Originally Posted by javi404
How is it managing all of these devices?
Do they integrate well?
I'm using them with the HDHomeRun DVR system with the recording software running directly on a cheap WD MyCloud NAS. It's nice not having a PC running all the time to make recordings. I'm not sure what kind of NAS you have but you might be able to use it for recording as well. The NAS requirements are x86 or ARM based CPU, 256MB RAM minimum, must be running Linux, must support SSH access.
The HDHR DVR system still isn't finished but you can buy into the early access program if you don't mind some limitations and bugs. The DVR system automatically finds the tuner devices on the home network so there isn't much hardware managing to do once it's set up. I've been using it since the first test release was available in June 2015. It has come a long way since then but they still have more to do.
When mixing tuner device types the OTA/QAM channel numbers will be different than the cable channel numbers. They will be listed separately in the channel guide so when watching live TV you can choose the OTA channels or cable channels independently. The record engine will automatically attempt to record from the OTA tuners before the cable tuners if the program to be recorded is available from both devices at the same time.
DRM protected channels aren't working with the DVR system yet. The Windows 10 and X-Box One clients can watch DRM protected channels live, but no recording at this time. Silicondust is working hard at fully supporting DRM for recorded and live TV on Windows 10, X-Box One, Mac and Android TV client devices. This isn't a big problem for me since the only DRM protected channels on FiOS are HBO, Cinemax, and the cable networks owned by FOX (FX, FXX, FOX News, FOX Business, etc). The local FOX networks are not DRM protected. Some cable providers have DRM protection on most of their channels so getting DRM working correctly is important to Silicondust.
The biggest drawback for many is the lack of a traditional grid guide. They have a live TV guide that pops out from the right side of the screen that they call "slices". It's sort of like looking at the first column of a grid guide. You can pull out the slice for each channel further to see what's on later, but you can't pull out the whole grid at once. You can search for programs by name and they have separate discovery sections where TV series, movies and sports programs are listed. You can hide individual programs you know you won't ever watch or record so they won't show up in the discovery section again. That takes a while to do but it makes the discovery section much easier to use going forward.
More info here:
If you watch the review video on the page linked above keep in mind that was a very early version of the software. It gives you a basic overview but there have been many features added since that video was created.