Originally Posted by staknhalo
It also could be because you're going from the tuner>HTPC>device; instead of tuner>device. The HTPC being in the chain could be acting as a buffer of sorts. And then like you said, you also have Kodi/the HTPC caching (so it def is, just possibly more so).
I was specifically talking about using the HDHomerun app on the Fire TV or Nexus Player (well, I use the Live TV app on the ADT-1 actually). If you install the HDHomerun app on the Nexus Player, the native Live TV app will then show up. I recommend that for interface/usage over the actual HDHomerun app on Android TV.
When you got some free time, try that. Even if you don't use it day to day over Kodi, it's good to know what options you have/don't have, what works/doesn't.
Of course, this is all assuming you have a SD tuner; if not, you can only do it the way you currently are.
I have the hdhomerun dual. I thought the view app by SD only supported the prime.
I could easily see why this would be a problem going straight to the device, and honestly I wonder if the problem is poor write performance of the internal ROM. Google has been providing pretty embarrassingly poor ROM storage that the android platform generally makes up for and it rarely bears it's ugly head as a bottleneck . . . just a conjecture
Also, I'm going from my tuner->server->client it just happens that my server runs w8.1 w/ wmc. ServerWMC dumps the live TV buffer to .ts and when the nexus is playing live TV the only thing the server does is negotiate the tuner and provide the live TV buffer. The cache settings I listed were modifications I had to make to the kodi install on my nexus. I don't have kodi installed on the server
I owned an adt-1 with kodi running on it for a short while. It doesn't do vc1 until someone changes something. I also tried in mxplayer. It plays the video but pauses every 3or4 seconds
Also, one of the biggest things about the shield as an htpc that is surprising me is pass through HD audio in android. According to people familiar with the matter, I heard it wasnt even a possibility for android 5 . . . maybe next release. Then nvidia says it's coming
Also while the old shield tablet and tegra4 devices (and the Nexus Player) are all getting less than 10ms input with limelight I have a feeling nvidia is going to do even better with the console. Just a guess, but it seems like something they'd want to optimize if they want people to seriously consider game stream or grid. Hoping 1-2ms becomes a reality
Another fun thing I'd like and will buy it for is the headphone jack on the game pad and remote control. Audio through your remote like on roku