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SiliconDust HDHomeRun HDHR-T1-US Single Networked High Definition Digital Television (Windows7 Certified / Compatible)

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Single Tuner
  • Supports ATSC over-the-air digital TV (8VSB) and unencrypted digital cable TV (QAM64/256)[Not compatible with satellite TV]
  • MEMORY: 512 MB RAM minimum, 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Operating System: Windows Media Center (Windows 7, Windows Vista Home, Premium Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of tuners
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Product Details

Style: Single Tuner
  • Item Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002PQ4XWI
  • Item model number: HDHR-T1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,999 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2009

Product Description

Style: Single Tuner

Now you can watch, pause and record digital and HDTV channels from any computer on your home network. Transform you computer into a home entertainment system with SiliconDust's HDHomeRun. This tuner solution plugs into your network and lets you receive both over the air digital TV and unencrypted digital cable TV content from your cable company. Multiple computers can use the HDHomeRun. It captures full broadcast resolution, up to 1080i high definition without degrading the quality. You can record hours of your favorite digital TV shows directly on your hard drive and edit out unwanted content. Store your collection on an external drive, portable device or burn it to a disc. The HDHomeRun is compatible with Windows Media Center including Windows7, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate and many third party solutions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The included DVR software lets you record your favorite shows onto your hard drive so you can watch them whenever you want.

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Customer Reviews

I use it with Standard TV Antenna Signals, I get 47 Digital channels in my area!
Raymond Boettcher
As a software engineer I'm impressed with the quality of the publicly available code for controlling the device.
Glenn R. Howes
Another benefit is that many SageTV users have this product, so the support on their forums is extensive.
William Campbell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

240 of 250 people found the following review helpful By JarOfSonicMen on August 10, 2008
Style Name: Dual Tuner
OK, let's get the cons out of the way first: This box does not have a slot for CableCards, which means that you are not going to use it to record anything except either OTA digital TV (from an antenna) or the major networks on clear QAM from your cable. That's just the way it is, that's what this box was designed to do, and that cannot be changed. It will not pick up analog or encrypted-digital cable channels. It does not interact with your television at all, unless you are using your TV as a computer monitor. This is NOT the way to convert your old TV to receive digital TV.

So what good is it? You can use it to pick up digital TV from an antenna or unencrypted QAM (usually network) cable signals, and stream to your computer for watching or recording.

I have two of these on my local network. I use them to stream Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS to my MythTV box, where I record everything broadcast by the Big 4 in primetime onto 2 750GB disks, which hold about 2 weeks of the programming I record. I have demoted my TiVos to cable-channel and backup network use.

If your computer is not dual-core, it's not powerful enough to watch HDTV with (though it will do OK recording, if you have something else to watch with/on).

This unit also has a builtin infrared port that will transmit the codes from your remote control to your computer after you configure it.

It does come with some software, but I don't know what it does, I already had my older HDHomerun hooked up, and just added this one in MythTVSetup. As another reviewer mentioned, there is not a toll-free number to call for support, they use the internet and forums at silicondust.
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89 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Glenn R. Howes TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 23, 2008
Style Name: Dual Tuner
[Update: Silicon Dust has shipped the HDHomerun Dual as a replacement for this product. I've purchased a copy for testing, and it is nice, replacing my original HDHomerun seamlessly in my antenna system. Signal quality on the newer device seems more consistent with fewer dropouts of marginal channels. As it is cheaper, somewhat more energy efficient and smaller, the only reason not to buy the newer model is if you intend to devote 1 tuner to QAM cable, and the other tuner to an antenna, which would be impossible given the single coax port.]

What I like about this product is the flexibility a networked device delivers. All the computers in my house can access it as needed: the Linux box running MythTV, the Vista PC running Media Center, the Mac running EyeTV. Even my iPhone can access the HDHomerun to check on antenna signal quality (using an iPhone application I wrote: Signal GH). A tuner in a PCI slot or on a USB dongle would not be nearly as useful and would tend to be harder to setup as special device drivers would be required. And if every computer had its own tuner, my antenna signal strength would be split down to nothing.

I was an early adopter of this gadget, purchasing one in November 2006. It has been reliable and has good sensitivity for over the air broadcasts hooked up to my rooftop antenna. The manufacturer has released a steady stream of firmware updates resulting in a gadget you can rely on not to crash. As a software engineer I'm impressed with the quality of the publicly available code for controlling the device.

I've found it to be extremely easy to use with MythTV, making it one of the few easy things about MythTV.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By John S. Lyon Smith on May 16, 2008
Style Name: Dual Tuner
This product is fantastic. After receiving the device I literally plugged it in to the cable TV, network and power, installed the EyeTV 3.0 software on my iMac and BAM!! It was working. Beautiful high definition television TV right on my Mac desktop. I cannot fault the device. Yes it is ugly but you can put in a cupboard on on a shelf and never have to look at it again. I really don't understand why Amazon doesn't stock the device. The only downsides that I have encountered are with the Electronic Program Guide for the EyeTV software which actually uses TitanTV. It took 24 hours for it to download the first program guide, and then I had to manually tweak all the stations.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Scott on April 9, 2009
Style Name: Dual Tuner Verified Purchase
This device is MAGIC. I had XP with Media Center 2005 with a dual-tuner analog (NTSC) card. I needed to add digital (ATSC) tuners for the OTA digital transition in June, but still need analog for some in-house devices that broadcast analog via RF modulators.

I tried several different analog/digital combo and hybrid cards. I had the best luck with the Hauppauge 2250, but that "best" still meant random lockups in MCE, corrupted recordings, codec problems, and hours with technical support and different driver versions. None of the cards provided anything approaching stable operation.

Then I found the HDHomeRun. The install worked first time, XP Media Center saw both the new tuners, and everything works perfectly. I now have FOUR tuners (the two old NTSC, and the two new ATSC in the HDHomeRun) and all work flawlessly. No lockups, no reboots, no driver nightmares.

Some technical tips:
- If you want to use HDHomeRun with XP Media Center 2005, you must have an analog tuner card installed before installing HDHomeRun. This is because XP MCE2005 requires a analog tuner. Vista MCE and Windows7 MCE do not have this requirement, so they can use HDHomeRun without any internal tuner card. Similarly, third-party TV/PVR apps can use the HDHomeRun on XP without an internal tuner card.
- With XP and Media Center 2005, you must have the Media Center Rollup update installed. There are instructions and links for this on SilconDust's web page.
- Two concurrent video streams from the HDHomeRun will generate about 60mbps on your local network. That's 60% of a 100mbps network, which is fine if you don't have much other traffic on your LAN. If you have a lot of other traffic, consider upgrading your LAN to gigabit Nics/Routers/Switches.
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