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SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL Tuner TV Box W/ Network Sharing HDHR3-US 100baseTX high speed network Interface

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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.


Learn more about the SiliconDust HDHR3-US

Model

Brand
SiliconDust
Model
HDHR3-US

General

Type
External TV Tuner Box
TV Tuner
Dual Tuners
TV Standards
ATSC / ClearQAM
Interface
100baseTX high speed network

Features

Features
Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network:
- Watch TV from any computer on your network
- Record full 1080i broadcast resolution
- Watch, Pause, Record, & Rewind Live TV
- Schedule and record all your favorite TV shows
- Expand # of tuners with multiple HDHomeRun devices

TV sources:
-ATSC digital TV (antenna)
-Unencrypted digital cable TV (Clear QAM)

Works with popular DVR software:
- Watch, Pause, Record, & Rewind Live TV
- Schedule future or season recordings
- Record all your favorite TV shows by name
- Integrated TV guide (provided by the DVR software)
- Never miss your favorite show

Seamless operation with multiple computers:
- Run Windows Media Center on multiple computers sharing the pool of HDHomeRun tuners
- Tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed
- Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of tuners
- Tuner pooling works with Windows Media Center
- Free software / firmware upgrade available for download

Compatible With:
- Windows Media Center
- Elgato EyeTV - DVR for Mac
- MythTV - DVR for Linux
- SnapStream BeyondTV - DVR for Windows
- SageTV - DVR for Windows/Linux/Mac
- MediaPortal - DVR for Windows
- GB-PVR - DVR for Windows
- VLC - Multi-platform media viewer
- TSReader - MPEG-2 transport stream analysis

System Requirements

Processor
Dual core recommended for HD playback
Memory
1 GB RAM recommended
Others
1-4 GB per 1/2 hour of DTV recording

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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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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  • Jonathan 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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