Looking to go OTA.... questions for server stuff

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  1. Aug 8, 2017 #1 of 11
    b_scott

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    OK, so I'm thinking of going streaming, except I may want to have local stuff recorded via OTA. I have an original Premiere and Premiere XL. Rather than sell them for pennies, I may put them to use since they're lifetimed.

    Here's my ideal setup:

    Playstation Vue (or another streaming service)
    Tivo recording from OTA, that I can transfer to my Diskstation 1512+ NAS in an automated fashion.

    I have a PC hooked up to play media, and it can be utilized to do transfers if necessary.

    I will be using Plex on Amazon Fire TV for playback.

    Ideas? KTTMG, pyTivo, etc? I'd like to make it as automated as possible.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 8, 2017 #2 of 11
    Dan203

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    Kmttg has automated downloads, it can probably do what you want.

    Although if I were you I'd look at selling your Premiere units and getting a Roamio OTA instead. They're only $400 with lifetime. You should be able to get at least that much from the two Premieres. Then everything is on one unit and is easier to manage.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2017 #3 of 11
    b_scott

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    honestly I don't think I can, with 2 tuner models. And also I don't want any Tivos hooked to TVs. I just want them mounted with a Fire TV stuck to the back of them. I would just put the Tivo in a closet attached to an antenna.

    I'm seeing TivoToGo has a bundle for Plex, that can do live streaming of recordings. It does need a PC I think rather than an ARM NAS. I wonder if I could do some automation to have a second plex server on my PC and transfer to the NAS if needed.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2017 #4 of 11
    Dan203

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    kmttg has some built in transcoding capabilities. If you set those up you can make it so the downloaded recordings are already Plex compatible and could be served from your NAS without any additional transcoding.

    Also, it's not perfect, but TiVo offers a Fire TV app that can play shows directly from a TiVo. However you'd need a Stream to make it work. TiVo doesn't seem to make them anymore but you can get them from Weaknees or on eBay still.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2017 #5 of 11
    b_scott

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    good call on the stream. also kmttg. I will check into those options, thanks!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2017 #6 of 11
    b_scott

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    what about Roamio OTA all in? That streams to Fire TV natively, right?
     
  7. Aug 8, 2017 #7 of 11
    Dan203

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    No. The base Roamio and OTA do not have the stream hardware. You'd need a Roamio Plus/Pro or a Bolt for that.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2017 #8 of 11
    b_scott

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    well that sucks. :(
     
  9. Aug 9, 2017 #9 of 11
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    Or, again, add a Stream to the Roamio OTA or Basic.
     
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    I've researched the Stream today and it seems like it works pretty badly. In addition, hard to find even used, and if you do it's over $100. And getting it linked to your account may be an issue.
     
  11. Mikeguy

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    I've had success seeing them listed on Craigslist every now and again, at a lesser price.
     

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