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Old 11-23-2021, 03:18 PM
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Riding Sage into the sunset

This is kind of the opposite of NetworkGuy's thread.

I've been a SageTV user since 2003. It is literally the only PVR I've ever owned. Not any TiVO; nor any cable company's DVR. I do have a couple cable company tuners, but between my HDHR for OTA and HDPVR for recording extended cable channels, it still does everything I need it to do. I find it far more likely that I will cut the cord and cancel CableTV before I entertain a different PVR. The comskip capabilities are still a golden feature.

I own four HD300's...well, no - I now own three. One just died. I only use two, so that means I have one spare left. I bought them here when everybody was having a fire sale. I hope all the remaining live long enough for any future usage.

To all developers past & present, thank you for all that you've done. I'm not leaving the Sage world, but I thought it worth mentioning now instead of as a swan song.
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Old 11-23-2021, 04:10 PM
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Old 11-23-2021, 04:35 PM
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I own four HD300's...well, no - I now own three. One just died.
Fear not! Odds are, it's the external power supply that died (not the box itself). Replacements are cheap and readily available.

It's not likely that I'll be abandoning Sage anytime soon, either. I'm no fan of the streaming services for various reasons. Recent example: the disappearance of Star Trek from Netflix.
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:08 PM
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Fear not! Odds are, it's the external power supply that died (not the box itself). Replacements are cheap and readily available.
Nope, the box itself = . I do have many other PSU's!
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Old 11-23-2021, 09:45 PM
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This is kind of the opposite of NetworkGuy's thread.

I've been a SageTV user since 2003. It is literally the only PVR I've ever owned. Not any TiVO; nor any cable company's DVR. I do have a couple cable company tuners, but between my HDHR for OTA and HDPVR for recording extended cable channels, it still does everything I need it to do. I find it far more likely that I will cut the cord and cancel CableTV before I entertain a different PVR. The comskip capabilities are still a golden feature.

I own four HD300's...well, no - I now own three. One just died. I only use two, so that means I have one spare left. I bought them here when everybody was having a fire sale. I hope all the remaining live long enough for any future usage.

To all developers past & present, thank you for all that you've done. I'm not leaving the Sage world, but I thought it worth mentioning now instead of as a swan song.
Ditto. Besides our Tivoís (the best interface), SageTV does everything I need since I donít care about 4k.
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:24 AM
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Riding Sage into the sunset

This is kind of the opposite of NetworkGuy's thread.
I am happy you are enjoying the ride.
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I'm in to the bitter end too..... For me that will be when Spectrum kills off the cable card.

I've historically used HD300s as well, but the continued development of the Android Miniclient client by jvl711 has made this my go to SageTV viewer. This software loaded on a Amazon 4k Firestick or Nvidea Shield is a great solution IMHO.

I still use a HD300 at my main TV (primarily because I also use it to distribute the same broadcast to a small TV that normally faces my desk - so I can see what is playing on the big TV while sitting at my desk by watching a small screen) But the other TVs around the house pretty much all use the Miniclient loaded on a Firestick or Shield.

It's really nice that they stream over wifi because it means I can easily move a TV from room to room if needed. Just this weekend I moved two extra TVs into the Den in order to watch all the great football games that where on at the same time. (The small screen is normally against the side wall facing my desk area which is off to the left side of this picture, but it's on a swing mount so we can move it next to the big TV to watch two games at the same time). By using wireless Firesticks, it was as simply as plugging the TV and Firestick into a powerstrip. No network cables, etc were needed.

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Remember when Picture-in-Picture used to be a thing? I sure do miss that capability. Of course, the argument against it is that you can record and watch later, but that doesn't really work well for sports events does it...
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Remember when Picture-in-Picture used to be a thing? I sure do miss that capability. Of course, the argument against it is that you can record and watch later, but that doesn't really work well for sports events does it...
Yep, it really stinks that you can get a huge TV nowadays but no picture-in-picture. I did recently buy an adapter box from Amazon to combine 2 HDMI signals for PinP, but due to home reno I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. But also I'm working on a setup like @sic0048's with multiple TV's in the gameroom.
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