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

  • Three Tuners
  • DLNA and UPnP Support
  • Watch TV on your network
  • Premium cable TV channels
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Access Premium Cable TV Channels from any Computer on Your Home Network
 
Any Computer on Your Home Network
HDHomeRun PRIME is a cable TV tuner for computers &ndash Ethernet attached. Once connected to your home router you can access the HDHomeRun Tuners from any computer, anywhere in your home. Watch / record TV from your family room, kitchen, garage, backyard - anywhere you have a computer.
 
DLNA Certified
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is responsible for defining interoperability guidelines to enable sharing of digital media between multimedia devices. The types of DLNA devices are categorized as "servers", "renderers", and "controllers&rdquo for accessing media over a network. The HDHomeRun Prime is an industry first acting as a LIVE TV server for digital media renders. DLNA certified renders consists of gaming consoles, media players, and mobile devices. Subscribers can "Watch TV on any screen on your network." HDHomeRun PRIME is an access control device using CableCARD&trade technology supporting PlayReady, WMDRM, and DTCP-IP protected streaming. Watching Premium TV has never been easier. Stream live TV to SmartTV's, Blu-ray players, Media Players, PCs, all-in-ones, Ultrabooks, Android devices, Games consoles (PS3 & XBOX).
 
Premium Digital Cable TV
HDHomeRun PRIME supports CableCARD&trade conditional access, providing access to the premium cable channels from your PC. Insert an M-Card from your cable provider and you'll be able to watch and record all the digital cable channels you subscribe to, including HD and premium channels in 100% digital quality. Do away with that $16-22 per month set-top box rental.
 
Phone/Tablet Compatible
The InstaTV Pro for Android app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android devices. More information is in the InstaTV website. InstaTV Pro for Android is available on Google Play.

The HomeRunTV app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android devices. HomeRunTV is available on Google Play.

Portable device apps are not provided by nor supported by Silicondust. Access is limited to non-copy-protected channels.
 
Windows Media Center
HDHomeRun Prime works with Windows 7 Windows Media Center, providing the full DVR experience. Watch/Pause/Record live TV, schedule recordings by name, set up season passes, and watch any time.
 
Xbox 360
Don&rsquot have a PC next to your TV? No problem. Use an Xbox360 or other Media Center Extender and you&rsquoll have access to live TV and all the recorded TV on your main PC.
 
Technical Information
 
Three Tuners: Anywhere on Your Network:
  • Watch Cable TV from any computer on your network
  • One-click access to live TV on devices
  • Record full 1080i broadcast resolution
  • Watch, Pause, Record, & Rewind Live TV
  • Schedule and record all your favorite TV shows
  • Expand with multiple HDHomeRun devices
 
TV Sources:
  • US digital cable TV
 
Works With Popular DVR Software:
  • Use Windows Media Center, NextPVR, MediaPortal, JRiver Media Center, or MythTV with your HDHomeRun PRIME to have a full PVR solution to replace your cable box
  • Record all your favorite TV shows by name
  • Schedule future or season recordings.
  • Integrated TV guide (provided by the DVR software)
  • Never miss your favorite shows
  • Recordings typically use 4 - 8GB per hour for HD, 1 - 2GB per hour for SD
 
Works With Existing HDHomeRun Units:
  • HDHomeRun PRIME can be added to existing HD HomeRun devices, to allow for additional tuners in your home network
  • Allows multiple signal input sources on the same network
  • Adds premium channels to your home network
 
Also Works With (non-copy protected channels only):
  • Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8
  • MythTV 0.25 or later &ndash DVR for Linux/Mac &ndash copy freely channels only
  • NextPVR &ndash DVR for Windows &ndash copy freely channels only
  • MediaPortal &ndash DVR for Windows &ndash copy freely channels only
  • JRiver Media Center &ndash DVR for Windows &ndash copy freely channels only
  • InstaTV Pro &ndash direct streaming on iOS and Android devices + transcoding on a Windows PC &ndash copy freely channels only
  • HomeRunTV app &ndash direct streaming on Android &ndash copy freely SD channels only
  • DLNA-compatible smart TVs and media players
 
