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SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL High Definition Digital TV Tuner HDHR3-US (Black) (2013 Model)

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  • Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network
  • TV sources: ATSC digital TV (antenna), Unencrypted digital cable TV (Clear QAM)
  • Works with popular DVR software
  • Seamless operation with multiple computers
  • Requirements: Dual core recommended for HD playback, 1 GB RAM recommended, 1-4 GB per 1/2 hour of DTV recording
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SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL High Definition Digital TV Tuner HDHR3-US (Black) (2013 Model) + Ortek Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004HO58SO
  • Item model number: HDHR3-EU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (507 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 5, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

HDHomeRun is a TV tuner for Ethernet-attached computers. Once it is connected to your home router, you can access the HDHomeRun Tuner from any computer, anywhere in your home. Watch or record TV from your family room, kitchen, garage, backyard, or anywhere you have a computer.

Enjoy Seamless Operation with Multiple Computers

Run Windows Media Center on multiple computers sharing the pool of HDHomeRun tuners. The tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed. Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of tuners. Tuner pooling works with Windows Media Center. Watch, pause, and record live HDTV on your iPad or iPhone wirelessly via a Wi-Fi connection in your home network through EyeTV Only.

High-Quality Streaming

The HDHomeRun streams the full-quality digital stream from the broadcaster or cable provider, ensuring that you get the highest quality possible, including 720p and 1080i HDTV when available.

Windows Media Center

Microsoft's Windows Media Center is one of the most popular DVR applications--it's included free with Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate, as well as the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions of Windows 7. The HDHomeRun also works with MCE 2005 and popular third-party DVR applications including BeyondTV, SageTV, and NextPVR.

Mac EyeTV

Elgato EyeTV and HDHomeRun brings HD television to the Mac. Get fully featured high-definition DVR from every Mac in your home. Elgato's EyeTV software not provided by SiliconDust. The EyeTV App can be purchased through iTunes.

Linux MythTV

MythTV is the leading DVR application for Linux and includes full HDHomeRun support. No kernel space drivers to install--just select HDHomeRun from the tuner list and run a channel scan.

Free Broadcast TV

Use an antenna to pick up the free broadcast digital TV (ATSC) available in your area--ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and other networks. Most locations have additional subchannels carrying programming for kids, classic TV, weather channels, and more, all available for no monthly fee.

Unencrypted Digital Cable TV

Unable to use an antenna? Connect your HDHomeRun directly to the incoming cable line to receive the unencrypted digital cable ("ClearQAM") channels your cable provider offers.

iPad and iPhone Compatible

Stream your HDTV live on your iPad and iPhone throughout your wireless network. There are three different ways to stream:

  • Use the InstaTV Pro app on your iOS device to directly stream channels on newer iOS devices from your HDHomeRun
  • Use Elgato's EyeTV software running on your Mac and the EyeTV app running on your portable device to stream live and recorded TV to any device running iOS 3.2 or later
  • Use the InstaTV Server software running on your Windows PC and the InstaTV app to stream live TV to iOS 5+ devices.

All apps are third-party products not provided by Silicondust. IPTV and satellite providers use proprietary systems that are not compatible with ATSC/QAM tuners.

Third party DVR software such as SageTV and EyeTV are NOT provided by SiliconDust and must be purchased from Elgato and SageTV.

Product Description

The HD HomeRun Dual- Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network: 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, Expand # of tuners with multiple HDHomeRun devices. TV sources: ATSC digital TV (antenna), Unencrypted digital cable TV (Clear QAM). Works with popular DVR software: Watch, Pause, Record, and 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 HDHomeRun tuners, Tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed, Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of tuners, Tuner pooling works with Windows Media Center, Free software / firmware upgrade available for download Compatible with: Windows Media Center, Elgato EyeTV - DVR for Mac, MythTV - DVR for Linux, SnapStream BeyondTV- DVR for Windows, SageTV- DVR for Windows/Linux/Mac, MediaPortal - DVR for Windows, GB-PVR - DVR for Windows. VLC - Multi-platform media viewer TSReader. MPEG-2 transport stream analysis. Specifications: 8-VSB (ATSC over-the-air digital TV), QAM64/256 (unencrypted digital cable TV), 100baseTX high speed network, 1 year warranty Requirements: Dual core recommended for HD playback, 1 GB RAM recommended, 1-4 GB per 1/2 hour of DTV recording .

