Does Channels DVR+ work w/ the latest HDHR scribe quatro on ATV?

Wondering if the Channels DVR app will work with the latest HDHR scribe w/ internal sata HD? Any issues recording live OTA, or prime TV ANYWHERE channels?

No the SCRIBE only works with SiliconDust DVR


I use the tuners of the Scribe in Channels DVR and also run an instance of HDHomeRun DVR.

Are you running two dvr services? Is there a hdhr app for Atv os now or do you only play back on mobile devices. If so have have they improved the hdhr ui?

Yes mainly use Channels DVR ... You get a free DVR subscription when you buy the Scribe .. I use Android Phones Shield and Firestick no Apple products. The HdHomeRun ui still stinks.

So I take it the scribe models right now are useless for recording /playback on the ATV platform until. Apple allows the hdhr app since channels dvr is incompatible for recording to the internal drive? What about if you add an external or NAS to the scribe? Silicon dusts bid to use its dvr service exclusive to the scribe to compete...

The HDHomeRun DVR can also run on certain nas's .. I have it also running on my synology and Scribe ... it sees it as 1 DVR... It will record to the device with the most space.

I was intrigued by the scribe + channels dvr setup as a full service option on the ATV ( sans adding a ext/NAS). It seems like overkill to run two services with both external and internal storage options. Hopefully an update to channels dvr will solve the compatibility with the scribe models

The problem isn't on Channels end, it's on SiliconDust's. They have not exposed the filesystem of the Scribe (or Servio), so there is no way to really get files onto or off of the device. Also, they are closed systems with no information about the software running on them; think of them the same as the DVR STB from your cable company: you don't expect to be able to run Channels on that, so you shouldn't expect to run Channels on the Scribe.

2 major points against the Scribe/Servio:

  1. They are 100Mbps devices, not gigabit ethernet. While this isn't necessarily a problem, it can introduce bottlenecks (especially if you have a lot of different recordings going on at the same time). (In fact, they seem to be abandoning gigabit connections: the new Prime 6—if it ever arrives—only has a 100Mbps connection where the original Prime was gigabit. This is probably driven by their push to use their HTTP API for tuner access, which automatically filters based on virtual channels, instead of offering the full stream from a given frequency/channel.)
  2. They run SiliconDust's software. SiliconDust has shown time and again that, while they can make quality hardware, they seem to have no decent software skills. To further drive this point home, you only need to look at their recent "new UI" push, which is still barely beta-quality; also, their unwillingness to even consider a grid-based guide.
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Got it. So the HDHr SCRIBE model is NOT RECOMMENDED on the ATV platform at this time?

If you are using SiliconDust's DVR, it's definitely an option.

But Channels will not and CANNOT use the Scribe. It's only purpose and use is with SiliconDust's HDHomeRun DVR.

It is not. And neither is the Silicon Dust solution because they don’t have an ATV client.

If you are ATV, it’s best to get a Duo or Quattro and a mini pc and use Channels.