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Hauppauge Broadway-HD TV Tuner and Streaming Device for Apple iPad, Android Tablets, Computers, and Smartphones - Black (1436)

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  • Watch live TV at home or around the world
  • Stream live TV to the ipad, tablets, computers, or smartphones
  • Built in hd TV tuner and hardware h.264 video encoder
  • Works hardwired or wirelessly in the home
  • Compatible with windows and mac
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4 x 8 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005LMWPNM
  • Item model number: 1436
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 6, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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Watch live TV on your iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, plus PC or Mac. View larger
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Experience the ultimate in entertainment and never miss your favorite sports events, TV soaps, or live news as it unfolds in front of you anywhere in the world. Broadway is not only incredibly intelligent, it's also a dedicated personal video device that's one of the easiest to install. Bring cable or satellite TV to your iPad, iPhone, or Android phones or tablets with Google's new Android Honeycomb.

Broadway makes it easy for you to watch live TV on your iPad screen, in your home through Wi-Fi, or via the Internet when you travel. Broadway not only works with the iPad but also works with the iPhone, Android phones or tablets, plus Windows PCs or the Apple Mac. When you're at home, Broadway sends the live TV signal to your iPad or other supported device via your home Wi-Fi network. When you travel, Broadway sends the live TV signal via the Internet using a 3G connection or, if you're in a place which has Wi-Fi service such as a hotel or airport, via the local Wi-Fi connection.

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Watch TV on your iPad anywhere in your home, with one-touch channel selection
(tablet not included)

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Broadway has connections for a TV antenna, plus a satellite or cable TV box. View larger

Watch your favorite TV programs on your iPad while you're in the garden, sitting in the kitchen, or anyplace in your home where you have a Wi-Fi connection. Watch live TV on your iPad when you're in a hotel or waiting for a plane.

The Latest Streaming Technology for Mobile Entertainment

With Broadway, brought to you by the brilliant streaming video engineers at Hauppauge's PCTV Systems group, you have your TV, your way. Inside Broadway is a complete high definition digital TV receiver for clear QAM and ATSC TV. On the back are video connections to plug in your satellite or cable digital set top box. The Broadway box allows you to intelligently switch from any one of the TV sources remotely. So you can watch satellite TV or cable TV with a simple touch of your iPad screen. Broadway has built-in high performance hardware which converts TV into a format which can be watched on a Apple iPad or iPhone, plus a format which can be watched on Android devices, PCs or Macs, and all of these devices are supported with NO extra charge for software.

Having Broadway at home means never having to miss your favorite TV shows, sports events or programs again.

Watch Satellite TV on Your iPad Any Where, Any Time

Broadway includes an audio/video input with S-Video or Composite connectors. Connect your satellite set-top box to Broadway via the audio/video inputs and watch satellite TV on your iPad anywhere in the world. Broadway comes with an Infra-Red (IR) Blaster which can remotely change your channels on your satellite TV box directly from your mobile device. With one touch of the iPad screen, commands are sent to Broadway telling it to use the IR Blaster to change the channel on your satellite TV box. From anywhere in the world, you can watch your favorite TV programs on any satellite channel.

Broadway can use its IR Blaster with cable TV boxes too. You can also connect an analog video camera or webcam and turn Broadway into a video surveillance solution, viewable live from your mobile device.

Touch Navigation

Changing channels is quick and intuitive. Control what you want to watch with a touch of your finger on the iPad screen.

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Broadway Is Easy to Set Up

Setup of Broadway is easy. Connect Broadway to your TV antenna or set top box and connect it to your home router using the network cable provided. Then turn on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or PC and enter http://distan.tv into your browser. Scan for channels and then start watching live TV. It's that simple.

If your TV antenna or set top box is not near your router, don't worry. After the initial setup, Broadway will wirelessly connect to your router. Simply move the Broadway to your TV antenna or set top box, enable Broadway's wireless connection to your router, and you're all set.

To watch your TV when you're travelling outside the home, just configure your home router to allow remote access to Broadway. Not sure how to do this? Visit www.portforward.com where you get a step by step guide to walk you through setting up your router for remote access.

How Does Broadway Work?

Broadway is a Digital TV receiver with a built-in ATSC / clear QAM / analog TV tuner. It also has a high quality H.264 video compressor and a 802.11 wireless LAN controller. The powerful built-in H.264 video compressor is used to convert your digital TV signal, or video from your cable TV or satellite box, into a format which can be viewed on an Apple iPad or iPhone anywhere in the world. The H.264 video compressor can also create a Flash video format for viewing on an Android phone or tablet, PC, or Mac.

Broadway supports H.264 video compression which enables the highest quality video streaming and also allows the maximum battery usage from your Apple device. Broadway is a stand-alone, low-power device and all settings and setup can be done through your Internet browser on any Apple or Android mobile device.

