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SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL 2-Tuner ATSC DLNA/UPnP Compatible Streaming Media Player, HDHR4-2US

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  • Watch live TV on DLNA-compatible devices, including smart TVs, game consoles, and media players.
  • Watch TV from any computer on your network
  • Record full 1080i broadcast resolution
  • Watch, Pause, Record, and Rewind Live TV
  • Schedule and record all your favorite TV shows
  • Access 2 channels at once
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Style: 2 Tuners Standard

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Style: 2 Tuners Standard
User Guide Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00GY0UB54
  • Item model number: HDHR4-2US
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (590 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 20, 2013

Product Description

Style: 2 Tuners Standard

Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network: Watch live TV on DLNA-compatible devices, including smart TVs, game consoles, and media players. Watch TV from any computer on your network. Record full 1080i broadcast resolution. Watch, Pause, Record, and Rewind Live TV. Schedule and record all your favorite TV shows. Access 2 channels at once. TV Sources: ATSC digital TV (antenna) Unencrypted digital cable TV (Clear QAM) Works with popular DVR software: Watch, Pause, Record, & Rewind Live TV Schedule future or season recordings. Record all your favorite TV shows by name. Integrated TV guide (provided by the DVR software). Never miss your favorite show. Seamless operation with multiple computers: Run Windows Media Center on multiple computers sharing the pool of Homerun tuners. Tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed. Multiple Homerun units can be used together to expand the number of tuners. Specifications: 2 tuners. 8-VSB (ATSC over-the-air digital TV). QAM64/256 (unencrypted digital cable TV). 100baseTX high speed network. 1 year warranty. Requirements: Dual-core CPU . 2GB RAM. 6-8GB disk space per hour of HDTV recording . Compatible With: Windows Media Center. Elgato Eye TV - DVR for Mac. Myth TV - DVR for Linux. NextPVR - DVR for Windows. Media Portal - DVR for Windows. VLC - Multi-platform media viewer. Trader - MPEG-2 transport stream analysis. XBMC - Multi-platform home theatre software .

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Customer Reviews

Overall this is a great product, easy to use, easy to setup and works great!
JoeO
I had absolutely no issues at all and they gave me a cable card with no questions asked, and a number to call in order to activate the card.
DavidZeb
When complete, you should be able to tune any channel you subscribe to, except for premium channels such as HBO, Showtime, etc.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

186 of 206 people found the following review helpful By D. Baker on September 24, 2011
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!

My recommendations:
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107 of 122 people found the following review helpful By James Mccorn on October 17, 2011
Style Name: 3 Tuners Verified Purchase
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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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By WhatsTheHurry? on September 28, 2013
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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