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SiliconDust HDTC-2US HDHomeRun Extend 2-Tuner ATSC DLNA/UPnP HD Compatible Streaming Media Player

  • Two Tuners
  • DLNA and UPnP Support
  • Stream Live TV to any screen
  • Hardware conversion to H.264 AVC
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HDTC-2US
Free Broadcast TV with More Reach

The simple way to extend live streaming of HD TV to phones, tablets and media devices, wirelessly.

  • Watch live streaming HD TV on your phone or tablet wherever you are in your home
  • Cut the cable and cut the subscription costs
  • Watch live HD TV on up to 2 devices simultaneously on your Wi-Fi or wired network
  • Watch many great primetime broadcast channels from your favorite networks
  • One click of our App to view live TV on Android or iOS
Forget about Cable TV. Cut the Cord and Make "HDHomeRun Extend" Part of Your Home Network.

Receive Free to air TV via an antenna allowing you to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home and to multiple devices. You can now easily watch another program in a different room or enjoy football in the yard - whether on a tablet or smart phone via our app, or computer or TV via DLNA. No more expensive subscriptions or cable boxes.

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

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What You Need:

  • Antenna suitable for reception in your area
  • Coax cable
  • Internet connection (for Wi-Fi streaming)
  • Home network router
  • Computer, Smart device such as tablets, DLNA compatible smart TV, media player or game console

Specifications:

  • 2 Tuners
  • 8-VSB (ATSC over-the air digital TV)
  • MPEG2 and MPEG4/H.264, SD and HD channels
  • 100 Base TX 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)

Compatible with the following software:

  • Windows Media Center on Windows 7/8
  • Elgato Eye TV - DVR for Mac
  • MythTV - DVR for Linux
  • NextPVR - DVR for Windows
  • MeidaPortal - DVR for Windows
  • VLC - Multi-platform media viewer
  • TSReader - MPEG-2 transport stream analysis
  • XBMC - Multi platform home theater software

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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HD Streaming - We use H.264 transcoding to deliver high definition content to your smart mobile devices.

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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 HDTC-2US

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  • Charles D.
  • 2/25/2015 7:40:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: all good... I have 3 windows PCs with Windows Media Center all sharing the two tuners.

Cons: nothing bad... it does what it claims to do

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  • Walter C.
  • 2/24/2015 10:17:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust OK, passes surround

Pros: This rating is based on 20141210 firmware and software.

2 tuners via home network.
Adjustable compression level per device(not per channel)
All based on a 1080i input, with Dolby Digital audio output.
Native is full bandwidth. peaks at 20mbit. averages 15mbit
Heavy down converts to 720p. Less than 10mbit.
Mobile further compresses. averages 4mbit.

Does not affect audio on any setting. That gives it 2 eggs in my book.

Cons: Default compression level is applied to all channels. Some of the weather and oldies should be left Native. Even in native I am seeing 2mbit on busy scenes.
New software fails short badly. Either it works, or it doesn't. Tech support is aware, but no word on if they even care. I've tried to ask for help in Forum and directly.
Supposedly VLC Player is their work around. But even that gives me issues.

Other Thoughts: With the previous firmware and software life was great. The software was simple, and I used another website for TV guide info. The new software tries to tie in TV guide data into a new view program. Their forum is full of disgruntled users. Only work around it to install software 20140604. Current firmware seems OK with the old software, and probably preferable if there are system fixes.

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  • Michael S.
  • 1/27/2015 1:03:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great tuner. Am using it with Mythtv on opensuse Linux. For Linux there is an application to download from the web and compile. This allows you to query the device from command line and with a GUI. From the GUI you can watch TV using VLC.

Cons: The unit I received was initially DOA - would get no network address. A few days later it then started working for a week and then failed again. Submitted a ticket with Silicondust and they RMA the return and sent me a new one. From reading the reviews this seems to common an occurrance.

The fan on both units is excessively noisy compared to all the other computer equipment I have. Definately something that needs located where away from where you sit.

Other Thoughts: With a quiet fan and an initial working unit, this would get 5 eggs.

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  • John M.
  • 1/7/2015 7:38:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork great

Pros: I use these with JRiver to watch over the air TV. They work great.

Cons: The HD light on the front of the unit does not turn off. I would prefer to have it off, or used for a purpose (light when active).

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  • Khoa N.
  • 12/13/2014 7:50:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: If you get a working unit. it great with WMC 7/8 and many other backend PVR software. 1 hour of h264 recorded video comes out around 2GB @ 720p.

Cons: Got a bad unit. Even with lastest firmware 2014112 it locks up/freezes within 10 minute of use. It overheated and fan stops working. Afraid it would catch fire. RMA replacement and it is working fine. Not sure if newegg has bad batch for Silicondust RMA out hardware revision.

Why do I need to purchase the Android & iOS app if I want to use it on mobile devices? Expected it to be free.

The typical grandma won't be able configure it. It's not so user friendly.

Other Thoughts: Customer support was nice and fast. RMA unit fedex immediately after you notify them of your return shipment.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2014 7:07:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Streams video

Cons: Does NOT come with software to allow easy channel tuning and watching from a Mac. Similarly there are NO apps to allow channel selection from iPods, iPhones, or iPods. And finally, it is NOT compatible with Android Motox because it requires the use of a video encoding not supported by Motorola.

Other Thoughts: They should make this lack of compatibility explicitly clear on their web site. As it is, I was deceived into wasting my time and money returning it.

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  • Gary D.
  • 11/26/2014 7:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great for me

Pros: transcoding and dlna

Cons: Doesn't have LED indicators to show which tuners are in use.

Other Thoughts: I've had this tuner for a few weeks and the HDHR3-US for a few months. Both work for me. I really like the LED tuner indicators on the HDHR3 that let me know which tuners are in use and wish the HDTC-2US had them. Otherwise, this new tuner works great. I use it on my Win7 HTPC, my Android tablet, and my wife's laptop. The transcoding works great for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/21/2014 1:33:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggscrashes on occasion

Pros: this will be awesome once it stabilizes. h264 streams are great, decent options for the transcoding settings.

Cons: it crashes. i have owned the hdhr prime for years and never had issues with it (aside from comcast getting the mcard authorized). however this device has crashed on me a few times. this may partially be due to going OTA and not having perfect reception. it has given up on a number of shows that i watched ota on another tv with minimal artifacts. seems a bit better using the heavy profile. will try next firmware when avail.

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  • Stefan H.
  • 10/19/2014 4:10:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice when it works.

Cons: Even with the latest firmware it drops off the network daily and requires a restart to get working again. Opened a support ticket over a month ago but have yet to hear back. Case 28329. Very poor support communication by SiliconDust.

Other Thoughts: Would pass on this until the issues are worked out.

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  • Michael B.
  • 10/5/2014 8:42:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: NONE

Cons: Dead on arrival. Unit has power but never actually tries to connect to network. So far no response from my trouble ticket I started with the manufacture.

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