I've tried searching the forums for an answer to this question, but couldn't get a definitive answer, so I signed up to post this. My current setup is:
TiVo Roamio Pro with 6 Tuner Cable Card (Verizon FIOS)
MacBook Pro (2017, two Thunderbolt ports)
I would like to try out Channels Plus, since the first month is free. I intend to login with my Verizon credentials to use TVE as a source. I would also use Locast as a source for local OTA channels. I will install the DVR server on my MacBook for testing. If I decide to continue using Channels Plus beyond the free trial, I would purchase a dedicated NAS device or mini PC to configure as an always on DVR server.
According to this page, I need an HD HomeRun Tuner: https://getchannels.com/dvr-server/
- HDHomeRun network TV tuner
- 1GHz CPU (64-bit Intel, or 32-bit/64-bit ARM)
- 512MB RAM
- Large HDD for storing recordings
- HDTV is on average ~8GB per hour
Is this information still correct? Do I need to buy a HD HomeRun just to test this out? I'd rather not burn my free month trial to find out. If the answer is yes, why would I need an HD HomeRun if I'm logging in with my online credentials and not using an antenna to receive broadcasting? Do I absolutely need to use a HD HomeRun Tuner?
Thank you for any insight you can offer — smile