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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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HDHR4-2US
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.

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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

Specifications:

  • 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

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

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

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

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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.

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Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the SiliconDust HDHR3-CC

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  • mark s.
  • 4/19/2015 8:04:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell Worth The Savings!

Pros: No more FIOS rentals
More stable than FIOS boxes

Cons: None - only three turners, can't wait for a 6 tuner

Other Thoughts: I am using this unit with FIOS service. I am using a FIOS Gateway which is their AC class router. I am using WIFI for all of my video sources and have no issue what so ever streaming HD video. This unit works great, very stable. I have only had to reboot it once due to a power outage. Other than that, stone solid. I wish they had a turner with more tuners.

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  • Joseph B.
  • 4/18/2015 7:27:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat a dissapointment

Pros: I honestly can't think of one.

Cons: This was a hassle from the time it came out of the box. I never not once got the tuners to connect. I followed the instructions to the T as little as it was. When I tried to open a ticket with the manufacturer I never received a response at all. I've become so disgusted with it I put it in the box and stuck it back in the closet. I was to late to get a refund and it was a hard $79.00 lesson learned.

Other Thoughts: Charter will give you no assistance with setting this up and they told me they had never heard of this brand name. I'm beginning to understand why.
Silicon Dust you got me this once...... you want get my money ever again.

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  • Trim B.
  • 4/16/2015 6:32:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo good

Pros: Can do so much with so little - TV on phone, tablet, laptop, or actual television set. You name it, you can probably watch it.

Cons: Initial setup was the hardest part..but even then it only took 20 minutes.

Other Thoughts: Why even buy cable boxes anymore, those guys not only gouge you on monthly costs for cable, but also make you overpay for a TV experience that can be mimicked with 3rd party softwares.

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  • Eric C.
  • 4/15/2015 1:26:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNow were talkin!!

Pros: Tunes my HD channels over the network. Man, if only I looked into CableCard boxes a little more, I would have bought one of these a long time ago. Saves me money in cable box fees.Helps me get rid of cable lines going into all the rooms with tv tuner's on the PC's, which is like EVERYBODY'S almost. The reception is much clearer with a digital tuner, channels are BEAUTIFUL!!.

Cons: Can't really give an honest con that is the fault of SiliconDust. The only major issue I had was getting the card setup correctly at the local cable company. After that got all straightened out, I have had no other issues except for issues in "OTHER THOUGHTS"

Other Thoughts: Hopefully this info is helpful:

In your diagnostic front page, make sure that it shows..

Card Authentication success
Card OOB Lock success
Card Validation success

The info the cable company will need, is the CableCARD ID, Host ID, & Data #'s.

Take note, AFTER the card gets validated, your data number will probably change, stay on the line with the tech till the new data number matches on their end as well.

Once you get the go ahead, then scan for channels and they should all be there.

I have this setup for 5 computers and 1 android. I had DRM issues on one PC, On the other I had to reinstall the HDHomerun software to get it working in WMC. The DRM issue PC was my HTPC/Gaming computer that's connected to the big screen. Got that issue resolved and dang, it sure is nice getting rid of the cable box. I have a Logitech wireless keyboard/touchpad and a WMC remote connected to that setup.

Android SD channels all tune just fine, HD channels stutter every once in a while (Galaxy S5).

Also, for those having the dreaded DIGITAL CABLE ADVISOR failure, try this.... Check your MONITOR driver. On 2 of the PC's I configured, the DCA failed on the video card, after updating drivers and what have you, I still had the issue, so I'm flipping though driver info for the displays, and I notice that TEAM VIEWER was set as the driver provider. All I did was ROLL BACK the driver, this allowed me to keep using Team Viewer and pass DCA using a Microsoft provided driver till I downloaded updated ones from the manufacturer.

It does take some skill to configure this unit and I wanna say each of the individual problems I encountered were solved with just a bit of research. I would hope that others who purchase this unit and have problems with it, don't hate it right off the bat... research the problem, get it setup right, it works fantastic!!

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  • Douglas H.
  • 4/13/2015 12:29:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot happy

Pros: Easy setup when it works.

Cons: Just doesn't work right. WMC will just stop in the middle of watching a show or recording one. Have to manually pull the plug to reset it often. Can't get setup channel scan to run to finish. Get pixelation breakups on 1Gig network. Support ONLY by email.

Other Thoughts: I sent it back to vendor (RMA) and they replaced it with referb.. Now I don't have retail box so I'm stuck with it. I should have returned to Newegg as they would have refunded my money or given credit.

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  • Brockton W.
  • 4/3/2015 3:06:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: 3 tuners that allow you to record 3 shows at the same time in Windows Media Center. Cheaper then a cable box per month. Can be used on Linux. Raspberry PI supported OS's can be found. Your device (smartphones have an app so you can watch live TV from it) does not need a tuner to watch.

Cons: 1st setup can be hard getting a card is tricky when activating card that the cable company provides you with the same it is almost like they don't want you to pay half the price for one cable box each month for a device that takes the place of at least 3 boxes (you only can have 3 devices connected at the same time on different channels on live and/or recording tv). The ones that my cable company provide would not let you connect to your computer unless your computer has a tuner built in already and only one device. That is not a device flaw more of a cable company thing. If I was going with issues with the device it would be it needs more tuners ;)

Other Thoughts: I am know that at some point cable TV providers are going to change their system in the future to disable the cards at that time I think I'll just cut the TV and only pay for internet.

