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.
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.
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.
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.