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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

HDTC-2US

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

HDTC-2US

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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Learn more about the SiliconDust HDTC-2US

Model

Brand
SiliconDust
Model
HDTC-2US

General

TV Tuner
Dual Tuners HD
TV Standards
ATSC (digital broadcast TV)
Clear QAM (unencrypted digital cable TV)

Features

Features
Converts video to H.264 AVC for more efficient streaming and better playback support on portable devices

Receive up to full 1080 video (where available)

Expand the number of tuners with multiple HDHomeRun devices

Watch, pause, and record TV on your PC using PVR software

Specifications

Specifications
Compatibility With:
UPnP compatible hardware/software:
-Smart TVs
-Blu-ray Players / Media Players
-VLC, XBMC, Plex
-Game Consoles
Windows Media Center (7/8)
MythTV
NextPVR
Android devices
iOS devices

MPEG2 and MPEG4/H.264 AVC, SD and HD channels
2 tuners - receive 2 channels at once
Hardware conversion to H.264 AVC
100baseTX high speed network

System Requirements

System Requirements
Antenna suitable for reception of digital TV or cable TV with unencrypted digital channels

Home network

PC-based playback requires compatible PC

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the SiliconDust HDTC-2US

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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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  • Jordan P.
  • 8/2/2014 9:39:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh.

Pros: Tuner availability anywhere on the LAN

Cons: Transcoding is worthless. The video freezes after 5-20 minutes of recording. Audio continues, but image does not change. This happens in over 75% of recordings.

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  • Mark F.
  • 5/9/2014 8:08:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSchool District Use

Pros: So many ways to configure this thing gives a knowledgeable use what they need to get a job done. Successfully streaming these tuners to just under 1000 systems in our district, with each tuner set to a specific station. If using the encoder just set a scheduled reboot each night since the firmware is in beta using the lastest and let er rip.

Cons: If you don't know what your doing don't post bad comments people. Besides that nothing bad to say.

Other Thoughts: Thanks silicon dust and thank you for taking the time to talk to me by phone about future and current products

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  • Kermit B.
  • 3/18/2014 12:57:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot right

Pros: Great Idea
Small
Looks good
Good brand - great products

Cons: Lag
Networking issues
Freezing
Poor Quality h.264 encoder/firmware
Digital blocking

Other Thoughts: This seems like it should have been worked on in R&D for about another year. Just not ready for prime time (TV).
I worked with unit using a local gigabit network and noted a lot of lag and blocking. I was able to connect to it using a few programs and browsers. I updated the firmware so I never noted a loud fan noise, however the other issues continued. Silicon Dust - Let me know when you product has been ironed out I would be happy to try it again.

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  • Suvendra D.
  • 3/9/2014 9:33:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeta level Hardware and Software

Pros: Good idea

Cons: Very poor execution. Hardware and Software are very beta level. Even with Gigabit ethernet the video stutters. Integration with Windows Media Center is spotty at best. Periodically WMC will lose video. Software feels like something I would whip up, not like a product. It certainly doesn't just function unattended for extended periods of time.

Other Thoughts: This is a science project, cool experiment, not a real product. $170 for a science project is a little steep.

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