Compatible With:
  • Windows Media Center on Windows 7 / 8
  • Android 4.0+ devices (SD only) (coming soon)
  • DLNA-compatible devices with DTCP-IP support (e.g. Sony PlayStation 3)
 
Specifications:
  • US Digital cable TV - 3 tuners, 1 RF input
  • Multistream CableCARD (M-Card) compatible
  • 1000baseT (gigabit Ethernet) network interface (backwards compatible with 100baseTX networks)
  • USB Port for connection to Tuning Adapter (for providers utilizing Switched Digital Video)
  • MPEG2 and MPEG4 / H.264, SD and HD channels
  • 1-Year warranty
 
Requirements:
  • 100 or 1000Mb Ethernet network
  • PC-based playback requires compatible PC: Windows 7/8 with Windows Media Center, dual (or more) core CPU, modern video card (minimum NVIDIA 9500, ATI HD5000, Intel HD graphics) supporting HDCP, display supporting HDCP, DVI or HDMI connection linking video card with display.
  • 2GB RAM Recommended
  • 4-8GB disk space per hour of HD recording, 1-2GB per hour of SD recording
  • Non-PC devices must support TS format and MPEG2 video
  • Subscription to digital cable service
  • Home network (100 or 1000Mbps, also works with MoCA (adapter not included)
  • CableCARD (M-Card) from your cable provider
 
Other Info:
  • HDHomeRun PRIME is designed for use with digital cable. It will not work with analog channels, an antenna, satellite, or IPTV services.
  • HDHomeRun PRIME is designed for use with US digital cable utilizing CableCARD technology. It is not compatible with cable systems that do not use CableCARD, including most in Canada and all in Europe.
 

Learn more about the SiliconDust HDHR3-CC

Model

Brand
SiliconDust
Model
HDHR3-CC

General

Type
External TV Tuner Box
TV Tuner
Three Digital Tuners
TV Standards
US Digital Cable
Interface
Ethernet

Features

Features
Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network
- Premium cable TV (CableCARD).
- Watch TV from any computer on your network.
- Record full 1080i broadcast resolution.
- Watch, Pause, Record, & Rewind Live TV.
- Schedule and record all your favorite TV shows.
- Expand with multiple HDHomeRun devices.

TV sources
- US digital cable TV

Windows 7/8 Windows Media Center:
- Record all your favorite TV shows by name.
- Schedule future or season recordings.
- Integrated TV guide.
- Never miss your favorite show.

Specifications

Specifications
US Digital Cable

M-Card CableCARD interface

1000baseT (gigabit Ethernet) network interface (compatible with 100baseTX networks)

USB port for connection to Tuning Adapter (for providers utilizing Switched Digital Video)

MPEG2 and MPEG4/H.264, SD and HD channels

Works With (non-copy protected channels only):
Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8
MythTV 0.25 or later - DVR for Linux/Mac - copy freely channels only
NextPVR - DVR for Windows - copy freely channels only
MediaPortal - DVR for Windows - copy freely channels only
JRiver Media Center - DVR for Windows - copy freely channels only
InstaTV Pro - direct streaming on iOS and Android devices + transcoding on a Windows PC - copy freely channels only
HomeRunTV app - direct streaming on Android - copy freely SD channels only
DLNA-compatible smart TVs and media players

DVR Usage:
Use Windows Media Center, NextPVR, MediaPortal, JRiver Media Center, or MythTV with your HDHomeRun PRIME to have a full PVR solution to replace your cable box.
Record all your favorite TV shows
Schedule future or season recordings
Integrated TV guide
Never miss your favorite shows
Recordings typically use 4-8GB per hour for HD, 1-2GB per hour for SD

HDHomeRun PRIME is designed for use with digital cable. It will not work with analog channels, an antenna, satellite, or IPTV services.
HDHomeRun PRIME is designed for use with US digital cable utilizing CableCARD technology. It is not compatible with cable systems that do not use CableCARD, including most in Canada and all in Europe.

