WeTek Air support plans?


#21

I could bet that it gets too hot :smiley:
I’d certainly also buy the heatsink and fan.
The whole idea was to cut out the “big” dbv-s2 receiver box and just have one small kodi box.
I have this receiver: https://www.amazon.de/AX-4K-BOX-2160p-2xDVB-S2-Receiver/dp/B01G461NTU
Got it new for € 70,- :smile:
I don’t think it has SAT > IP. It can run Kodi but last I checked I had problems like hevc playback etc…
On the box itself I tried different Images based on OpenPli like OpenATV but I wasn’t very happy with them: I put some time in it to set everything up, backed up image, backed up configs only to find out later that after an update it wouldn’t boot anymore. New flash and restore configs also ended in unbootable box.
Before the update there was even a prompt saying: “Old version detected, manual clean flash recommended” lol :face_with_raised_eyebrow:
Started over with another OpenPli based Image, after setting everything up again, I got a python error and now cannot reboot anymore, just can restart the Gui.
Can’t say much good about these enigma2/OpenPli/Open… Images.

But yeah, I guess I’ll keep my current setup for now. I got the S905x box for € 17,-. With your great work and CoreElec on it I can safely say that this is the electronic device with the most value for the money I own! It’s crazy how important good, dedicated software is.

Ok ok, this is getting very off topic, sry guys. I just have one last question:
Currently I use this Enigma2 plugin to get my channels to my S905X box.
Problem is, if the receiver isn’t running on Kodi start, the plugin throws an error and can’t find the channels.
Restarting plugin doesn’t help. … I don’t wanna have the receiver runnnig all the time.

So the question: What is the recommended way for live tv if you have Kodi and such a receiver? Or better said what would you guys recommend?
Have such a tvheadend server run on the receiver and on Kodi have some tvheadend client addon?
I never used tvheadend, after a quick research I decided that using the enigma2 addon is the easier way, since the receiver already runs open webif where you already can stream tv channels.

@Shoog I just saw now, that you didn’t mention a receiver, it is such SAT > IP server/converter and also smaller than my receiver. That certainly is an option :slight_smile:


#22

I would try running tvheadend on the HD51 (if the tuners are not presently Sat>IP compatible - are you certain?), as this can create Sat>IP outputs from attached tuners.
Then the HD51 can be placed anywhere (out of the way) and the Sat>IP tuners used on a client machine.


#23

Did a quick research. No, tuners are not sat>ip compatible.
You’re right I’ll do that. Any kodi client addon you can recommend?


#24

Client addon for what? Not sure what you mean.

There is a Kodi (services) tvheadend server addon which works well.

For client machines there is a Kodi Tvheadend HTSP Client (PVR Client) addon which integrates perfectly.

The set up to make the tuners available as Sat>IP is within the Tvheadend Server settings.


#25

To watch live tv in kodi.
Tvheadend server will be the dvb-s2 receiver, yes.

Ok, I’ll try Tvheadend HTSP Client (PVR Client) addon.
Just asking, because I didn’t like the enigma2/vu+ addon. And there are different ones like PVR IPTV Simple Client.


#26

Essentially they are a matched pair … Tvheadend PVR Server and Tvheadend PVR Client.

If you have not used Tvheadend Server previously then be prepared for a learning curve.
It is mind-boggling in its available options at first, but excellent that almost anything you might wish to do, can be done.


#27

:joy: I have never used it, I think because I once looked into it quickly and thought it’s too complicated for me.
But I’m confident I’m gonna work it out :+1:


#28

Nowdays TVheadend setup is almost entirely Wizard driven through the web-interface so is a piece of cake to get going. Messing with the default options is risky so leave well alone unless you have to

I cannot make out if OpenVix supports TVHeadend though, I suspect it doesn’t so .you would have to look for a different option for your HD51. I saw mention of a SAT>IP server which could be installed through Entware, but it was in German so I couldn’t see if it was a viable option.

Shoog


#29

German is my mother tongue (English isn’t, you probably noticed that already :smile: ).
I never head of OpenVix… there are so many Open images out there, as of my understanding, pretty much all are based on OpenPli, and OpenPli is based on…enigma2?..which started on dreambox receivers?..at least I think so.
Right now I use PurE2 Image just because it has an Estuary like skin, I like that.

Concerning tvheadend server: I’m sure I can find it in some feed or get install it via entware, like you mentioned… If I understood correctly, tvheadend already has some sort of Sat>IP server included…maybe this minisatip?.. Gotta do more research on this.