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Customer Reviews

Works great and was very easy to setup.
D. Mikko
Since the TV's also have their own tuner, even while recording 2 shows we can watch live TV on other channels.
N. Mollring
I loved it so much... that I decided to buy another.
Robert J. Kierski

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

414 of 437 people found the following review helpful By Glenn R. Howes TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 13, 2011
In my house, I have a Linux home theatre PC in the TV room attached to the plasma. I have a Linux media server attached to an older TV in the basement for recordings. My wife has a Windows 7 PC on her desk. I have a MacBook Pro which I carry about and is on the home wireless network. So 4 screens in the house. All of which can call upon the HDHomerun attached to the rooftop antenna for high definition broadcast television of excellent quality, and very good reliability. The ability to share and the ease of configuration are the strong points of this device. I would not encumber my laptop with a USB dongle and a stiff length of RG-6 cable, just to watch TV, not when I have 802.11n wireless networking capable of carrying multiple HD streams at once. Nor would I want to split my antenna feed to give each PC a line in the off chance I'd want to view on it. And I certainly don't want to deal with indifferently supported USB drivers under Linux, or trying to find a home for my old PCI tuner in a house with no PCI slots.

An ARM based tablet computer, like an iPad, will not have the horsepower to directly decode HD MPEG-2 data streams, but you can setup a computer to convert the video to H.264. For instance, I can leave EyeTV running on my MacBook allowing me to watch content on my iPad. I don't do this because I don't like leaving my MacBook running constantly, but I could; modern computers are capable of realtime video conversion.

Even if you use this device with a digital cable system, you are likely to only receive local broadcast networks, so be aware.
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76 of 86 people found the following review helpful By TunaMan on April 21, 2011
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The installation may be non-trivial if you already have another tuner on your PC. If you do not have a pre-existing tuner, then I would think the HDHR3 setup would be extremely easy.

For my setup, I had to
a) disable the Windows7 LAN firewall (until I got it working and specifically added firewall rules for the two programs involved (QuickTV and Windows Media Center)
b) remove my other QAM tuner device and deleted all the old program guide data from Windows7 Media Center to get the HDHR3 channels to be seen inside Windows Media Center without manually adding them each, one-at-a-time. This involved more complexities than can be explained here.
c) Every time I ran the HDHR3 setup program, the bad firewall settings are put back. I'm running the latest available windows software from 2 weeks ago. Be certain you get the latest available from the SiliconDust website.

IP Addresses
There is no way to set a static IP within the device. You'll need a DHCP server on your network and if you want a static IP, then your DHCP server will need to provide that. This probably isn't important to all but a very few users. If you don't have DHCP then it gets more complicated since a 169.x.x.x address will be used by the device and you'll need to set that up on your PC.

Encrypted Cable
More and more digital cable channels are being encrypted. A year ago, I received over 100 ClearQAM channels, then the cable company started encrypting them. Now we are down to about 15 useful channels (local broadcast + community access + lots of shopping). Channels above 30 are all encrypted by my cable provider and cannot be viewed through this device.
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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Wally Asti on October 3, 2011
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As with previous versions of their product this one works fine, once you have installed the require software (downnloadable). Integrates very well with Windows Media Center (Windows 7 32 and 64 bit). I use it to watch over the air TV in HD. Media Center provide TV guide and Tivo like functionality: pause live TV, schedule recordings etc.

Using this tuner and Ooma for my phone service, I was able to give Verizon FIOS is marching orders, get faster, cheaper internet from RCN and cut my monthly bill down from $170 to $50. I do not miss cable at all.

One thing though, Silicon Dust's tuners (this one and previous models) just never seem to be as sensitive as the tuners built into the TVs - this is a problem with over the air reception of marginal strength tv channels.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Kierski on November 7, 2011
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As the subject indicates, I already had one of these. I loved it so much... that I decided to buy another. And... sadly... I'm thinking about buying another.

Way back, when HDTV first started being broadcast Over The Air, I bought a HDTV tuner card. Being able to record HD TV programming without having to buy a massive processor to do all the encoding was really attractive. It was really nice to record HD programming and watch it in full HD quality sometime later. I know you can buy a box that does all that... back then, you couldn't... and then you could, but it was really expensive.

As HDTV programming was added, I quickly realized that I wanted more than one tuner. That was when I purchased my first HDHomeRun Dual tuner. It was so easy to setup and so easy to use, that I quickly realized that I needed another.

I have two of these hooked to a $24 antenna. I get something like 40 - 50 HD channels. I use MediaPortal v1.2 as the recording and playback software on my P4 box running Windows XP.

So far this fall, there have been a couple of time slots where I was recording using all 4 tuners... and wished I had a 5th.

Having said all that... if you're looking for a portable device to use with your laptop when you're on the go... this isn't it.

Pros:

1 The box is really small.
2 It draws very little power.
3 It can be put almost anywhere -- I have mine in the basement next to my Antenna splitter and home network router.
4 Solid reception even on a cheap antenna.
5 Plug-n-Play. Even Win XP recognizes it as a tuner device for Media Player.
6 Almost nothing to do for setup.
7 Two tuners.
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