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  • Neil R.
  • 3/31/2015 8:29:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove this device

Pros: Easy set up . very compatible with many different applications/software.
Saved me thousands in cable fees for DVR and HD boxes over the years.Had mine since 2011.

Cons: Does not have 4 or 5 tuners! Although one can purchase another homerun and activate another card. Charter charges $2.00 a month per access card.

Other Thoughts: This device with the right apps will work like a slingbox. Watching live TV and recordings or start recordings when you are away from your home from most if not all device platforms. This does require a dedicated PC for server functions and some diligence at getting it going. Once set up it has run without issue.

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  • Timothy T.
  • 3/30/2015 8:55:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHD HomeRun Prime

Pros: Ease of setup. 3 tuners. Small form factor. Access to 3 tuners from Prime to any device on home network. ( at any time I can have any combo of 3 devices pulling or recording from the Prime ) Integrated well with WMC. Used My Channel Logos to get channel icons. Works great. Love the setup.

Cons: None as of yet. Not one hiccup as of yet.

Other Thoughts: I am writing this to hopefully help others. The HD HomeRun Prime is an excellent device if you wish to ditch the cable company's box which you pay monthly rental fees for. I have Comcast triple play package in North Louisiana and it works very well with Comcast here. I previously had a satellite provider and dsl for internet but decided to switch to Comcast mainly for my wife and kids. We have 4 PC's and a multitude of other tablets, laptops and phones, etc., and with kids use a lot of bandwith. LOL Setup with Comcast was very painless. ( maybe I was lucky, but I planned it all out well in advance of installation ) The technician hooked up the coax to the house. ( I had all new cable routed from the box outside to the point inside where all the equipment is now located.) He then hooked up the Arris TM822G emta modem and HD HomeRun Prime I had purchased. He called in the serial number and MAC address for the modem. Then Comcast added it to my account over the phone and pinged it. This was by far the longest part of the process. Modem took about 20-30 minutes to complete its multiple reboots during this process. Then he had to get the phone number swapped as someone had forgotten to do that either on their end or the phone company. Once the internet was up an running, the technician called in the serial number of the cable card and they added it to my account. I ran the Silicon Dust software. I already had it installed as I have the HD HomeRun Dual 2 tuner device already in my previous setup. It detected the 3 tuners from the prime. Follow the directions! It will have you click on a link which will open an ADMIN page for the Prime. ( Much like an admin page for a router ) On this page, either you or the technician will need to read the CABLE CARD ID and HOST ID numbers to your cable company. Here's the important part. After they do this, just refresh your screen every couple minutes. Silicon Dust's own instructions tell you it may take 1-30 minutes for activation of the card. It took mine maybe 2-3 minutes. 1st refresh and boom, it's activated. Ran channel scan. It will detect all channels. Even ones that are not in your plan. After the scan is complete, then run the setup in WMC. You DO NOT have to call the cable company again at this point unless they messed up on their end. ( say you don't get the all channels that are in your plan ) WMC setup takes a few minutes to complete. Very painless and maybe I was lucky but the technician was great and the people he dealt with on the phone ( speaker phone ) bent over backwards to make it work. I was surprised. Here's my setup and I highly recommend a similar one.

Arris TM822G Modem for phone and internet.
Prime and Homerun Dual tuners
Netgear Nighthawk AC3200 router ( overkill but hey! )
TP-Link 8 port gigabit switch.
Modem connected to router via ethernet cable. Router to switch via ethernet cable. 4 PC's all hardwired to switch. Tuners connected to switc

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  • Andrew L.
  • 3/18/2015 5:49:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe product is great! Cable companies on the other hand...

Pros: I've owned 2 of these for quite some time, and the product and support are wonderful. You can generally always get one on one support through IRC too!

Cons: The cable company!
if they even know what you have might jerk you around a bit. You may or may not also need another flaky box sadly not designed by silicondust to tune to "SDV" Switched Digital Video channels, and sometimes it's easier just to tell the people at the other end of the line that you have a 'tivo box' to avoid being transferred to internet support. I find my SDV box, a Cisco STA 1520, freezes up every so often, and you can generally tell from the HDHR logs what's going on.
There are a whole lot of pitfalls one can get on this system, so if you expect something to just "work" this might not be for you! Expect to spend hours on support while you pair and re-pair cablecards, expect the cable company to screw up your subscriptions when you return your regular cable box, and expect to have to play games with them to get it to work.
The more you know the better you are off, search the internet for your provider and other people who use the hdhr, check the silicondust forums, ask questions in the IRC, when all is said and done you will have yourself a really kickbutt media center with cable and 3 tuners at your disposal!

Other Thoughts: You definitely want to make sure your network is up to the task of delivering traffic to your devices. I would stay away from wifi, and I would use pro-sumer or pro grade gigabit switches if you can. The lower the latency and the fewer dropped packets the better. If you don't know how to configure a router, this product might not be for you though.

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  • Douglas H.
  • 3/17/2015 6:34:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo Go XP x86

Pros: Seems to change channels quickly with WMC.

Cons: Does not work with Win XP x86. Don't remember seeing this in the sales docs. Thought I would use on older laptop with VLC. Opened a ticket as only getting WMC to find 2 of 3 tuners.

Other Thoughts: No phone number for tech support listed on their site. Have to go through ticket process and wait.

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