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Old 01-27-2012, 06:38 AM
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Has anyone tried NextPVR?

NextPVR is a free PVR system with guide data and Client/Extenders.

Here's a quick review from AddictiveTips.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:06 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

I took a quick look at GBPVR several years ago but wasn't impressed. However, I recently took another look and it looks quite interesting. Several extenders including PC's, basically the same functionality as BTV, plus supports plugins.

I think it's now a viable alternative, although to be honest I haven't tried it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

This has allot of potential. I will be trying it with my new colossus card.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:35 AM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

I have not been successful in getting NEXTPVR configured just quite yet. For one, I need a program guide to test with. Can't I import one from BTV?

One extremely nice feature is the lack of DRM as it allows you to record and play TV from cablecard. Making this a nice alternative to MCE which forces you to have Windows 7 and an HDCP monitor.

Installation is easy, but like I said, I'm not there yet.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:08 AM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

Wow, based on all the discussions here on BTV, looks like NextPVR is the way to go. Good thing I posted about this, eh?
(Hey! I gotsta get credit wherever I can. )
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:43 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

Well, sure, you can have the credit Nick!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:18 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

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Well, sure, you can have the credit Nick!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

+1 to Nick!

What a difference a month makes. I'm very close to getting a system that gets perfect HD on all of my cable channels in a nice quick interface. If I can get that file over to BTV in a compressed, and detailed format I'll be there.

I just ordered a couple of HVR-1800 Hauppauge's for $15 ea, so I can do some testing with STB boxes on my system before I migrate anything to the main BTV media server.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:51 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

So who's on the NextPVR Forums? What are your user ids there? I'm still Nick Burns on their site as well.

I'm getting ready to build a new PVR, since development on BTV is nigh dead, I'm thinking of switching to NextPVR.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

I'm over there as well, same name.

I built up an NPVR test bed on Win7, then installed it on my WHSv1 server that runs BTV. But I had a few issues and spent some time getting BTV-Externinator working to record from the HDHR Prime to BTV.

However, it just doesn't work 100%, so I started playing with the Win7 testbed again and got it all working. Then I discovered that NPVR works perfectly as a PC client with my bedroom TV, whose network connection is over a powerline connection. There's plenty of bandwidth over the powerline but BTV Link is all stuttery with QAM recordings. However, running NPVR it works perfectly with no stuttering, and I can watch recordings or live TV from the HDHR Prime with no problems at all.

I'm slowly setting up all my systems to run NPVR. Although there are some things I don't like as well, the bottom line is that the main functionality is there and a whole lot more features to boot. I did get Eventghost set up on my bedroom system and can switch back and forth between it and Link with one button on my remote.

And now it's about to support being the TV engine within XBMC, so that will be a lot of eye candy.

Getting all the plugins, icons, etc. installed and configured is a bit of a pain, but once it's done the system is pretty cool.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: Has anyone tried NextPVR?

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And now it's about to support being the TV engine within XBMC, so that will be a lot of eye candy.
Can you keep us up to date on this revelation? I tried NPVR but just didn't dig the dull interface. I like the interface in XBMC but without the TV engine I wouldn't use it much. Bringing these together *could* be the impetus I need to finally switch.
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