I’m a retired Windows IT guy in Englewood, FL trying to build my own over-the-air PVR/DVR since we’ve cancelled our satellite service. I have a new first ever Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. My Linux was never great and it’s very rusty as well. I did as much reading as I could before I started down the path briefly described below.
I installed OSMC_Pi2 as that is what was on the NOOBS menu and updated it. I’m using an ethernet connection with a static IP. I have all of the USB components plugged into a plugable brand power hub which is supposed to be one of the best to use with a 3B. I have a USB Hauppuage 955Q USB TV tuner which I know works as I installed in on a Windows 10 box with the vendor software version V8 and got channels detected and I could watch TV on the monitor. I installed the Conexant cx231xx USB firmware update in the /lib/firmware directory. Per Hauppauge they don’t provide any support for the 955Q with OSMC.
I finally got the Muxes to work. Now I’m hung up on getting the program guide to work. I have a zap2it.com (screentv.com) account and with a browser all looks good. But I can’t get any further. Somewhere I’m missing something to get it to run as a regularly scheduled job. I also can’t manually do a recording as no channels show up in the pull-down.
When it’s all working then I’m going to move to recording on a SD card. This should give me a DVR with almost no electrical consumption and yet be able to watch broadcast TV. I already have the licenses for MPG2 and WVC1.
I also have a FLIRC but I can’t get irrecord to see the unique Hauppauge remote although the setup seemed to go OK on a Windows 7 box. Looks like a poor spend.
My final goal is to completely document my process so that other newbies can have a less frustrating first Pi experience.
Is this solvable given the hardware that I have? If so, can someone HELP? Or what do I need to change to get to a successful result?