System Requirements

Processor
Dual (or more) core PC
Memory
2GB RAM
Operating Systems Supported
Fully Compatible With
Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8
Android 4.0+ devices (SD only) (coming soon)
DLNA-compatible devices with DTCP-IP support (e.g. Sony PlayStation 3)
Others
4-8GB disk space per hour of HD recording, 1-2GB per hour of SD recording

100 or 1000Mbit Ethernet network

Subscription to digital cable service

CableCARD (M-Card) from your cable provider

Consumer Alert

Consumer Alert
HDHomeRun PRIME is not compatible with satellite TV or IPTV services such as U-Verse

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Jason M.
  • 9/14/2014 6:29:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent but with hiccups

Pros: Great video quality, small footprint, cheap, 3 tuners, decent software. Once set up and with a great set of routers, is excellent!

Cons: Takes some time to set up (cable company issues, Cox)

Other Thoughts: After setup and pairing 2 of these, I still am missing about 20-25 digital channels. Took about 6 m-cards and 4 TAs to set it up and get it to pair. Talked to Cox about the missing channels and they said that it has to be the HD homerun primes. Hopefully a firmware update will fix the issue.

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  • Adam O.
  • 9/7/2014 9:12:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Pretty neat device. Was looking into buying a cablecard-ready tv tuner card for my HTPC, but then my dad showed me this, and I bought this instead. Video and audio quality over wired is great, no hiccups or anything, have not yet tried on wireless

Cons: My unit did not come with any instructions on configuring devices to work with it, or any sort of driver/software cd, you had to find all of it yourself on their website.

Other Thoughts: Obtaining cablecard from comcast was easy, I just went to a retail location, asked for one, and got it. But I was given the wrong number to activate it; I was given the number for automated set-top box line, which no indication in the menus that this is what it was. I found online, and called, a cablecard activation line, and got it working right away

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  • Brandt V.
  • 8/29/2014 2:29:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWent out 3 months out of warranty.

Pros: Lets me use WMC, which blows all other set top boxes out of the water.

Not too hard to set up

Ran well when it worked

Cons: Only con I can think of is that it failed on me just 3 months out of warranty. Got a hold of customer service and they said they could replace it for half the price of the unit.

Other Thoughts: I'm a cable tech so I bought this because we still have to pay for rentals. WIth this my cable bill was 1$ a month because of the cable card. I wanted to give it 3 stars because of the fact that it went out on me, but the customer service was quick and they have a reasonable solution.

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  • Larry W.
  • 8/23/2014 5:33:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: can record pay channels and save. the cable card you need is only few dollars extra.

Cons: need fast drive speeds

Other Thoughts: I bought 2

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  • christian s.
  • 8/12/2014 6:02:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat and a must have if you have multiple cable boxes

Pros: Super effective, you can stream to your apple devices, vlc, android boxes, ps3, xbox...this replaces your cable box and you can watch 3 simultaneous things at once. I have this synced up to my wmf box in the basement and i got rid of my cable box upstairs (saves $15 a month) and i watch it on my matricom box. Customer service is the best, i switched between RCN and Comcrap, and back to RCN and the channels weren't tuning any more. I contacted silicon dust and they responded within 30 min, gave me some fixes after a back and forth and resolved within an hour, great experience.

Cons: would be nice if this natively played to a mac, or to a vm (NOT the boxes fault).

Other Thoughts: I have had this for over 2 years and never a hiccup until i switched to comcrap. Make sure you work with cable company and make sure coax cables are good. I use airplayer app on iPhone and its like gravy

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  • Mark S.
  • 8/12/2014 9:11:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK So far.... but why stuttering with HD 4000 GFX?

