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re: Need a new remote for HTPC.... suggestions? - mchias1
Flirc - use any ir remote you want with it...
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re: Anyone trying the new hdhomerun premium service? You can try it now free! - mchias1
No, they are not connected with any of the channels' streaming services at this time. According to the admin in the forum they are working with the providers to add the capability in the future. Another minus for now, is all their streams are 720p 30fps. They are investigated how to improve the...
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re: Anyone trying the new hdhomerun premium service? You can try it now free! - mchias1
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YetNR_fFm3k&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=EVKjMpSI0ank50TN%3A6)]youtube video review[/link] This guy does a good job of reviewing and explaining how it works....
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re: Anyone trying the new hdhomerun premium service? You can try it now free! - mchias1
Forgot to add you can roll your own DVR with their service. No cloud based DVR like the comparable services. None of the recordings are locked so can add commercial skipping and stream outside your house with Plex....
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re: new IPTV provider - silicon dust - mchias1
So Sling, directtv now, and psvue are all overpriced IPTV services as well. Got it....
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re: new IPTV provider - silicon dust - mchias1
No I just like silicon dust products and want to see the succeed. And it's IPTV as it competes with sling or DirecTV now....
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new IPTV provider - silicon dust - mchias1
For you cord cutters, silicon dust has now released a IP TV service for $35/month. You need one of there OTA tuner boxes. There service combines OTA with IPTV into 1 software package, their own, Plex, live Channels, etc. Here is a link to there web forum: [link=(https://forum.silicondust.com/fo...
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re: PLEX Live TV grid view just rolled out on fire TV and it looks great - mchias1
Regular android doesn't have a Google TV app, but androidTV devices have the "live Channels" app that has a grid guide. It now works with DRM channels unlike fire TV's bastardized version of Android....
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re: Ubiquiti Nanostation question... - mchias1
the nano-stations are directional antennas. they only shoot and receive wifi signals from the front of them, so trying to use one as a wireless repeater wouldn't work....
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re: Ubiquiti Nanostation question... - mchias1
if she won't let you mount the nano-station outside on the wall, you might be SOL. how far apart are the 2 buildings? routing the ethernet is the easy part. pass it through the wall and then through the attic. power for the nano-station is through POE, so no need to install outlets eithe...
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re: Ubiquiti Nanostation question... - mchias1
Do you have no line of sight between the 2 buildings at all? What is blocking the line of sight?...
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re: On Android phone, how to get image link address instead of downloading? - mchias1
Don't know if browser dependent, but I use Firefox. When I hold on a picture it gives me the option to "copy image location"....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
You don't have to be on a Rasperry pi to run Hassio. I have a linux vm that I installed docker and hassio. if you decide to give hassio+node red a try i recommend using korylprince's version. it's a smaller install than notorious'....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
Did you set up home assistant or hassio? If you set up hassio I recommend checking out node red for your automations. I found it easier to create complicated automations over using the yaml files....
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re: raspberry pi users - mchias1
Did you really need a 100A relay? seems a bit much for a horn. Also, if you wanted to just trigger a horn a NodeMCU ([link=(https://www.amazon.com/HiLetgo-Internet-Development-Wireless-Micropython/dp/B010O1G1ES/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1530637655&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=nodemcu&ps...
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re: What would I do with a nVidia Shield? - mchias1
You can use it with your hdhomerun to watch TV live. It had a grid guide for your OTA channels. Live Channels app has a basic DVR and can do play/pause/rw/ff....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
[quote]you can't buy those linear zwave garage openers? thats what i have for mine right now.[/quote] I could, but i already have a discrete relay to act as the button and a zwave tilt sensor on the door. $5 is better than another $40+. i just need the new device to control the relay....
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
i 100% agree. i use zwave for almost everything i have. so far i have my LED over my kitchen cabinets controlled over my wifi via MQTT. But MQTT is controlled locally and not over the internet. since i moved away from my Pi as my controller i lost control of my garage door. looking to add a w...
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re: Why is r/zigbee and r/zwave so lame? - mchias1
what are you looking for with the devices/protocols? everything i read on zwave (or zigbee) is at specific home automation hub websites. i've learned a bit on specific zwave devices and setting them up through home-assistant or smartthings forums. for devices, i just troll amazon or aeon labs...
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re: Thoughts on this HP Refurb - mchias1
I just got an HP i5, 4gb ram, 250gb hdd off eBay for $64 (during eBay day). Check out discountcomputers on eBay. They are out of TX, and have decent prices+free shipping on used PC's that's are similar to what you are looking at....
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