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SiliconDust HDHR4-2US HDHomeRun Connect 2-Tuner ATSC DLNA/UPnP Compatible Streaming Media Player

  • Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network
  • Works with popular DVR software
  • Seamless operation with multiple computers
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HDHR4-2US
Free Broadcast HDTV

The simple way to watch live HDTV on media devices throughout your home.

  • Cut the cable and cut the subscription costs
  • Watch live HDTV on up to 2 devices simultaneously on your wired network
  • Watch with all popular PC DVR software so you can watch, pause and record
  • Watch many great primetime broadcast channels from your favorite networks
  • HDHomeRun is DLNA compatible and streams over UPnP
Forget about Cable TV. Cut the Cord and Make "HDHomeRun Connect" Part of Your Home Network.

Your devices can then receive Free broadcast TV channels via an antenna allowing you to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home via an Ethernet connection and to multiple devices. No more expensive subscriptions or cable boxes. SD (Standard Digital) also works over Wi-Fi to extend your viewing capability.

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 PVR software guide data downloads)
  • Home network router
  • Computer, DLNA compatible smart TV, media player or game console

Specifications:

  • 2 Tuners
  • 8-VSB (ATSC over-the air digital TV)
  • QAM64/256 (unencrypted digital cable TV)
  • 100base 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)
  • Non-PC devices must support TS format and MPEG2 video
  • Will stream SD content to compatible wireless devices via Wi-Fi

Compatible with the Following Software:

  • 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

HDHR4-2US

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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Multiple Computer Access - Run Windows Media Center on multiple computers sharing the pool of HDHomeRun tuners.

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Automatic Allocation - Tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed.

Get the Most Suitable Box for Your Lifestyle

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Learn more about the SiliconDust HDHR4-2US

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Warranty

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


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  • Robert T.
  • 3/16/2015 5:29:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo HD recording on WMC

Pros: The device has been setup for a couple months now. No problem getting the signal to computer.

Cons: Can't record HD on the Windows Media Center with this device. I've been trying to get support for weeks. Still can't find the answer, still looking.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/16/2015 3:29:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: great device
works as advertized
ps3 win7 saw it automagically

Cons: pricey for a 1 buck chip on a 2 buck pcb
manufacturer needs to engage drivers team and teach foss

Other Thoughts: lacking any workable FOSS app support
without extensive programming support.

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  • Michael F.
  • 3/1/2015 12:54:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Peezie

Pros: Super easy to set up and get working. Excellent integration with Windows Media Center. Can watch OTA TV on all my devices.

Cons: Looks like it will be a bit of a challenge to get it set up with EPG on Kodi/XBMC.

Other Thoughts: A few more tweaks to my entertainment system and it's Good Bye Cable!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/7/2015 4:58:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, easy to install (if you're not dumb)

Cons: Lacks some bells and whistles of other tuner cards

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  • Thomas J.
  • 1/25/2015 10:27:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHDHR4 -

Pros: HDHomeRun working as stated. This replaced an older but still working HDHR 1st generation. Big improvement over 1st gen, but that should be expected.
HDHR Seen by Windows Media Center versions for Windows 7 and 8.1 Pro. Sorry, Have not run it on the MYTHTV side but it should work.

This model HDHR4-2US runs cooler when both tuners are operational.

Cons: The new HDHomeRun View software causes high CPU utilization on order PCs. Try to use VLC, Media Center or something else.

Other Thoughts: Owning the 1st, 3rd and now the 4th generation of the HD HomeRun it is performing as expected. Not like the 1st and 3rd generations of the product, this one has the basic ability to stream video by TV channels to devices on the local network.

Only device having a issue was a XBOX One. When viewing videos/channels the XBOX will freeze. This is a issue with the XBOX because all other devices like a Smart TV, tablets (using a good video app) and PCs work.

What was ordered was the HDHomeRun CONNECT and what was received was the HDHomeRun DUEL. This is from the label on the box. But I did get it for half the list price. Would have given it 5 eggs if it was what I ordered/expected.

Time will tell if this device will be as reliable as the HDHR Gen 1 was (still is).

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2015 11:52:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat concept, not debugged yet.

Pros: 1. Convenience of having two tuners available anywhere on your network.

2. Picks up weak stations as well as other TVs on the same antenna.

Cons: 1. Quite often picture breaks up and or cuts out and sound drops, sometimes accompanied by a decoder error message while other TVs on the same antenna continue to have constant clear reception. This is not from weak signal as the signal strength shows as maximum or near to it.

2. The included software appears more like a beta demo than a finished product, with many quarks and issues.

Other Thoughts: This would be an exceptional product if and when they iron out the decoder problems and refine the included software. There are several third party software players available, but they can not fix the decoding problems that are in the unit's firmware.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2015 12:56:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBummer

Pros: Worked good until it started locking up.

