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SiliconDust HDHR3-CC HDHomeRun PRIME - Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network

  • Three Tuners
  • DLNA and UPnP Support
  • Watch TV on your network
  • Premium cable TV channels
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Unleash Your Cable TV with CableCARD™

The simple way to send live streaming, premium cable TV to all your home media devices.

  • No need to rent set-top boxes for every room
  • Watch live HD TV on up to 3 devices together on your Wi-Fi or wired network
  • Works with all popular DVR software so you can watch, pause and record
  • Access premium cable subscription channels using CableCARD™
  • Stream Live SD premium subscription TV directly to your Android device with our HDHomeRun VIEW app
Make the Most of Your Cable TV Service and Reduce Your Costs at the Same Time

When you make "HDHomeRun" part of your home network you're able to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home via a sired connection, SD over Wi-Fi and to multiple devices. You can now easily record a second channel, watch another program in a different room or enjoy football in the yard, all while the kids are watching their favorite show, too - whether on a tablet or smart phone via our app, or computer or TV via DLNA. No more expensive cable boxes.

You can also record, pause, rewind and schedule your favorite shows using popular compatible DVR software like Windows Media Center and Myth TV.

Watch on the Following Devices:

What's Included:

  • HDHomeRun Prime Device
  • Cat5e Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

What You Need:

  • Subscription to digital cable service
  • Cable card rented from cable provider
  • Internet connection (Wi-Fi)
  • Home network router
  • Computer, Smart device such as tablets, DLNA compatible smart TV, media player or game console


  • 3 Tuners
  • Premium cable TV (CableCARD)
  • MPEG2 and MPEG4/H.264, SD and HD channels
  • 100/1000Mbps high-speed network
  • 1-Year warranty

Computer Hardware Requirements:

  • Dual core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 6-8GB disk space per hour of HDTV recording (when using third party compatible software)
  • Non-PC devices must support TS format and MPEG2 video
  • Copy protected channels require support from WMDRM or DTCP-IP

Compatible with the Following Software:

  • Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8
  • Android 4.0 + devices (SD only)
  • DLNA - compatible devices with DTCP-IP support
  • Game consoles
  • Smart TV's
  • Other devices supporting DTCP-IP
  • HDHomeRun Expand is not compatible with satellite TV

Seamless Operation


Easy to Set Up - Follow our quick setup guide inside.


Expand Your System - Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of devices you can watch simultaneously.


CableCARD™ Access - We use the CableCARD™ system which enables you to watch your favorite premium shows live!


Convenient App - Install our app available from the app store or Google Play to watch content on your smart mobile devices.

Get the Most Suitable Box for Your Lifestyle.

  No. of Tuners DLNA/UPnP streaming Receives free digital broadcast Receives digital cable subscription TV HD TV over Ethernet connection TV over Wi-Fi Watch on tablets and phones with our app

Learn more about the SiliconDust HDHR3-CC

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the SiliconDust HDHR3-CC

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  • Kent K.
  • 1/6/2015 4:23:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsComcast Cable Unit..

Pros: Unit work great, 3 tuners, the unit 5 eggs , Comcast ZERO eggs , since they have to work together 3 eggs

Cons: The big problem is that Comcast Sucks, they say it will cost you less but it cost the same a box from them, their retention department is a joke... If you can use anyone else do it,,, watch out as the sales department will lie to you to get a sale. The real only way to fix it is cut the cable...

Other Thoughts: When you talk to Comcast you must record everything, as later nothing can be done unless you disconnect. Get them to send to you details before you connect.... Then they slip in a thing or two. Like I said their RETENTION department is a total JOKE....

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  • Frank C.
  • 1/6/2015 8:37:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Good little product. Works well with today's machines. Recommend at least a Quad Core Cpu. Owned for a long time now and have had no issues. I have a review on you tube under SilSiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME - Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network HDHR3-CC.

Cons: Will not work with direct tv and no PPV or Video on demand

Other Thoughts: Will Save money on DVR cost.

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  • Michael E.
  • 12/26/2014 12:20:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA Real DVR

Pros: This is well worth the money if you would like to record cable television including premium that channels such as HBO and showtime(which are encrypted). With a windows 7 PC, a gigabit network and 5-10 mins of your time and this device is every easy to setup

Cons: To be honest i cant find or think of one valid con I have had with this device.

Other Thoughts: My setup with this DVR/capture device is an AMD athlon X2 2.8Ghz, 2 GB of RAM, was using a R4350 but now I running a R7770 (which I use for games) So you dont need a powerful system to use this device. In order to use this device you will need to get a cable card from your ISP, I STRONGLY recommend you research and see if this product is compatible with your network as not all cable tv providers/ISP support cable cards.

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  • Craig S.
  • 12/24/2014 9:19:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Can record digital/HD cable from Comcast. Can be installed anywhere in my house. Less equipment to rent from "big cable." Activation was easy compared to what I had read. , and I waited about 2-3 minutes and the cable card started scanning for channels.

Cons: took some getting used to with Seagate FAT+ and Sony DLNA tv. Teaching the wife and kids how to use.

Other Thoughts: I connected this with a HDHR4-2US and the WMC records on the antenna channels as priority leaving cable tv available to stream live. WMC states a limit of 4 tuners cable card and 4 tuners from antenna.
Note to Jon T. from RI: Cox cable will be dumping analog channels soon, you might want to reconsider trying the prime again. Here in CT Cox cable has given us the heads up as a business customer at my work.

