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How to use my Minix Neo X8-H Plus as a video recorder?

Discussion in 'X8-H Plus Guides & FAQs' started by vincemy, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. vincemy

    vincemy New Member

    My PVR has KO'ed and now I would like to use my Neo X8-H Plus as a video recorder. But I can't find the apps to record videos from my satellite TV channels. Would appreciate if someone could advise how to set it up. Thank You.
  2. sampleee

    sampleee New Member

    you can install tvheadend on the box (i am sure there is no way doing this without rooting your box btw.). that is a pvr-backend-software. plus using kodi/xbmc as frontend. and you plug in a usb-receiver for receiving dvbs2 (take care to choose a supported device). oh and of course some external storage for recordings (90min in passthrough make arround 7gb).
    this turns your box into a streaming server for satelite-tv + pvrbackend + pvr frontend.

    i have something similar here:
    - sat->ip server from inverto for streaming dvbs into my local network
    - raspberry2 with osmc as pvr backend (hosting tvheadend)
    - nas for storing recordings made by the backend
    - multiple devices (among x8h+) with kodi/xbmc as frontend
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
  3. vincemy

    vincemy New Member

    Thank you for your prompt response and suggestion.

    I am not comfortable with rooting my device due to the inherent risk of bricking it and also subsequent unavailability of firmware update.

    Maybe I should just get a dedicated PVR.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!!!
  4. sampleee

    sampleee New Member

    for some of your reasons i choose to use the pi2 as backend and to interface it via kodi/xbmc
  5. banchang

    banchang New Member

    Can you describe how you got to record streams again please ?
  6. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Who are you addressing?
  7. banchang

    banchang New Member

    Apologies, addressing samplee above who seems to have got this working

    "for some of your reasons i choose to use the pi2 as backend and to interface it via kodi/xbmc"

    I dont understand his setup as described & would like to understand how I would record streams
  8. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    The line through his name means he was banned from the Forum!
  9. banchang

    banchang New Member

    Thanks - related to this question, or another reason ?
  10. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator