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Old 03-13-2021, 04:55 PM
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NEXTPVR is ok but there is no real full featured Android Client ... I would have to install KODI which I really do not like ... and KODI has to be sideloaded on FireTV. Too much of a hassle.
IMO the UI isn't the most important thing, I want reliable, recording, comskip and solid live TV with a few clicks. SageTV won't win any design awards but it is functional. I detest Emby yet many people like it, there certainly isn't on UI to rule them all

Kodi's big advantage after the competition come's running LibreElec and CoreElec, you don't need the O/S bloat. I've started to really dislike the Android, Google Chromecast, Amazon and Apple TV launchers. Sure they are pretty but I'd rather start watching my recordings when I turn the box on.

As for platforms when I release my Roku client I think NextPVR has clients for everyone, Channels DVR doesn't have PC or Roku clients. Better some clients then none.

For me if TVDB stops providing free art it wouldn't be the end of the world. There is a bug in Schedules Direct and it has been providing real crap for new shows via the API for a while, and yet I am the only one that complained to SD. It makes me wonder how many people really even look at the pretty pictures.

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Old 03-13-2021, 05:34 PM
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For me if TVDB stops providing free art it wouldn't be the end of the world. There is a bug in Schedules Direct and it has been providing real crap for new shows via the API for a while, and yet I am the only one that complained to SD. It makes me wonder how many people really even look at the pretty pictures.

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I don't use fanart. For me, it's just clutter that takes up cpu cycles to display, disk space to store, and gets in the way of the text, which is what I want to see: name/date/episode number, cast, description, etc., I do sometimes look at cast photos shown under IMDB, though, if I'm trying to figure out who was who in a show.
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Old 03-13-2021, 05:56 PM
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IMO the UI isn't the most important thing, I want reliable, recording, comskip and solid live TV with a few clicks. SageTV won't win any design awards but it is functional. I detest Emby yet many people like it, there certainly isn't on UI to rule them all

Kodi's big advantage after the competition come's running LibreElec and CoreElec, you don't need the O/S bloat. I've started to really dislike the Android, Google Chromecast, Amazon and Apple TV launchers. Sure they are pretty but I'd rather start watching my recordings when I turn the box on.

As for platforms when I release my Roku client I think NextPVR has clients for everyone, Channels DVR doesn't have PC or Roku clients. Better some clients then none.

For me if TVDB stops providing free art it wouldn't be the end of the world. There is a bug in Schedules Direct and it has been providing real crap for new shows via the API for a while, and yet I am the only one that complained to SD. It makes me wonder how many people really even look at the pretty pictures.

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Also moving from SageTV or even Channels DVR to NEXTPVR you will find that the DVR is lacking .. I like the DVR to do the work for me. For example I do not know the names of New Shows that are coming up so I simply set a favorite(Pass) to record New Shows on Certain Channels during Prime time. Also I like being able to record by actor ... Genre time of day etc..
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Old 03-13-2021, 07:07 PM
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For me if TVDB stops providing free art it wouldn't be the end of the world. There is a bug in Schedules Direct and it has been providing real crap for new shows via the API for a while, and yet I am the only one that complained to SD. It makes me wonder how many people really even look at the pretty pictures.

Martin
Care less about the fan art also.
I use the TVDB lookup from BMT for the TV Imports I do to get the episode descriptions.

Still use the old "Sage3" UI package on for our viewing on the HDx00s
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:35 AM
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Also moving from SageTV or even Channels DVR to NEXTPVR you will find that the DVR is lacking .. I like the DVR to do the work for me. For example I do not know the names of New Shows that are coming up so I simply set a favorite(Pass) to record New Shows on Certain Channels during Prime time. Also I like being able to record by actor ... Genre time of day etc..
Believe me the request for this type of rule is rare and there is no way in 2021 I would suggest a new user consider Sage TV against today's PVR options simply because of those features. there are too many other cons. This thread is all about how hard users need to push to hope basic functionality continues.

For the rules there is a different philosophy at play. Sage rules were zap2it and Gracenote data driven and that carries over into Scheldules Direct now. NextPVR is really based on the OTA EPG which typically doesn't provide information for those advanced rules and having them would cause confusion for many in the world, just as having a simple flag indicating a new recording does now. Channels DVR is also US only so not really an option here is Canada or in the rest of the world.

For those that really need them creating an advanced rule with SD data is not rocket science once you get the hang of it and forum members can help users get as complex as needed.

crew like "%Alfred Hitchcock%"
cast like "%Tom Hanks%
season = 1 and episode = 1 (using the new recording flag)

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Old 03-22-2021, 10:03 PM
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Unfortunately this was the straw for me. Switched to Plex/Roku after 14 years with sagetv. Actually sad.

Worked with developer on MyMovies plugin, have 5 100s and 3 300s.

Tough to move on.
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Unfortunately this was the straw for me. Switched to Plex/Roku after 14 years with sagetv. Actually sad.

Worked with developer on MyMovies plugin, have 5 100s and 3 300s.

Tough to move on.
what DVR will you use?
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