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SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME 3-Tuner DLNA/UPnP Compatible Streaming Media Player, HDHR3-CC

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  • Compatible With: Windows Media Center (for use with encrypted or copy controlled content),
  • Works with existing HDHomeRun Units, HDHomeRun PRIME can be added to your existing,
  • TV sources: Unencrypted digital cable TV, Premium digital cable TV
  • Three Tuners: Anywhere on Your Network QAM64/256
  • Works with popular DVR software
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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 7 x 1 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004HKIB6E
  • Item model number: HDHR3-CC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (617 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 25, 2011
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Product Description

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME (HDHR3-CC)

HDHomeRun PRIME is a network-attached, digital cable TV tuner. It enables you to watch digital cable television on any screen within your home, including PCs, smart TVs, game consoles, tablets, and phones. It uses industry-standard CableCARD content protection, enabling access to subscription and HD channels, and securely delivers that to DLNA-compliant devices supporting DTCP-IP content protection.

Use your network router to eliminate the need for set top boxes in every room.
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Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network

Watching Premium TV has never been easier. Stream live TV to smart TVs, Blu-ray players, media players, PCs, All-in-ones, Ultrabooks, Android devices, and game consoles. SiliconDust is continually launching user friendly device apps, including the new Samsung Smart Hub App and the upcoming Android app with DTCP-IP support. SiliconDust device apps allow for one click access to live TV on devices. One click and you're watching live TV.

Device Compatibility

Enjoy a wide range of device compatibility, including: Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8, Android4.0+ devices (SD only), DLNA compatible devices with DTCP-IP support (e.g. Sony PlayStation 3). When used with an Xbox 360, or a media center extender, it allows access to live TV and all the recorded TV on your main PC.

Works with (non-copy protected channels only)

Windows Media Center on Windows7/8, MythTV 0.25 or later – DVR for Linux/Mac (copy freely channels only), NextPVR – DVR for Windows (copyfreely channels only), MediaPortal –DVR for Windows (copy freely channels only), JRiver Media Center – DVR for Windows(copy freely channels only), InstaTV Pro – direct streaming on iOS and Android devices + transcoding on a Windows PC (copy freely channels only), HomeRunTV app– direct streaming on Android (copy freely SD channels only), DLNA-compatible smart TVs and media players.

DVR Usage

Use Windows Media Center, NextPVR, MediaPortal, JRiver Media Center, or MythTV with your HDHomeRun PRIME to have a full PVR solution to replace your cable box. Record all your favorite TV shows, schedule future or season recordings, consult the integrated TV guide, and never miss your favorite shows. Recordings typically use 4-8GB per hour for HD, 1-2GB per hour for SD.

How the SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME works
Access your premium channels anywhere in your home network.
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HDHomeRun PRIME is designed for use with digital cable. It will not work with analog channels, an antenna, satellite, or IPTV services. HDHomeRun PRIME is designed for use with US digital cable utilizing CableCARD technology. It is not compatible with cable systems that do not use CableCARD, including most in Canada and all in Europe.

  • Compatible With: Windows Media Center (for use with encrypted content)
  • Supports CableCARD conditional access, providing access to the premium cable channels from your PC
  • Works with existing HDHomeRun units
  • Three Tuners: Anywhere on Your Network QAM64/256
  • Works with popular DVR software
  • Compatible with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Overall this is a great product, easy to use, easy to setup and works great!
Follow the installation instructions for Windows Media Center and it will find the HDHomeRun and configures WMC to work with the tuner.
Picture quality is better than my Comcast cable box, can record or watch three things at a time and can handle premium channels.
Brandon L Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

191 of 213 people found the following review helpful By D. Baker on September 24, 2011
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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!

My recommendations:
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109 of 124 people found the following review helpful By James Mccorn on October 17, 2011
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HDHomeRunPrime provides cable card decryption for my Comcast TV. Converting the encrypted channels that you pay for (anything above ch 30 and above) into IPTV format.
I have tested it with Microsoft Media Center and have found that it works well streaming the content real time over the Ethernet. For those who do not have Microsoft you should be glad to know that they support a variety of TV watching applications (on Linux to boot). However their is one big thing to note. If a broadcast has been flagged on TV you cannot watch or record it on any program except Microsoft Media Center. Be sure to check to see if your TV provider flags all broadcasts or leaves it off by default. Comcast (which I have) leaves about 99% of their TV programing un-flagged by default. ALSO for flagged broadcasts be sure your have a complete hdcp complaint setup as the flag requires that type of DRM.

Now as for streaming stability, I have noticed that if you go to wireless and attempt to access HDTV their will be some glitches as wireless does not provide the consistent quality of service and will drop packets causing your show to stutter. Wireless N might be a possible solution to solve this issue. However all I have is wireless A and G so I cannot test N.

Recording TV shows on any PC is now possible no matter its location in the house. We have three pc's and this device can send HD TV to all three without even breaking a sweat. Keep in mind if you have Ethernet over power in your home it will have the same issues as wireless. (How do you think I know that >_>

Silicon Dust provides a TV preview window so that you can quickly see if the device is working when you activate it.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By WhatsTheHurry? on September 28, 2013
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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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