Cons: Sadly after 6 months the thing refuses to stop locking up. Tried to get a warranty from SiliconDust over their web support. They kept giving me excuses instead of replacing it.

Other Thoughts: I have owned the first gen unit for a few years and it still works. Wish this company would support it's warranty.

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  • Paul Y.
  • 12/21/2014 8:12:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSiliconDust is a Quality Product

Pros: I already own one. I live in central Florida close enough rebroadcast antennas for all of the local stations that I can have an antenna in the attic of my two story home to protect the antenna from lightening and still get excellent signal quality. I'm able to get almost 50 channels, record them on my MythTV based LinHES DVR and not have to pay for cable TV.in my Den, Master Bathroom, and guest bedroom.

The setup of both HDHomeRun Boxes, four streams, was very easy in MythTV setup. I use Schedules Direct, $25/year, for my programming information and enjoy HD recorded shows for much less than the cost for a commercial DVR.

Would definitely buy Silicondust products again as they consistently make quality products seemingly immune from the driver changes of Operating System (OS) changes and updates.

Cons: none

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  • Shabuboy S.
  • 12/18/2014 3:35:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice unit but not for my current location.

Pros: - Works as specified
- Nice resolution/picture

Cons: - Tuner is a bit week (cannot detect channels which TV gets with same antenna/cable)

Other Thoughts: Little nice device. Could watch OTA TV on my wired PCs just fine. Image was awesome for those channels which was able to detect.
However, the tuners are a bit weak. I do live on a canyon, so the signal is not the strongest. However, using the same antenna and cable, my TV gets 3 more channels.
The main reason to get this device was to be able to watch sports on my office so the wife would watch something else on the TV. No luck. CBS is one of the missing channels and in my region, CBS has NFL and NCAA.

Also, this unit will be useless via wifi/wireless, if you need that, buy the other unit which support H.264. I knew that before purchasing this though, just wanted to share. that.

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  • norm w.
  • 12/17/2014 8:49:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsover

Pros: Easy to set up pc dvr but setting up a media server with the rest of your network is a different story.

Can stream to android phone or tablet.

Cons: Unless you want to watch OTA on your pc, or want a pc dvr, or don't own a digital tv, or tuner, then this has little usefulness. Must of what they state on their website and product box is nonsense.

No documentation whatsoever.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I have a spare b-player with wireless and I wanted to use it in another room to watch tv without having to run another antenna line or micky mouse with another indoor antenna. Also, I wanted to record OTA broadcasts which I usually miss.

For the first purpose, this is a dud. My LG b-player can't see the dlna server on the tuner. If I use their app (cost separately) to stream from the tuner to my tablet and then to the LG (and tv) it works but only for a couple of minutes and then it's dead. If I use my Sony b-player, I can stream from the tuner to the b-player but that's completely worthless to me.

Setting up a pc dvr was very simple but not entirely because of this tuner. I mean most of the simplicity is in windows media center. Once I had the antenna placed and got good reception (this is very important) using windows media center to set up recording is great. Very slick. Much like using a cable dvr. However (and this is not an issue with the tuner), I have not found a way to stream these to my tv with either of my b-player boxes but I don't know if it's the pc server, or the b-players, or both.

There's literally no documentation with this box and no explanation of the setup app or the config app. This is ridiculous and inexcusable. Not happy that I had to spend so much time figuring out what works, and doesn't work, and work thru the hype.

And this box is really overhyped, literally. I have the product box in front of me and it shows a tv or monitor connected to a router. Huh? If you have a smart tv, or even a digital tv, I can't see why you would use this tuner. All you can do with this box is stream and change channels which is more useful directly from your tv. Similarly, I can't see why you want to stream to a b-player (also in the box diagram). It's just another way of streaming to your tv. If you don't have a tv, or a digital tuner, that's different.

Note, the digital signal is very important. You need an excellent antenna and you need excellent signal strength for each channnel.

You can stream to android if you buy their app. This may be the only reason I don't return this. I find it sometimes useful to watch e.g. the, news at the same time as something else but a picture-in-picture would also work, if you have it on your tv. You can also stream from android to a b-player and thus to your tv but again why would you want to? Note too, how well this works depends on your antenna reception. I mean, the app messes up in strange ways if you're not getting excellent reception.

Setting up your own pc dvr is the only reason I can see to buy this box (or if you just like to watch tv on your pc or laptop). I'm not sure what other options are available. I bought this on a whim. The last time I bought a tv tuner was about 15 years ago. It cost a bit more but had many more features like video input and capture which this doesn't do, so in my opinion this is overpriced and o

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