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SiliconDust HDHR3-US HDHomeRun DUAL Tuner TV Box W/ Network Sharing

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  • ATSC / ClearQAM
  • 100baseTX high speed network Interface
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HDHomeRun is a TV tuner for computers - Ethernet attached. The HDHomeRun connects to your home router enabling you to watch and record TV from any computer on your home network. Similar to how a network printer is available to all computers, the HDHomeRun serves high quality digital TV to your family room, bedrooms, kitchen, home office, even your backyard or garage - anywhere you have a computer. No opening your computer case to install a PCI card. No USB dongle tied to one computer.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Ryan W.
  • 12/18/2014 8:43:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSerious issue with this device!

Pros: Simple to set up and use. Works nicely if the device issue does not affect you.

Cons: There is a serious issue with these devices that the manufacturer acknowledges but cannot, or will not, fix. With any of the last few firmware updates some channels will stutter approximately every 30 seconds. If you can get the older firmware, this issue is not present, but for me it caused a different issue to appear. If you buy this you may or may not have the issue, but it's not a chance I'd be willing to take since there is no good solution.

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  • Nick J.
  • 8/13/2014 5:38:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork well

Pros: Good tuner when you get the right over the air antenna.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have both of these units working using the new generation of "Roof or Inside the attic" inexpensive antenna's. These antennas are amplified cost about 28 bucks and work great with these HdHomerun units.

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  • Nick J.
  • 8/5/2014 3:33:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHdHomeRun & Beyond TV

Pros: These cards work fine. In fact, the process [see con's) led me to fix at least 1 older HdHome Run unit that was NOT broken. Using new powered HD antenna's [COST ABT $25] and the Quick TV included / on DOWNLOAD from Hd homerun you get phenomenal results pulling in weak stations.

Cons: You have to use Quick TV to determine which channels are coming in strong. Beyond TV set up Wizard cannot be trusted. On Win 7 ultimate I ran side by side windows and decided that way which channels to include in the DVR. Could be a 64 bit vs. 32 bit deal.

Other Thoughts: I would like to pick up several more cards for this price point.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2014 9:33:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDifficult setup but worth it

Pros: There is nothing like this on the market that I am aware of. I've used TV tuner cards before but when upgrades forced my ATI 650 out the door (PCI in a PCIe world) I picked up one of these. You get two tuners for the cost of one. Get to just plop it down next to your cable modem/router anyways and all of your devices have access to your cable/antenna (Almost all of them) I have it running through an ASUS RT66 router and it works fine on my PC, Xbox 360, and Surface Pro through Windows Media Center. Seriously worth the hassle (see cons) when it's up and running.

Cons: Setup requires some technical knowledge. As you can see from reviews people are having issues with stuttering or just plain old getting it up and running. Silicon Dust provides directions on their site but they are long and don't cover several issues I've encountered which I was able to solve on my own, fortunately. It doesn't include a dedicated transcoder which is kind of a bummer because your PC (and I assume network) picks up the burden. The included software is pretty lame. A walkthrough quick setup would be appreciated instead of their tabbed setup GUI. Also, no Windows Phone or RT app (Android/iOS only)

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend buying this if you're not technically savvy or don't have a high end router. If you are and do: get it.

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  • Tai L.
  • 4/9/2014 4:28:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Works as described! Was able to watch live TV OTA on any laptop or screen in my house with a computer connected to it. Even on my phone and tablet.

Cons: None, works just as I would hope.

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  • Jon J.
  • 4/8/2014 8:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Compact, easy to set up, good value for money, love the dual tuners

Cons: Doesn't automatically block Grey's Anatomy

Other Thoughts: Download applicable codecs where necessary! After that, everything works great.

I've had success with the following combinations:

Windows 7 with QuickTV
Windows 7 with Windows Media Center
Windows 7 with VLC Media Player
Windows 7 with XBMC Media Player
Linux Mint with XBMC Media Player
Linux Mint with VLC Media Player
Ubuntu Gnome with XBMC Media Player
Ubuntu Gnome with VLC Media Player
Android 4.4 with InstaTV Pro

The InstaTV app website actually says that there are compatibility issues with a Nexus 10. I tried it anyway with mine and I've had absolutely no issues, even with HD channels.

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  • Troy S.
  • 4/5/2014 6:50:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheap and easy

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: so far so good. it simply works as advertised.

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  • Robert M.
  • 3/27/2014 6:53:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery poor playback performance

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Video playback stutters on PC, Mac and ipad playback.

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  • Jeremy S.
  • 3/7/2014 7:31:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!!

Pros: Works Great, Tuners pick up same amount of stations as my digital TV Tuners do. Works well with Windows media play center with great DVR Features.

Cons: none

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  • Lance B.
  • 1/2/2014 7:37:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Dual Tuners

Pros: A huge plus for me is the device is external. I am able to hook them up in my basement with the coax without having a bunch of heavy coax cable hanging off my PCI slots in my server. I bought these to replace my Tivo DVR. I loved my Tivo for many years but got tired of paying for it. Using Ubuntu Linux + Tvheadend + Plex Server + Chromecast to make an awesome experience in my house. Well worth the time and money. I just bought another two HDHomerun to have a total of 8 Tuners. Total deal on the price too.

Cons: The device get's warm and it requires DHCP. Haven't found a way to set a static IP address, but really not a big issue at all.

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