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  • John T.
  • 12/19/2014 7:03:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot for analog Cox RI

Pros: played well with my LAN

Cons: Unable to view analog channels
Tech support response clarity

Other Thoughts: Re-reading the original response to my, 'will it work for me' to SiliconDust tech support; they gave just enough info that I could have guessed that I would not get the majority of channels that any other TV/tuner card will easily get.

The second (troubleshooting) email explained that my locale transmits analog & digital channels and the HDHR3-CC is unable to decode the analog signals. This is the info I was looking for pre-purchase.

'Any channels that don't have a . or - in the number are not clear QAM (that is, unencrypted digital), but rather analog. HDHomeRun devices can not receive analog channels. " -- SD

RMA'd within 24 hours, a new record for me. I will look for a tuner that can do both signal types; luckily, that's the vast majority of tuners.

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  • Peter S.
  • 12/16/2014 5:50:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the effort

Pros: Does what it is supposed to. As a network attached device, it is very flexible. Saves cable box charges

Cons: A pain to set up. Literally took 5 calls to Charter and a Tech to come out to my house.

Other Thoughts: I had seriously considered cutting the cable with Charter but I installed a HDHomeRun Duel and really liked it. I decided to give the Prime a try. It has worked great. I initially tried TVHeadEnd which worked well with the Duel but ended up installing a Mythbuntu backend. It has taken a lot of computer time and Googling but I have just about gotten everthing perfect. My wife is starting to warm up to the system and enjoys the complete control via her I-pad. Mostly Kodi frontends FWIW

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  • Yan T.
  • 12/12/2014 2:44:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy 2nd Prime and 5th HDHomerun

Pros: Price is very reasonable for what they can do, Quality is superb as I do not have problems whatsoever with their hardware over several year use, Simple installation, but setup can be tedious depending on your network configuration. Hardware and software start to mature over the years. Generally pretty good support through email and forums. The forums do have pretty extensive information and help.

Cons: Setup for recording TV programs can be complex if Microsoft Media Center is not used. I tried with some other software but the results were just not as ideal as Media Center, which however, costs $99 extra over the regular Windows 8.1 and $9.99 over the Windows 8.1 Pro. Windows 7 premium and pro do come with Media Center free.

Other Thoughts: I started with the old design HDHomerun which do not use cable card and only play unencrypted clear QAM channels several years ago. Some time ago, Comcast channel broadcast format changed and only the HDHomerun Prime can be used with cable card. My wife loves TV recording so much that we ran out of tuners when she recorded 3 channels at a time. So, I bought another Prime to give me another 3 tuners. Note that you have to use a software (practically free) called TunerSalad to be able to use more than 4 cable card tuners in Microsoft Media Center. The total system with 2 Prime's, 3 TVs, 4 desktop computers and 2 laptops just work smoothly for watching and recording TV programs with almost no glitches. I used to have to reset the "receiver module" periodically. Now, I hardly have to do any reset anymore. It must be at least two months for me to reset anything. This can be attributed to the several software and hardware upgrades continuously by Silicondust. It also may be due to my switching from wireless connection to a dedicated network for strictly HDHomerun using powerline adapters and switches. This network is separated from the wireless network assessing internet. Each computer connected to the TV's have two NICs. I do not use high price premium equipment. Each NIC costs me only $15, the powerline adapters $39 for two. For less than $100, one can setup this 2nd network. So far, after several year use, the system works almost flawless.
Our HOA has a bulk contract with Comcast allowing us to have four outlets. I believe that for each outlet, you are entitled to one free cable card. 2nd card on the same device may require a monthly cost. Prime only requires one cable card, so I have two cable cards free of monthly charge. I read some people have cable card activation problems. The technicians installing both the first one and the second cable card had them working in less than 1/2 hour.

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  • rafael s.
  • 12/10/2014 3:15:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTech Support by email only??

Pros: plays your cable channels on your computer without the need of a box rental from your cable provider.

Cons: Tech support! Im having a problem with playing hbo on my windows media center but the only way i can get help is through email??? Thats so slow! Cant i just talk to someone on the phone? Im trying to solve an easy problem but it takes forever if i have to wait for email responses. Minus an egg for that this is the 21st century.

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  • Timothy R.
  • 12/3/2014 12:28:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: 3 devices + one Cable Card = great deal
Generally very good signal. Especially since i hard wired my HTPC to the router i've had almost no pixelation. My wife rarely experiences it either via Wi-fi.

Cons: Don't have the patience to deal with all of the bad support from Comcast to get the one premium channel i'm missing.

I've spoken with so many people that clearly dont know what they're doing. I wont speak to any more in hopes that there is a rare chance that i will find that one person who can actually configure the card to give me premium channels. For fortunately HBO go exists and works fine on all of my computers anyway!

Other Thoughts: I did not buy it from Newegg, although i wish i had now cause the price is a little better.. But it really doesnt matter, its very much worth the price. Buy it. Buy it now. Even without cable its a pretty handy machine for recording multiple shows at once.

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  • James K.
  • 12/1/2014 7:57:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing is great!

Pros: Charter Cable customer here.. This was not as hard to set up as everyone seems to say. I went to my local charter store and asked for a cable card and tuning adapter. They knew exactly what i needed and registered the devices. I hooked everything up and then called charter to push the signal... after a short period of waiting everything was up and running! I was worried it was going to be more difficult...

The box seems to work flawlessly. I'm streaming to multiple computers over the gigabit network and 1 computer via wifi. The wifi took a second longer to start, but also seems to work just fine.

I'm taking back all my digital boxes back to charter!

Cons: None so far

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