I'm totally new to kodi and LibreElec, not that much experience with Linux systems either. So I've been trying to set up PVR for a while now and through extensive googling I've found some pointers and hints to what I should do but I just can't get it to work. Also in the process I've realized this is a common problem, setting it up isn't exactly plug and play.
So I thought if I could ask here for some advice. I've tried to look at tutorials, manuals and documentations of specific PVR add-ons, but they're either outdated by years or very vague in terms of what I should do. I'm gonna try to explain what I've tried to do so far and how my system is set up, but please forgive me as english isn't my first language (although I'm capable of understanding and writing, some technical terms aren't always exactly spot-on). My post might appear confusing as it has lots of questions, so I've bolded the most important ones.
So, First of all I'm using the latest LibreElec, (I'd think, since I downloaded it yesterday.)
My PVR card is Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T PCI, which is supported according to this list by linuxtv (found this list on some tutorial, don't remember which one exactly).
However, I don't know if Kodi recognizes the card. Can I check that somewhere in the UI? When I go to Settings -> System Settings -> Input, at the very top of the screen it says "Peripherals", which is grayed out. Should the PVR card appear here if it's recognized?
I'm guessing this is the first question I need to solve before moving on. How do I know my PVR card is recognized by the system?
Next would be the actual PVR add-on. So I tried MythTV, and then went into Settings -> PVR & Live-TV settings and I tried to scan for channels. Got this message that none of the enabled PVR add-ons support channel scanning. I googled that error message and someone said here that this is for scanning the channels from the backend after you've done that in the mythtv-setup (Although in the tooltip box at the lower part of the window it says "Instruct the backend to search for channels (if supported)"). But I didn't get any sort of setup thing when I installed the add-on and if I go to the add-on's configuration, there isn't an option for scanning channels. So how exactly do I initiate channel scanning properly?
These guides also talk about MythTV backend and frontend and whether they run on the same machine or different machines. This confuses me as I'm wondering if the add-on I installed is only the frontend or does it include both? In my situation I need to run them on the same machine.
I've also tried to install other PVR add-ons, but I can't seem to find an option in the system settings as to which one I'm using currently. It doesn't have to be MythTV so if there are any easier or better ones please do give your recommendations.
I realize this is a very common issue, so I'm not expecting anyone to walk me through and hold my hand all the way. Just please steer in me right direction?
Thanks in advance and sorry again if the post is confusing, I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing here.