SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL DVB-T

$195.00 Inc. GST and shipping

Transform any computer into a home entertainment system with the HDHomeRun! Now you can Watch, Pause, and Record Digital and HDTV with multiple tuners from any computer on your home network. Works with Linux, Windows and Mac.

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

  • DVB-T digital TV (antenna)
  • DVB-C (unencrypted digital cable TV) – QAM annex A/C

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, SageTV, NextPVR, & MediaPortal..

Compatible With:

  • Windows Media Center – (Windows 7 required for MPEG4)
  • Elgato EyeTV – DVR for Mac
  • MythTV – DVR for Linux
  • SageTV – DVR for Windows/Linux/Mac
  • MediaPortal – DVR for Windows
  • NextPVR – DVR for Windows
  • VLC – Multi-platform media viewer
  • TSReader – MPEG-2 transport stream analysis

Specifications:

  • DVB-T (QAM64/16/QPSK)
  • DVB-C (unencrypted digital cable TV) – QAM annex A
  • 100baseTX high speed network
  • 1 year warranty

Requirements:

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

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28 comments on "SiliconDust HDHomeRun"
  1. Do you know if this will work for Vodafone TV on the former TelstraClear cable network?
  2. It should work with any unencrypted DVB-T or DVB-C stream so if there's unencrypted content on there then I guess yes.
  3. Nicely packaged.

    Plug in, just works.

    Surprised that it has an old 75ohm connector, rather than F-type.

    MythTV setup finds it straight away by scanning local subnet, no need to find IP address. Two tuners, labelled 0 and 1.

    No web based control panel.

    For control panel you download sources from SiliconDust website & compile. Provides fairly basic CLI and GUI apps. GUI runs ok on headless myth server with ssh -X Control panel not required to use the product.

    Config gui shows network throughput as 3 Mbps watching TV.

    Channel types show as eu-bcast, au-bcast, tw-bcast (no NZ), but it works anyway.

    Out of the box firmware was 20120405 (3 versions old, they seem to update erratically, averaging 6 monthly)
  4. Just wondering whether there is android software for this? I.e. is there an app that lets me connect my mobile/tablet to my home network and either record shows for later watching or watch a show live like a regular TV?
  5. Hi Sam,

    There's nothing that I'm aware of that will allow you to do that currently, I'm sure there is various software that would allow you to do the necessary transcoding etc.

    The next version of the HDHR will have this ability built in but it's not going to be available for a while yet.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  6. Hi Hadley,
    I'm looking to upgrade my ageing mythtv box. I have a satellite dish for freeview. Can you please confirm if you would recommend one of the Silicondust products to capture tv instead of PCI cards? (I like the idea that this may allow me to have a very small ubuntu box instead of a big tower.)
    Thanks,
    Paul
  7. Hi Paul,

    I definitely recommend the HDHR instead of a PCI card, they are great, but, they only support terrestrial broadcast, not satellite. So it will depend if that's an option for you.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  8. Hi.

    Are you able to put me in contact with David McNeill? He purchased a DUAL DVB-T earlier this year and posted a comment in March 2014.
  9. Hi David,

    You'll find him on the mythtvnz mailing list;

    http://lists.ourshack.com/mailman/listinfo/mythtvnz

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  10. Hey Hadley - any word on when the DLNA model will be available in NZ? Current model serves its purpose but streaming to iOS devices just does. not. work.
  11. Hi Peter,

    Yeah iOS won't support the stream format so it won't be able to play it. The new version should do transcoding to allow more devices to play the stream.

    While the USA version is available unfortunately the rest-of-the-world version has been delayed and the latest news I've had is that it's been delayed until next year sometime.

    We will certainly be getting it as soon as it's available.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  12. Does this come with Elgato EyeTV3 or does that have to be purchased separately to use with a mac?

    Cheer
    Nathan
  13. Does this come with Elgato EyeTV3 or does that have to be purchased separately to use with a mac?

    Cheer
    Nathan
  14. Hi Nathan,

    This is just the HDHomeRun device itself, no third party software is included.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  15. Thanks Hadley,

    If using this model of HDHomeRun will it encode in an iTunes friendly format? Or do I have to wait for the updated DLNA to hit NZ?

    I want to use EyeTV3 software to save/import the recorded files directly into iTunes (via the Automatically add to iTunes folder). This way I could view them directly on my AppleTV's. Will this work or will each file need to be converted into an appropriate format first?

    Cheers
    Nathan
  16. Hi Nathan,

    Currently, the HDHR doesn't encode anything, it just takes the broadcast DVB stream and converts it to a network stream so that means that, in NZ at least, you'll probably need something else to transcode them into a format for playback on an Apple device (I don't know anything about Apple things myself).

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  17. Purchased one of these a couple of months ago to replace an aging Hauppauge HVR-2200. I can recommend them to anyone who is considering one (for Windows Media Centre at least).

    Very convenient compared to a card and it allowed me to downsize my HTPC case to something a little slicker.

    One thing it is missing is screw holes on the back so you can mount it on a wall etc but I purchased an Apple TV mount from dx.com for $6 US and it fits perfectly.

    http://www.dx.com/p/silicone-protection-case-wall-tray-mount-for-apple-tv-2-3-bl...

    Cheers,
    Jason
  18. Thanks Jason, that's helpful.

    Great tip about the mount.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  19. What will the new model do over this model?
  20. Hi Matt,

    The new model will do DLNA but no word on when it will be available yet.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  21. Any update on when the new model will be available? It's been quite a while...
  22. Yes it has been a long time... No update yet.
  23. Getting the new one in would rock - any update?
  24. No update in the last week no.
  25. Is this the new version --> https://nicegear.co.nz/htpc/silicondust-hdhomerun-connect/ or is it something different?
  26. Hi Matt,

    Yes, that is the new version.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  27. Hi I just got the new Apple TV 4 and apparently HD homerun can be used to watch live channels on it. I read this on a US based website. Do you know if this will work in NZ?
  28. Hi do you know if it supports the new Apple TV 4 to broadcast NZ channels? According to US websites it can be used to broadcast US channels via apple TV.

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