Pros: Setup was simple, and does basically what it promises. Setup with TWC was simple if you call the right customer service number. They have a team of people just for cable cards. The guy I talked to had the exact setup I was trying to create. I like the simplicity of it all. The tuners were just there.

Cons: Stutter on HD cable channels. I refuse to believe that it is my network as it's all gigabit ethernet wired, although it does travel through two switches. I've tried it on two different machines, one mac mini bootcamped (Core i5 ivy bridge) and my pc (Core i7 ivy bridge). Both were running intel HD 4000 graphics with latest drivers. You would think those would be able to handle something like this. I'm trying a discrete graphics card next, just waiting for it to arrive, which if it works, I will actually be disappointed, because I wanted to use the mac mini as the HTPC. At this point the jury is out if it's the Tuner, my network (probably not) or my computer gfx.

Other Thoughts: I really want this to work perfectly so that I can convince my wife that it's a true DVR replacement and not have to pay the rental and service fees on the one DVR in the house.

If my PC works well once I have a gfx card, I will also need to put it into a smaller case so that it can fit in my entertainment center...... one more cost.

I'll update once it's settled so that people can avoid my issues.

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  • Gerald J.
  • 8/7/2014 7:32:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Tuner

Pros: 3 stream premium cabletuner. Runs cool about room temp even with all 3 streams going at once. Not needing the OUTDATED CABLE DVR come on cable keep up with the times. To = my set up with cable dvr it would cost me about $50 I pay $6.50.

Cons: Dealing with cable company. Charter just went all digital in my area and it has messed up the tuning adapters they will not stay working everything on my end hasn't changed the night before everything worked now it doesn't stay working I will give them a few more weeks to get it corrected if not I WILL FILE A FCC COMPLAINT.

Other Thoughts: I have been using cablecards for almost 4 years I have 3 HDHomeRun Primes and the older single tuner ATI so I have 10 tuners in Windows 7 Media Center so to George W. you can have more than 4 tuners all you need to do is add a line to the Windows registry. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\TVConfig] ADD "MaxTunerCount"=dword:00000020 (=32 Tuners)
If you don't know how to add to the registry there is a paid patch installer called TunerSalad.

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  • Steven C.
  • 8/6/2014 9:13:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME - HDHR3-CC

Pros: Once it was up and running, it works great with Windows Media Center recording up to three channels at once. I also have an app to use it on my Samsung Tab 2, albeit SD channels only because HD doesn't do well over wifi.

Cons: It was little bumpy getting it going, if I had known what information was required and where to find it before hand, it would have gone much smoother. After dealing with my second Comcast tech that English was not his primary language, I had all the non-premium channels working. On the third day, I got a call from a North American based tech that managed to finish install correctly. Now, everything is working as it should be.

Other Thoughts: It is worth the hassle once it is up and running. It is just too bad that there has to be a hassle in the first place.

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  • R H.
  • 7/14/2014 8:22:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product

Pros: Worked as advertised in providing full digital and HD cable content to my PC.

Cons: Obtaining cablecard from Comcast and activating it via Comcast.

Portions of the setup which had nothing to do with the unit were troublesome. Windows Media Center requires a Microsoft Product called PlayReady. PlayReady would not "update". Fortunately there were instructions on SiliconDust's website and Option 2 solved the problem.

Other Thoughts: Currently running on a 100BaseT network but upgrading to 1000BaseT on weekend. The computer accessing the device is connect via wired ethernet.

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  • Mark T.
  • 7/11/2014 8:05:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than great

Pros: This turns any connected device into a TV. I bought this for watching sports around my house. I got tired of having to be stuck in front of a TV. Now I can take a tablet or laptop and watch anything that is on the TV. I use Windows Media Center and can record shows and then watch them later.

Cons: I took some time to get it working properly with WMC but once it does, it is a great DVR.

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