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Advices for streaming IPTV on TV

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    I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to IPTV, i currently got different options to stream IPTV which are the following.

    1. Using app on SmartTV (LG)
    2. Installing OpenELEC on my Raspberry PI 3B (Would need to buy a remote control for Kodi)

    I am actually wondering which would be the best and easy way to stream IPTV on TV and control it remotely? I have seen some IPTV boxes on the internet and I have no clue if its really necessary to get as i already got 2 options to use IPTV, i also got no clue which IPTV box would be fine to go with. The things I would like to do is recording, sorting channels and switch from quality.

    Looking forward for some advice!
     
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    If your TV support CEC (which it should if its a newer model) you will be able to control your RPI with your TV remote.

    I am currently using a RPI 3B, and IPTV is working without too much issue (I had to disable the EPG though since it became too RAM heavy after the last additions)
     
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    Thanks for your reply!

    I got the LG 42LB630V but couldn't see if it supports CEC on the product information page, gotta check tomorrow further into it.
    As far as i can see, CEC is a adapter for connecting HDMI, right?

    And what's EPG actually? Does EPG show the scheduled/upcoming shows on a TV channel?
     
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    CEC is called SimplyLink with LG, it seems to be available on your tv : http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-42LB630V
    It basically allows you to control a compatible HDMI device using your TV-remote.

    Yes, you're right about what the EPG does.
    RapidTV provide a custom EPG with a lot of channels (4k+), which makes it hard to handle on the RPI with only 1G of memory.
     
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    If your smart tv is webos 3.0 or higher use the smart iptv app this os easy to use on tv and looks the part.

    If like me you have webos 2.0 you can still use the app but may have issues with audio track having voice over. As on this version you cant change the track being played.

    Hope that helps a little
     
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    I will get myself a second SD card and install OpenELEC on it to try it out, thanks for your advice.

    I am not sure which WebOS version im using, i will check it out this weekend and install the app to test it out.
    Thanks for your advice aswell!
     
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    How do you know if it's the EPG causing this RAM to fill?

    I have a similar issue on my RPi2B. It fills rapidly and quite often as well, crashing Kodi. I'm experimenting with different cache settings en readbufferfactors but same result till now so it must be something else.
     
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    Look at your logs, at /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.old.log


    You will probably find something like that :

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    ERROR: PVR - exception 'std::bad_alloc' caught while trying to call 'GetEPGForChannel' on add-on 'IPTV Simple PVR Add-on:connected'. Please contact the developer of this add-on: nightik
    One solution would probably be to reduce the size of the EPG.
     
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    Info on how to fix it : https://mobile.rapidiptv.com/threads/raspberry-pi-restarts-every-5minutes.2688/#post-17049
     
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    There's also an xtream-codes kodi addon that can be used...

    Just enter your username and password into the addon (apparently it's optimised for KODI - But I have never used it).

    It's what the server runs and works with any IPTV provider that uses the Xtream-Codes panel.
     

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