Originally Posted by Sammy2
The HDHR3-CC gets the occasional Tuner not available and Requested channel not available errors as well for me and I'm on the 20120405 f/w as the beta f/w has been a nightmere over the summer. I will wait for the next STABLE f/w release..
I get this with both the InfiniTV4 and the HDHR Prime all the time. I think it has to do with the delay in initializing the tuner when WMC polls the available tuners to start recording. WMC eventually finds a tuner so I've never had a show not get recorded because a tuner was unavailable.
As for being a way forward beyond WMC, I wouldn't hold your breath. Unless a third party developer gets Cable Labs certification to allow cablecard use, our only option is WMC, at least for copy once content. If you're fortunate enough to be on FIOS or you're only getting OTA channels, then you have a few more choices available to you. I'm on FIOS and I had just started looking at SageTV with the CC patch right before they sold their business. I was on the verge of buying a license when I discovered they were no longer available. I went back to WMC and I'm OK with it.
There are just too many different front ends available right now and I have no extra time to try them all out. I'd love to give Plex a shot, but simply do not have the time to deal with it. The latest version of unRAID server has a Plex add-on so I'd really like to take it for a spin. My Honey-Do list is already getting out of control so I need to spend time doing other things around the house (the wife seems to have forgotten that I single-handedly put a new roof on our two-story house this past summer:rolleyes:).