuner as it stands
>> could record from sling in the absence of a hdmi recording device and
>> something to strip hdcp which is not authorized typically
>> There should be no HDCP on OTA, and afaict, theat device is not even
>> hdmi, but rather just communicates over the network. I may be completely
>> wrong though :)
>> The AirTV Anywhere is a stand-alone box that plugs into the ethernet or
>> wifi and connects to the antenna. You view streaming channels or OTA via
>> the Sling app on either FireTV, Shield TV or other client. When you first
>> plug and turn on the AirTV, you can use the Sling app on Firetv to set up
>> the DVR. Once you scan channels you just see the OTA in the Sling guide.
>> If you select to record on an OTA channel it uses the 1TB internal drive.
>> If you select to record on a streaming channel it records it on the Cloud
>> Jim A
>> if i understand, it sounds like the hdhomerun app and dvr service. if
>> thats the case there is probably an api as there is with the hdhomerun.
> I'm sure Sling isn't interested in supporting the AirTV as just a
> tuner/DVR like SiliconDust supports hdhomerun DVR. I tried for a month to
> set up OTA recordings on the AirTV, but the FF/Rewind really sucked on the
> Sling app.
> I will continue to use Mythtv to record all my OTA programs and use the
> FireTV Leanfront to watch them. But if I can use the AirTV Anywhere as
> another OTA tuner for Mythtv that would be a plus.
> Either way I need an indoor project on the 99 degree days. So I'll
> continue playing with it.
> Jim A
Everything spunds like it should work - you just need the commands to tune
it, which Sling obviously sends it. Once those commands are discovered,
you should have no issues. I am asuming Sling can also use it to watch
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