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SiliconDust HDHomeRun CONNECT (2-Tuner)

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2 Tuners Standard
  • CordCutter Over-the-Air Streaming Media Player, HDHR4-2US
  • Cut the cable and cut the subscription costs; Watch live HDTV on up to 2 devices simultaneously on your wired network
  • Works with all popular PC DVR software so you can watch, pause and record
  • Watch many great primetime broadcast channels from your favorite networks
  • HDHomeRun is DLNA compatible and streams over UPnP.
  • TV antenna required.
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Product Description

Style: 2 Tuners Standard


Free broadcast HDTV.

The simple way to watch live HDTV on media devices throughout your home.

Forget about cable TV. Cut the cord and make ‘HDHomeRun Connect’ part of your home network
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Your devices can then receive Free broadcast TV channels via an antenna allowing you to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home via an Ethernet connection and to multiple devices. No more expensive subscriptions or cable boxes. SD (Standard Digital) also works over wifi to extend your viewing capability. You can also record, pause, rewind and schedule your favorite shows using popular compatible DVR software like Windows Media Center, Elgato EyeTV and Myth TV. Watch on the following devices: Computers, Smart TVs, games consoles, Blu-ray players and Tablets/phones.What’s Included: HDHomeRun Connect device, Cat5e cable, Power adapter and Quick start guide. What you need: Antenna suitable for reception in your area.Coax cable. Internet connection (for PVR software guide data downloads). Home network router. Computer, DLNA compatible smart TV, media player or game console. Specifications: 2 tuners. 8-VSB (ATSC over-the-air digital TV). QAM64/256 (unencrypted digital cable TV). 100baseTX high-speed network. 1 year warranty. Computer hardware requirements: Dual core CPU. 2GB RAM. 6-8 GB disk space per hour of HDTV recording. (when using third party compatible software). Non-PC devices must support TS format and MPEG2 video. Will stream SD content to compatible wireless devices via wifi. Compatible with the following software: Elgato Eye TV – DVR for Mac. MythTV – DVR for Linux. NextPVR – DVR for Windows. MediaPortal – DVR for Windows. VLC – Multi-platform media viewer. TSReader – MPEG-2 transport stream analysis. XBMC – Multi-platform home theatre software. Seamless operation - Easy to set up - Follow our quick setup guide inside. Expand your system - Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of devices you can watch simultaneously. Multiple computer access - Run Windows Media Center on multiple computers sharing the pool of HDHomeRun tuners. Automatic allocation - Tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed.

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Technical Details

Brand Name SiliconDust
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 4 x 1 x 4 inches
Item model number HDHR4-2US

Technical Specification

User Guide Manual [PDF ]

Additional Information

ASIN B00GY0UB54
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 1,220 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > External TV Tuners
#37 in Computers & Accessories > External Components
#59 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 20, 2013

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From the Manufacturer

HDHomeRun CONNECT HDHomeRun EXTEND HDHomeRun PRIME
No. of Tuners 2 2 3
DLNA streaming
Receives free digital broadcast -
Receives digital cable subscription TV - -
TV over ethernet connection HD HD HD
TV over WiFi SD HD SD
Watch on tablets and phones with our app SD HD SD

Customer Reviews

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Style Name: 3 Tuners Verified Purchase
I've been following this product since it was first promised earlier this year. I read all the gotchas, problems, etc, and thought I would be able to use that knowledge to help when I finally got the product myself and installed it. I also have an HDHR so thought it would be similar. Here's my experience:

