3 comments on “Watch live local TV anywhere via Emby app

  1. A $20 Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 USB tuner from eBay with an unamplified Winegard indoor antenna was sensitive enough to pull in pretty much all local stations on Windows Media Center.

    With free ServerWMC and Emby-Server software running on a Windows 10 PC, I can watch any station in real time on an Android phone with the Emby app. My wifi smartphone could get these stations in Hong Kong if I were there (though I would have other things to do than watch TV).

    To get the driver for this particular tuner, download and install the WinTV v7 installation package from this page: http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_hvr950.html. When it asks for an activation code, just abort installation at that point; the driver will already have been installed.

    I have a WinTV-HVR-850 on the media room PC; very similar.

    Either is quite an improvement over the cheap Sabrent TV tuner I used originally to try out Emby for live TV.

    The Emby (or/and Ceton My Media Center) app also lets me use Windows Media Center as a DVR. I can watch the recordings via Emby app as well.

    Maybe I’m weird, but I just can’t get over what you can do with all this stuff, and at so little cost.

  2. I am seriously thinking on joining you on the other side of the equation. Cable bill is outlandish with the contour system, which is a step back from the previous DVR. Not that much I watch on Cable. . . Its disappointing, not to mention does not allow the end of the day disconnect that Sign offs allowed.

    The least they could do is have a channel of signoffs for us “old guys!” Between the cable, internet and everything else, I have no natural evening to decompress. It can literally be depressing.

    I never thought it would come to this!

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