What's in the Box
  • Broadway
  • Power supply
  • TV antenna
  • Ethernet network cable
  • IR learning Blaster cable to control the channel changing on a satellite or cable TV set top box
  • User manual and quick start guide

Product Description

Broadway - Watch Live TV on your ipad, at home or around the World. Broadway allows users to stream Live TV to the ipad, iphone4, Android, PC or Mac computers. This small stand alone device also sends the TV signal over your home Wi-Fi network. It can be placed anywhere in the home since it communicates hardwire or wirelessly with your home network. Broadway has a built in HD TV Tuner and hardware H.264 video encoder, which ensures the highest quality video being sent to your ipad, iphone or mobile device. And, Broadway will also stream to your Mac or PC. Whether you are at home or on the road, streaming Live TV is now easier than ever.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I'm able to record, but won't play back.
Eduardo Felix
Now don't get me wrong the iRecord is a great product and does a good job in capturing the signal from you digital cable box then recording it on a USB device.
Parkpene
To those that will defend this product, I have my email correspondence with their tech support shown below (email addresses and website links removed).
FERGON

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Working Mom in NJ on January 1, 2012
I purchased the Hauppauge Broadway for my son for Christmas. We followed the installation guide exactly and got the box up and running on the home network via wi-fi; however, it would not work over the internet or iphone 3G. Calls and emails to Hauppauge's tech support were useless. After a lot of Google searching, I figured out the problem. Some ISPs (internet service providers), especially for residential customers, will block ports. In order for the Broadway to be fully functional requires that port 80 be forwarded to the local IP of the box. In my situation, I had to upgrade my monthly internet service plan and modem. I then had to log in to my internet account and reconfigure the setting to open port 80. I double checked my router to be sure that I had properly forwarded the port. I then used a free internet port checker to confirm that the port was open. Finally, the Broadway sent the live signal to my son's iphone via the 3G. This took several days to figure it all out. Overall, the product itself is great. My only worry is that my son will try to watch live tv while he is in class! One word of caution, be sure that your cell phone wireless account has an unlimited data plan. From what I have learned, streaming the live tv can eat up data like crazy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey K on March 11, 2012
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I bought this for what is refereed as "place shifting", I have my cable box in another room and want to watch TV on my main PC, Laptop, and Android phone. It does this fairly well, but not perfectly.

On a fast Ethernet connection, it works really well, on wifi, only smaller resolutions look good, meaning wireless laptop- fair, Android phone fantastic.

The instructions stink! I configure IT hardware for a living, It still took two hours of trial and error to get it working the way I wanted. If you just accept the defaults, you will not have this device performing to it's full potential.

This product is sold overseas by PCTV Systems, I do not know if Hauppauge has a interest in this company, or is just licensing this product from them, but they are a much better source of information. I additionally emailed Hauppauge support some technical questions and have not received a response yet, not even an automated "we REALLY care".

The overseas version lists two tuners, the Hauppauge US version only has one, and only one user can access the device at a time.

Is this better then the Sling Box, Avermedia's products or the Volkano blast, I do not know, but I have been very happy with Hauppauge in the past, time will tell if they continue to develop and support this product. As of right now, I am left wondering.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Pietrzyk on June 7, 2013
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I great idea and has potential but this falls way short of promised.
The record function does not work as promised. It has trouble detecting the USB flash drive storage. I cant get it to reformat my 32Gb Duracell flash drive and the only way I can get it to detect any USB flash drive is by doing a factory reset. There is no feature allowing you to add a channel, you only have the option to rescan the channels. Not good if you have to use a rotor to access all your channels. The record functionality is so buggy its pretty well unusable and since it only has 2.4ghz wifi the playback halts so often I had to disable wifi and use ethernet and cut the streaming rate way back to keep it from hesitating a few times per minute. Hauppauge Broadway is in sad need of a firmware update and its been well over 6 months since their last one. Almost like they have abandoned this product. And they never did respond to my tech support email. They got me all excited about what they said it could do in their ads but it doesn't come close to what they say. Mine is just sitting there now. Hopefully they come out with an update that makes it more usable! Shame on you Hauppauge!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sister Ruth Miriam Irey, OCD on June 13, 2012
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I bought this product in February. I read 'working Mom's review and made sure port 80 open. It is also important to have the model number of your cable/satellite box as you will need it during setup so correct drivers can be downloaded. You also need the correct cables, S-Video and audio as they are not included. I followed the instructions that came with the box. I did not care for the layout of the instructions but I found them clear. This is not a plug and play device, it takes time to setup but the box worked for me right away. **Note: on iPhone and iPad the privacy setting in Safari cannot be set or it will not work** Broadway can also be viewed on the computer. I also attached an antenna to watch local stations in case satellite goes down in bad weather. I have been able to watch TV anywhere I go and that includes across the country. If you have 3 or 4G you can watch TV without wireless connection. If you have a limited data plan this may not be advisable. I have recommended this product to others who also love it. We have different cable and satellite boxes and it works. The only thing I disliked was having to enter all the stations into the program--the local stations scan automatically.
Update -2013- Our router and providers antennae were fighthing each other which kept knocking us offline. Providers made antennae primary which caused Broadway to stop working. I called Wireless provider and they could not fix problem. While technician here I called Hauppauge support and together they fixed the issue by changing port number in wireless providers system to 7799. We use Broadway all the time.
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