I'm sure this has been asked before (apologies) but I'm looking for options on how to configure a PVR setup.
As mentioned elsewhere, I am running Libreelec with tvheadend on an HP SFF 8200 PC (i3) coupled to an XBOX TV tuner. I like this as it provides me with HD channels which I cannot get on my full HD TV (which has no freeview HD tuner) or standard def Topfield PVR which cannot get some of the non HD channels from HD MUXes. The problem with the HP PC is the power consumption (240W).
I originally thought that I had an option to run tvheadend on a Rasp Pi 3 which consumes less than 5W (probably) and which may have enough grunt to record programmes and run Kodi at the same time. However, I've been looking at some of the Android boxes which are S905 based which may offer a better/cheaper solution since they are a dedicated TV solution anyway (and you get a PSU/cables/remote etc).
What I don't know is the following:
a. Do these Android boxes (that don't have DVB-T tuners built in) support adding Xbox tuners via USB?
b. If they do support, can I plonk tvheadend onto one of these Android boxes ("as is") and then gain PVR capability by just adding an external HDD via USB?
c. If they don't support, do I have to get an S905 / S905X box that permits me to put Libreelec on it and then use the Xbox tuner/external HDD to gain PVR capability?
d. Is it possible to boot from SD card (with LibreElec) with these S905 boxes?
e. If c. is viable, which boxes support dual boot / which one do people recommend / are they reliable?
f. What is the view on things like the Matricom boxes which have Libreelec and which can be obtained for about £35?
Any help advice would be appreciated.