I'm currently with Virgin Media and have a setup that I'm quite happy with but I'm sick of the constant price hikes. We don't watch much TV, but it is useful to have a recording box as it means we can easily watch what we want when we do get chance to watch.
I currently have it setup as follows:
Virgin Tivo HD box. HDMI output goes to an active splitter box, one output from this goes to the living room TV and the other goes to another room downstairs where there is another active splitter which goes to a TV there and another long lead to upstairs to a TV upstairs.
So the HD signal is mirrored to 3 TVs. This has worked perfectly. We can use our phones/tablets to change the channel on the Tivo box.
I also have Kodi on each TV (android or raspberry pi) which also plays media from a linked HDD.
As a minimum I would like a freeview system which records and can output via HDMI so that I can split it to the 3 TVs. I would also like it to have an app based remote control to change the channel from other rooms if possible (like the Tivo does). Catchup TV would also be useful.
To make it even better (and I don't know if this is possible?), it would be even better if I could access the recorded programmes over the network to play on Kodi.
I don't have a dish or an aerial so will need to get one, but it does mean I don't mind if it is dish based or aerial based. Ideally no more than £200 to get setup.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.