Thanks for sharing your "journey". I've just borrowed a 4th gen DUO to have a play with (in exchange for my spare Hummy), so it's good to get an idea of what to look out for (there may be questions coming your way if you don't mind ).
The reason UDP is used rather than TCP is because prompt delivery is more important than intact delivery, unless the receiver buffers ahead. TCP might retry, or even receive packets in the wrong order.The software has also been updated to stream from the HDHomeRun tuner using TCP, this is more reliable than UDP, as UDP packets can be lost causing what appears to be reception issues on playback.
They haven't changed then. About 15-20 years ago I was briefly in contact with someone from there about controlling one of their products. They were a complete pain to deal with.I also contacted Hauppauge as they have C# code written to control their tuners and asked interested people to email them (presumably it is offered under an NDA) but they never came back to me.
Sounds like a variation of Parkinson's Law. The amount of telly you want to watch expands to fit the number of tuners available.how much telly do you watch that 4 tuners won't be enough?
But with +1 channels, other repeats and iPlayer etc it is very rare that you actually have to miss something,Sounds like a variation of Parkinson's Law. The amount of telly you want to watch expands to fit the number of tuners available.
Often I find nothing to watch or record. When there are things worth watching, the broadcasters schedule them to be on at the same time. Sometimes 4 tuners is not enough!
iPlayer has less functionality than a recording and is less convenient.But with +1 channels, other repeats and iPlayer etc it is very rare that you actually have to miss something,
Having more tuners just reduces the need to shuffle the schedule around to avoid conflicts
Makes you wonder if they are being discontinued in the UK. For the US they are bringing out a new model that supports 4K (being crowd funded, couldn't make this a link as for some reason I still can't add links but copy and past this into a browser without spaces https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1275320038/hdhomerun-atsc-30) but 4K as a new model isn't applicable for the UK, so it doesn't seem likely stocks are low because of new models coming out here.Only the 4 tuner version. The dual tuner version is not selectable.