Introduction: Raspberry Pi Media Centre (With PVR Features)
In this instructable I am going to show you how to make a Raspberry Pi Media Centre.
This Media centre can :
1) Record TV shows
2) Play Videos
3) Play Music
4) Open files
It can also do lots more!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Part 1 Flash the SD Card
Go to www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ and download the program. Run the installer and open the program. Insert your SD card, select the SD card and press format.
Next, go to openelec.tv/get-openelec and download the correct version for your Pi. Unzip it with 7-Zip to your desktop.
Now go to sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ and download it. Open it and select the file you extracted to your desktop. Write it to your SD card.
Step 2: Part 2 Set Up OpenELEC
Plug in your Pi and configure OpenELEC. Select the options that you require.
To make the TV change input when the Pi is turned on, go to Settings>System>Input Devices>Configure Devices and find 'CEC adapter'. Select it and change the settings. You may want to turn off the setting 'Turn off TV when Pi is shut down'.
Step 3: Part 3 Configure the TV Tuner
Install Tvheadend Backend and Tvheadend Client. Go to YOURPI:9981. Select Configuration>DVB Inputs>Networks and add a network. Choose the Pre-defined Muxes for your region in the drop down menu. Next, Enable the network on your TV tuner. Now, scan for channels and map them.
To play tv you will need the MPEG2 codec.