Setting up a DVR storage device

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Local DVR storage is where your recordings will be saved. Your storage device can be an HDHomeRun SCRIBE or SERVIO, a PC, a Mac, a NAS, or an Android TV set top box like an NVIDIA Shield.

Only one storage device is needed to serve your entire network. All devices on your network will be able to set new recordings and access previous recordings.

There are two basic options when it comes to using an HDHomeRun-branded DVR storage device. Both the HDHomeRun SCRIBE and HDHomeRun SERVIO are self-contained DVR storage devices, and run a full version of the DVR software. They do not require an additional PC or NAS to operate.:

  • HDHomeRun SCRIBE - (as a DUO/2-tuner or QUATRO/4-tuner) includes both the tuning hardware of a normal HDHomeRun device along with an internal hard drive and the DVR storage software. In addition to recording from its own internal tuners, the SCRIBE can also record from other HDHomeRun devices on your network. This combination unit can be a good starting point for new users, or be used to expand an existing HDHomeRun device cluster when you want to add tuners and DVR storage at the same time.
  • HDHomeRun SERVIO - For users who already have existing HDHomeRun tuners, or who want to add more storage space and/or redundancy to their DVR system, the SERVIO contains a large hard drive and runs our DVR storage software.

Already have a NAS (network attached storage), an always on desktop computer, or old unused PC? You can set that up as your DVR storage!

Personal computer

Streaming box

  • Android TV certified box (such as the Nvidia Shield TV) with around 500 GB of storage available

NAS - Network Attached Storage

Using a Windows PC, most NAS devices can use our NAS install tool, or you can use one of the following:

Once you finish setting up a DVR storage device, see our guide link below for instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app.
Instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app

  • Last modified: 2019/12/28 08:29