Stream live broadcasting TV (ATSC/CableCard/DVB) to Apple TV using InstaTV Server

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  1. netant, Sep 6, 2013
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    I wonder if it would work from a windows virtual machine like vmware or something... think I'm going to try this out...
     
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    You guys are aware your Windows machine has to have a TV tuner right? No big deal but doesn't seem "elegant."

    Subscribe to Aero and stuff come from the web, no further hardware needed.
     
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  6. netant, Sep 7, 2013
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    this is direct stream from PC to AppleTV, not AirPlay.

    Also this works with HDHomeRun Prime which the majority of US cable users will be using. EyeTV does not work with HDHomeRun Prime at all

    Oh, and EyeTV is for Mac only.



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    It works but you will need to either

    1) connect the USB tuner from host to VMware, or
    2) use Ethernet TV tuner such as HDHomeRun (all models)
     
  7. priitv8, Sep 8, 2013
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    How would that work? On an AppleTV, without having a specialized app installed on aTV (like YT, Hulu, Netflix et al), how can you stream anything? And these apps pull streams from internet, the video you posted earlier, shows a PC pushing a stream to aTV. AirPlay is the only way to push streams to aTV, AFAIK.
    Obviously, I'm not that familiar with the OTA/Cable/IP-TV options available in US. Looks like it has been possible at least back in 2011. There must surely be a reason why it has been discontinued.
    Elgato HDHomeRun Network Dual Tuner for HDTV for Mac or PC
    But you are right in one aspect - none of Elgato's solutions are good for watching on AppleTV, only iPhone/iPad are useable clients.
    I can't help with that. Sorry.
     
  8. netant, Sep 11, 2013
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    It's still AirPlay.

    InstaTV Server sends an AirPlay request to ATV and ask ATV to start streaming live tv feed from a source that InstaTV Server has set up.
     
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    great.Subscribe to Aero and stuff come from the web, no further hardware needed.[​IMG]
     
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    What's Aero in like 20 cities? That leaves a lot of people that can't get the service and therefore need an alternative.
     
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    InstaTV Server 2.2 has been posted. Also the iOS client is available at AppStore.

    http://instatv.org
     

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