Instructions for NextPVR

Supported hardware

HDHomeRun Connect HDHomeRun Extend HDHomeRun Prime

NextPVR Configuration – ATSC/QAM/DVB-T/DVB-C

  • Download and install the latest HDHomeRun software from downloads.
  • Open HDHomeRun Setup.
  • On the Location tab, set the Country and Zip/Postal Code.
  • On the Applications tab, set the Main Application to Other:ATSC/QAM.
  • On the Tuners tab, select the correct signal source for your tuners.
  • On the tab corresponding to your signal, click Scan.
  • Click OK.
  • Open NextPVR.
  • Right click on the NextPVR window and select Settings.
  • Click on Deviceson the left side.
  • Click on the QAM/ATSC/DVB-T/DVB-C Silicondust HDHomeRun Tuner xxxxxxxx-0 entry appropriate for your signal source and then click Device Setup. Do not use the HDHR entry.
  • For DVB-T/DVB-C, select the correct country and region, or All Frequencies. For ATSC, select All Channels. For US clear QAM, select Default Cable Frequencies or HRC Cable Frequencies as appropriate for your area. Click Scan.
  • If you are using HDHomeRun EXTEND with transcode activated, after the scan finishes, double click on a channel, change the Service Type to H.264 HD, and click OK. Repeat for all channels.
  • Click OK, then OK.
  • Click on the entry for the next tuner and click Device Setup.
  • NextPVR should report that the card hasn’t been setup, but that another card has and ask if you want to copy the channel information over. Click Yes.Repeat for any other tuners you want to set up.
  • For DVB users or ATSC/QAM users wanting to use the broadcast EPG data, click on Channels on the left side and click Update EPG. For Schedules Direct users, see the SchedulesDirect section.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit NextPVR.
  • Reopen HDHomeRun Setup.
  • On the Applications tab, set the Main Application to NextPVR.
  • Click OK.

NextPVR Configuration – HDHomeRun PRIME

  • Download and install the latest HDHomeRun software from downloads.
  • Open HDHomeRun Setup.
  • On the Location tab, set the Country and Zip/Postal Code.
  • On the Applications tab, set the Main Application to NextPVR.
  • On the Tuners tab, set the Signal Source to CableCARD for each of your HDHomeRun PRIME tuners.
  • On the Tuners tab in HDHomeRun Setup, click on one of the Tuner IDs to access your HDHomeRun PRIME’s webpage. This can also be done by clicking the link on the Device tab in HDHomeRun Config GUI, or by directly navigating to the IP address of your HDHomeRun.
  • Click on CableCARD Menu. In the CableCARD Status section, you will see the current status of the CableCARD in your HDHomeRun PRIME. Verify that Card Authentication and Card OOB Lock show success. If Card OOB Lock does not show success, this suggests that your HDHomeRun PRIME does not have a good cable connection. Verify that the TV cable is securely connected to the RF in port on your HDHomeRun PRIME and to the wall outlet or splitter.
  • Follow your cable provider’s directions for validating your CableCARD. This normally involves calling the cable company or accessing a web page and providing the CableCARD ID and Host ID (and if using a Motorola CableCARD, the Data number) listed on this page. The validation process can take anywhere from 1-30 minutes depending on the cable provider. Refresh the Status page every few minutes to check to see if the process is complete, indicated by the Card Validation status showing success.
  • On the CableCARD tab, click Scan to complete a channel scan.
  • Click OK.
  • Open NextPVR.
  • Right click on the NextPVR window and select Settings.
  • Click on Devices on the left side.
  • Click on the HDHR DCR-2650 / HDHR PRIME xxxxxxxx-0 entry and then click Device Setup. Do not use any ATSC or QAM entries that may be present.
  • Click Scan
  • Uncheck any channels you do not want to be available in NextPVR, such as those that are marked as copy-protected by your cable provider.
  • Click OK, then OK.
  • Follow the instructions in the Schedules Direct section to configure EPG data.

Schedules Direct Configuration (North America only)

Note: you must have a subscription to Schedules Direct in order to use their EPG data. This is required for any EPG data for HDHomeRun PRIME, and recommended for ATSC/clear QAM.

  • Click on Channels on the left side.
  • For those in North America using the Schedules Direct service for EPG, double click on one of your channels. Set the EPG Source to Schedules Direct, enter your Schedules Direct username and password, and click Download.
  • Select the correct lineup, then the mapping for that channel, and click OK.
  • Click on Bulk Map.
  • Select Schedules Direct as the EPG source for another channel, then select the mapping for it. You should get a prompt asking if you want it to attempt automatic mapping. Click Yes.
  • Correct any listings that were not set, then click OK.
  • Click Update EPG.
  • Click OK.