VBox Home TV Gateway Backend

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Home icon grey.png   ▶ PVR ▶ Recording software ▶ VBox Home TV Gateway Backend

VBox Home TV Gateway is a network attached (PVR backend) multi DVB/ATSC TV tuner for Digital Satellite, Cable or Terrestrial Free-To-Air and Pay TV (CAM CI) television broadcasts to IP, compatible with XBMC's PVR frontend clients, such as the VBox TV Gateway Addon, IPTV Simple PVR.

1 Setting up VBox Home TV Gateway

1.1 List of VBox TV Gateway Devices

Model No. of Tuners RF input Free To Air Pay TV (CAM CI) Description
XTi-3342 2 DVB-T/T2 Yes No Digital HD Terrestrial
XTi-3342CI 2 DVB-T/T2 Yes Yes FTA & PAy TV, Digital HD Terrestrial
XTi-3340 2
Yes No Quad Tuner - Combi Digital HD Terrestrial and Satellite
XTi-3352 2 DVB-C Yes No Digital HD Cable TV
XTi-3352CI 2 DVB-C Yes Yes FTA & PAy TV, Digital HD Cable TV
XTi-3350 2
Yes No Quad Tuner - Combi Digital HD Cable and Satellite
XTi-3332 2 DVB-S/S2 Yes No Digital HD Satellite
XTi-3332CI 2 DVB-S/S2 Yes Yes FTA & PAy TV, Digital HD Satellite
XTi-3334 4 DVB-S/S2 Yes No Unicable - Digital HD Satellite
XTi-3334CI 4 DVB-S/S2 Yes Yes Unicable - FTA & PAy TV, Digital HD Satellite

1.2 Main features

  • Live TV - Stream multiple broadcast live TV channels simultaneously over the home network without using the internet or data plan
  • Whole House PVR - Record live or scheduled TV to a USB attached storage or a NAS (SMB/CIFS)
  • Multi-Device - Connect to any UPnP player device or application devices such as iPad, iPhone, tablet, smart phone, Smart TV and applications such as Kodi (formerly XBMC), VLC
  • Multi-Room - Distribute live TV over IP network avoiding complex TV installations and reception issues
  • Quality - Full broadcast quality up to UHD with 3D and surround sound
  • TV Guide - Free EPG captured from the DVB transport stream offered in XMLTV
  • Offline Playback - Watch recorded program on an Android mobile device without connecting to the home network or the internet
  • Simple Installation - No need for drivers, setup is done by scanning for available channels using the quick setup page
  • LCN - Automatic channel sorting
  • Network bandwidth optimization - Stream only the data that you need, customize the DVB stream from SPTS to specific audio, subtitle and more

1.3 Support

If you have problems using this addon you should try and contact the author via the XBMC PVR Support forum.

2 Connecting XBMC/Kodi to VBox Home TV Gateway

2.1 IPTV Simple PVR

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  1. Go to Settings -> Add-ons -> Enabled add-ons -> PVR Clients and select the IPTV Simple PVR add-on
  2. Select "Configure"

On the VBox TV Gateway

  1. Go to Settings -> Manage -> Streaming -> IPTV and copy the auto-generated m3u8 channel playlist, XMLTV EPG and icon location links

2.2 VBox TV Gateway addon

The VBox TV Gateway addon is currently under development, the alpha version is available on [1]

2.3 Tvheadend

Get the latest Tvheadend version
Script for importing VBox playlist to Tvheadend

  1. You can follow the link for a comprehensive script for importing the playlist from a VBox into tvheadend [2]

To manually set the channels

  1. Go to Conf -> DVB Inputs -> Network -> Add IPTV Add each channel as a mux for IPTV.
  2. Map the channels and name them accordingly to their name in the VBox interface