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

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  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Customer Reviews of the SiliconDust HDHR3-CC

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  • Skylar O.
  • 5/8/2015 9:41:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHDHomerunPrime

Pros: Works great once you get it setup.

Cons: All I can say is do your research in regards to your cable provider.

Other Thoughts: - Make sure you call the cable card support for your cable provider. Just activating the cable card with first line support will not complete your setup. Cable card must be paired with the Homerun device and show validated.
- I recommend a recent N or AC home router... faster the better. Each HD connection averages 8-12 mbps
- For Time Warner you will need the cable card and the tuning adapter to get the straight digital and switched video channels

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  • Joseph G.
  • 9/12/2014 1:37:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Purchased this for MythTV. Works great on both Verizon Fios and Charter. Have not had a chance to try it on Comcast yet.

Cons: N/a

Other Thoughts: Charter does require the extra sdv device to be used with this item.

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  • Benjamin G.
  • 6/6/2014 10:33:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: Installed on my network with Mythtv, i have a Cox Cable in OC CableCard w/ Tuning Adapter, everything works as it should. Switched Digital Video is needed for many channels.

Cons: None, tricky Mythtv setup process.

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  • Charles T.
  • 4/17/2014 9:00:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCable tuner Cox

Pros: Easy setup three tuners and small sizes.will tune cable channels without cable card but only basic non encrypted channels.

Cons: Cox did not say until went to get cable card i needed a Tuner adapter! It took Cox three times to get cable card to pay per view and no on demand.

Other Thoughts: Check with you provider before you buy this product to see if setup will work for your application ! Could not get intel HD4000 video to decoded copy protected content.had to install a new video card to make work.also you must have a HDMI with HTCP COMPLIANT video card and TV.

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  • RYAN A.
  • 3/8/2014 12:56:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works just as advertised.

Cons: I wish someone would have told me that you'll need to upgrade the network because recording 3 shows at once uses up a lot of bandwidth and the 3rd recording just wont be good.

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  • Fred S.
  • 3/5/2014 4:28:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks with very few devices wasted money

Pros: works great with PC

Cons: I have a Samsung smart Blu-ray and a smart TV will not work with either device . I have submitted 2 trouble tickets to HD prime and did not get any response from either ticket so I would say support is non existent.

Other Thoughts: I think that this is not advertised correctly it should say it might work with some smart devices but that list is very limited

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  • Matthew G.
  • 12/31/2013 5:44:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsScrew off, Time Warner!

Pros: 3 tuners
Accessible over ethernet

Cons: Cable companies suck.
Wish it would also tune QAM with antenna

Other Thoughts: Time Warner charged me an arm and half of a leg each month for an outdated Scientific Atlanta DVR box that had to be powered off and back on every night for it to function the next day. So I set off to build a home PVR. TWC charges $2.50/month for a CableCARD, which presents me with significant savings.

TWC also encrypts the hell out of everything and sets all of the copy-protection flags on stuff. So I'm stuck using Windows Media Center for TV viewing, recording and whatnot. I really wish I could use XBMC for it, but again -- this is a Time Warner issue, not anything wrong with the HDHomeRun Prime.

Setup was easy. I set the MAC to get a specific DHCP IP on boot in my router config, then browsed to it. And it was up. The OTA channels actually came in without calling anyone. But after about five calls to TWC, I finally got the CableCARD paired with the HDHomeRun Prime and can now get "all" of my channels. (A few don't come in, but they're ones I don't watch, so I don't care). There's also a TWC CableCARD-specific help center which knows these devices inside and out and get help you get them set up with ease.

3 Tuners. That's 3 shows at once. And I could add a second one if I wanted. This thing is great. Every cable subscriber who is capable of setting up their own HTPC with Windows Media Center should buy this and ditch their overpriced DVR. So awesome.

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  • Alan C.
  • 12/16/2013 6:00:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWasted a Month on This

Pros: I had purchased a new one of these before and it worked GREAT.

Cons: I wasted a month, and 7-8 phone calls to Comcast (you know how painful that was), and finally Silicondust's (email) support decided it was a hardware problem. I had to pay the shipping to return it.

Other Thoughts: I have another (new) one of these that is working great. That's why I didn't associate much risk at getting a refurbished one. Obviously someone already put a lot of pain into this unit and it wasn't working then, and they didn't retest it well enough. Buy a NEW unit!

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  • S. P.
  • 12/14/2013 1:57:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThis version requires a Cable Card to function.

Pros: Silicon Dust makes great devices and this one features 3 digital tuners.

Cons: This product does not support OTA it requires a cable card in order to support digital cable and to the best of my knowledge none of the major Canadian cable companies offer a cable card at this time

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  • David G.
  • 12/3/2013 6:04:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFinally

Pros: I had been using the Hauppauge DCR-2650 for 2 years and it was a constant headache. I had to coldboot it again and again. I would have to shutdown all instances of Window Media-center software components in task manager. The Homerun Prime is fantastic. Since it is network based it doesn't get affected by flicker of USB connections. It just works. And it works great. I can record 3 programs at the same time.

Cons: I have seen copying prohibited WMC blue screen once or twice for about 2 seconds but it straightens it self out quickly.

Other Thoughts: I wasted so much time and money with Hauppaguge. You live and you learns

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