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Re: Looking for recommendations for Android apps

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:11 am
by Simon123
I have bought a Plex pass for a month so I can trial Plex DVR and have installed the Plex server on my very underpowered Atom-based stick PC. I have to say I am very impressed so far, it has the interface I had hoped for from the native Vbox apps. The EPG channel grid is good (although currently only available on web interface, not yet available in android app) and I like how I can look at Upcoming Movies or Upcoming Shows and choose which ones to record, etc. It seems to meet my requirements so far and looks a lot more like the HDHomeRun apps I have seen demo'd on Youtube.
The real test will be of the reliability of the recordings and how I get on using it on a day to day basis.
It is just a shame I have to pay a monthly fee to get the experience I was hoping to get for free….

Re: Looking for recommendations for Android apps

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:29 am
by Simon123
Well I am very impressed with the Plex interface, however it isnt proving to be reliable enough with recordings. I keep setting recordings which then fail for various reasons like the vbox streamer service crashing and on Saturday I had a recording fail with this error:

Jun 22, 2019 17:00:01.977 [11812] DEBUG - DVR:Grabber: Operation for 'Toy Story 2 (1999)' on channel 1 completed with status error (Recording failed. Please check your tuner or antenna.)

The vbox seemed to be working fine at the time so I have no idea on the cause of this error. I will email Vbox support to see what they suggest.

Re: Looking for recommendations for Android apps

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 pm
by Ant
Simon123 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:29 am
Well I am very impressed with the Plex interface
Can you tell me, when i try one of plex versions, it looks like plex takes epg not from vbox, but from some other source from internet.
Is it right and is there any possibility to take epg from vbox directly?

Re: Looking for recommendations for Android apps

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:42 pm
by Simon123
Yes Plex takes the EPG from some plex server somewhere, I cannot find an option to take EPG from the vbox directly. The Plex EPG is very good though so it isn't a problem for me.