|Item model number||HDTC-2US-M|
|Item Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 11 x 7 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4 x 11 x 7 inches|
|Manufacturer||SiliconDust USA, Inc|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||July 6, 2016|
SiliconDust HDTC-2US-M HDHomeRun EXTEND.FREE Broadcast HDTV (2-Tuner), Black
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4 x 11 x 7 inches|
|Item Weight||2.2 Pounds|
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- Free over the air HDTV with more reach Watch transcoded, ‘live and recorded’ HDTV which can be viewed on multiple WiFi devices, across your home network.
- Cut the cable and save on monthly rental fees.
- Watch live HDTVon up to 2 devicessimultaneously onyour WiFi network.
- Works with ourHDHomeRun DVR soyou can watch, pauseand record.
- Watch and record infull 1080p resolutionwhere available
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SiliconDust HDHomeRun Extend.Free Broadcast HDTV (2-Tuner)
Silicondust is the innovator of the HDHomeRun line of network connected TV tuners. We offer global solutions to Live TV streaming in homes, businesses, hotels, education facilities, or anywhere Live Linear TV will be streaming to multiple viewing devices within a connected network.
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|Item Dimensions||4.00 x 11.00 x 7.00 inches||4.00 x 4.00 x 1.00 inches||10.50 x 3.63 x 7.19 inches||4.00 x 1.00 x 4.00 inches||3.90 x 4.10 x 1.00 inches|
tyle:2 OTA Tuners h.264 Transcode | Color:Black
Receive Free to air TV via an antenna allowing you to send glorious high definition content to anywhere in your home over 802.11n WiFi, or a wired Ethernet connection. No more expensive Cable TV subscriptions or cable boxes rental fees. You can now easily watch another program in a different room or enjoy football in the yard – whether on Android TV device, phone, tablet, computer or smart TV.
You can watch LIVE TV through our HDHomeRun DVR app and you can record, pause, rewind and schedule your favorite shows using the HDHomeRun DVR service*.
You can also watch and record Live TV with our Kodi/XBMC Add-On or you can record, pause, rewind and schedule programs using popular compatible third party DVR software.
*Requires Guide Subscription
Simply plug your HDHomeRun EXTEND into your router, follow the Quick Start procedure then stream LIVE TV around your home. You can watch LIVE HDTV via WiFi on an 802.11n router (minimum spec) or a wired connection. Live TV can be viewed with our own HDHomeRun DVR app (which is supported on Windows / Mac / Linux PC or Android devices such as phones, tablets, Kindle Fire, FireTV Box and Android TV). Or you can activate our full HDHomeRun DVR service. It works with your playback and network storage devices adding the ability to watch, schedule and record Live TV. For your playback devices it’s an app that connects to your home network to give you access to Live TV and recordings. Playback devices include Windows, Mac, and Android systems, with additional support on Kodi and Plex. For storage, the recording engine runs in the background on your NAS box such as the WD My Cloud.
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Fast forward to about a month ago, I was complaining to Emby developers about how live TV wasn't working as well as it should. They suggested I try turning off transcoding, which I did, then I proceeded to watching about 15 minutes of live TV. The stream suddenly cut out. I reported this to the Emby developers and then, out of curiosity, I looked at the logs on the HDHomeRun and discovered it rebooted itself with the dreaded "application watchdog" error. Emby wasn't to blame at all! I moved this tuner to the last in the list so Emby wouldn't use it and tried live TV again through Emby. No problems. It was the HDHomeRun to blame. AGAIN!
Now that I fully diagnosed the situation again and again determined I had a failing HDHomeRun on my hands. I contacted SiliconDust via email. Nine days later, they haven't responded. I called the number on their website. I got an answering machine. I fully expect to not get a call back.
I've lost count of how many failed HDHomeRuns I've gone through. For sure three EXTENDs and at least one CONNECT within three years. They advertise themselves as a cheap alternative to satellite and cable service but I can definitively say I have not saved any money due to the failure rate of SiliconDust hardware. I'll be shopping around for alternatives and recommend everyone else that reads this review to do the same.
Appears to be of good build quality. Solidly made. No buttons, one light on the LAN port. Simple.
The internal web UI for configuration is (charitably) basic, but there's really not much to configure other than transcoding options. Plex can manage the options through its DVR setup anyway. It would be nice if the web UI had some kind of integrated signal strength meter to help with positioning antenna, but there's a free android app that works well enough for this.
I tried the "beta" Android app for watching live TV and the Kodi extension running on my Amazon Fire TV (gen 1). The Android app works OK, though the video seems to stutter a bit. The Kodi extension works flawlessly. It's a little surprising that they don't have better apps since this product has been around for such a long time, but I guess most people use it in conjunction with some other software anyway.
HDHomeRun + Plex DVR is awesome. Having OTA broadcasts appear in Plex is a dream come true. I just canceled my DirecTV service. The only thing I am missing right now is being able to start watching recordings while they are in progress (though this has nothing to do with this hardware, and really just software support - perhaps Plex Live TV will support this).