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Jonathan J.

Jonathan J.

Joined on 05/13/08

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Easy setup, not great with Comcast

SiliconDust - HDHomeRun Network-based Dual Digital - HDTV Tuner Ethernet Interface
SiliconDust - HDHomeRun Network-based Dual Digital - HDTV Tuner Ethernet Interface

Pros: * Very easy setup. * Good Linux support. * Dual tuners. The HDHomeRun was very easy to setup with MythTV, and also supports Windows and Mac.

Cons: * No analog tuners. I didn't realize how many of my cable channels were still analog.

Overall Review: I purchased the HDHomeRun for a MythTV setup knowing it didn't have analog because I thought being a digital cable Comcast subscriber I would only be needing digital. I thought I was going to be able to get all the channels my TVs connected directly to the coax receive, but after using it, and doing a bit more research I realized it is only able to pick up clear QAM channels, (something Comcast doesn't have much of, at least here in Utah.) Cable providers can still provide analog signals and are not affected by the digital switchover. If you are thinking about purchasing for use with a Cable provider, check SiliconDust's website, they have a Resources section where you can enter your postal code and see what channels are available in your area, this may give you a better idea of what channels you'll be able to receive. I am thinking about purchasing the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 instead. It is a dual tuner card, and each tuner is both digital and analog.