So the DVR or “setup recordings” just schedules stuff so in the web you can search for any show or upcoming sports event that is in your program guide and schedule it to record new episodes or repeats and after the recording is done that item will be added to your plex library. So to answer your question yes you can schedule a recording in the web console and your recorded shows will automagically show up on your TV. Recorded items you can obviously rewind or pause or fast forward.
As far as “Live TV” until the LG TV is supported for Live TV which there is no defined date at this time you can install the HDHR V2 plugin I mentioned above and you will get a basic EPG or Electronic Programing Guide that shows you what is on right now and allows you to watch Live TV as well, you can pause using this plugin and resume! (See Shot below)
This HDHR V2 thing has been around for years way before DVR so right now its kind of disjoined where recordings are done inside Plex and Live TV is done via a 3rd party plugin.
I hope that answers your questions.
Yes, that helps. It’s a little disappointing, but I think I can work around it. I really only have 2 primary use cases for the Plex/HDhomeRun: DVR CBS shows & pause “live” events like sports.
I can get almost every show I want with a combination of Sling/Hulu/Netflix. CBS doesn’t play nice with them, which is where Plex comes in handy. Pausing “iive” TV is what I’m going to miss most about not having true DVR in the native LG Plex client. Although, it turns out that you can pause live TV when watching the Apple TV Plex client, which all of a sudden makes the Apple TV the primary box, I think.
One question, though. If I schedule a game to record, will it only appear in the “Recorded Items” after it’s complete or when it starts to record? If the latter, then I can just wait 5 minutes and effectively watch it “live.”