I received it today (wonderful one-day shipping from Amazon), and had picked up my MCard (CableCard) at Cox yesterday. Hooked everything up, plugged everything in, and went through the install - so far pretty straightforward. The setup did upgrade the firmware to 20110830, however, on SiliconDust's website they've released 20110920beta1, so I went ahead and upgraded to the latest. Finally get to the part where you call your cable company, and that's where things started getting interesting. The first call activated successfully, and I thought it was done, I said thank you and goodbye. But I only got basic channels, not extended (no ESPN, CNN, etc). So I called back, and she sent "hits" and "INITs", to no avail. Finally she had me unplug the Prime, pull out the CableCard, plug it back in and re-insert the CableCard. Then she re-paired it. But in my error, I gave her the wrong codes (you give them three ID codes). I didn't know that when you unplug, remove and reinsert the CableCard, it generates a new ID for the Data code. The other two codes are static. She couldn't get it to pair up again, but strangely, I started receiving all the channels! So we assumed everything was fine, even though it wasn't activated. Sure enough, in a few minutes I lost the channels again. A third call to Cox, and I gave him the correct codes (even though he was on the verge of saying he would just as soon send a tech out), and finally, it all worked!

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[Update: because the new AppleTV supports Dolby Digital, someone was able to write an app to view live TV streamed from this box. It isn't a full DVR, but it is what I wanted to watch live sports.]

As a developer of software for HDHomeruns (I have an app for measuring signal quality, Signal GH, in the iOS App Store) I keep an eye on new hardware from SiliconDust. Thus, I was willing to buy a copy when the HDTC-2US transcoding tuner came out even though I have more than enough tuners in my house. Unfortunately, while this device was built with growing functionality in mind, with its transcoding feature and generally beefier hardware, it hasn't grown yet. It might be a better idea to purchase a much cheaper old dual tuner model and wait for software to be released for this model (which should be cheaper then too).

SiliconDust claims this contains a next generation, more sensitive, less noisy tuner and I can confirm (via looking at a middling channel with my app) that their is a noticeable improvement in symbol error rate (a measure of how the data stream is degraded and what the device itself gives as a measure of quality) over the previous generation single and dual tuner models. If you have a channel which is maddeningly close to working, this tuner may be the difference between working and not working. The effect is small, perhaps a 3% improvement in signal quality; where the older tuner might show 74% symbol quality, this tuner might show 77% symbol quality, but it is consistently better. This was against the
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March 5, 2014
Thanks for the review, Glenn. We have released a couple new firmware versions to improve the fan behavior, and we have more in the works. Support for transcoded video in EyeTV, MythTV, and WMC is now available as well. We're working on getting approval for conversion of the audio. It's not quite as simple as just writing a check, it requires approval from certain companies and the process takes quite a while to complete (just ask any app developer who has gone through it). As soon as we get approval, that will be made available via firmware update.

Jason - Silicondust
Style Name: 3 Tuners Verified Purchase
I was tired of renting a DVR and cable modem for $36+tax/mo from Time-Warner Cable, so I decided to buy my own equipment.

Replacing the cable modem was pretty easy - just get one from their list and call them with the MAC address and return theirs, it'll pay for itself in under a year.

Replacing the DVR required more effort but the end result is much better than a rented DVR. The HDHomeRun PRIME is the start for CableCard-based independence.

With Time-Warner Cable, here's what you need:

1. The HDHomeRun PRIME
2. A CableCard from Time-Warner Cable ($2.50/month)
3. A free Cisco DTA 170HD Digital Transport Adapter (connected via USB to the HDHomeRun PRIME, it transparently re-tunes switched digital video) from Time-Warner Cable
4. Windows Media Center on a PC that's on your LAN. This is a must; nothing else will play anything but local broadcast TV on Time-Warner!
5. Activate the CableCard as well as the Cisco Adapter with customer support over the phone. You'll use your web browser to see the HDHomeRun PRIME, and plan on 1/2 to 1 hour to get to the right support rep
6. Install the HDHomeRun PRIME software/driver on the PC
7. Get Windows Media Center PC properly configured for the HDHomeRun PRIME. This is pretty quick from WMC's tasks - settings menus

The reason that Windows Media Center is the only viable computer software for TWC is that TWC transmits the copy-once flag for virtually every channel. Connect any other PC/Mac program (including VLC) to the HDHomeRun Prime and it will refuse to play almost all channels within one second or less. The Time-Warner people confirmed for me that WMC is the only fully functional computer-based solution.
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