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SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME - Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network HDHR3-CC Ethernet Interface $139@Newegg

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I paid $150 for this thing. Worth every penny. My whole network gets all the channels that I'm supposed to get. Both computers and extenders.

AFAIK, all cable channels are going to be encrypted, so everyone will need something that accepts "cablecard" (like this thing)
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Newegg [newegg.com] has the SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME w Three Digital Tuners for $139 with promo code.

Use Promo Code: EMCYTZT3332 for $10 off listed price (Reg $149)

Includes Free shipping.
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Good price to avoid paying cable box and DVR rental fees.
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what is the lowest cable plan I would need to take advantage of this? I cut the cord and just get OTA for now. Do I need the most basic live cable feed? Thanks in advance.
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Great product, good price. Works well with Windows Media Center to provide encrypted digital cable to your media PC.

TECHNICAL WARNING: The latest 20130328 firmware for this device [silicondust.com] implements a new protocol/handshake for DLNA and Windows DRM. Most varieties of antivirus software disrupt this protocol/handshake. Specifically, AVG antivirus will break the connectivity between the HDHR and your media PC. Currently, the answer is to uninstall AVG and install Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus.
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Ordered one! I had been looking for a deal for about a month and in the last 2 weeks Amazon raised the price from $149.99 to $165.94 and now it is $177.45! The Newegg email with this sale went into my junk folder, so thanks op! I think about Black Friday last year this thing was around $130, so this isn't a bad deal at all.

Just went to MyServices on Time Warner's website and ordered a CableCard. They charge $2.50/month to rent the card and slapped on a $14.95 one-time installation and made me schedule an appointment to complete my order. I don't need a guy coming to my house, do I do? I already have a working drop for the cable line signal. I assume they will snail mail me the card and I can work with TWC customer service over the phone to get the card activated and working to decrypt my channels. Anyone know?
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HDHR4 is coming out within the next few months. Id expect these to drop in price further.
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Curiously, would it be possible to establish a network bridge between my home and my neighbor's networks so his Xbox could see my MCE PC on my network and utilize my HDHomerun? Could a network bridge be done easily and cheaply and would he need to make a cantenna to be able to get good signal from my wifi? I assume I would need a better broadcast antenna for my wifi router to make this work too.

The neighbors on the opposite side of my street can't get cable because of the empty lots and TWC won't run cable over there because of potential construction (that hasn't happened in the 7 years since we've lived there). There's some programming on TWC that they can't get from DirecTV\Dish. Just wondering if a network bridge would work. Would a VPN be more cumbersome than a bridge?
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Quote from SlickJedi View Post :
Curiously, would it be possible to establish a network bridge between my home and my neighbor's networks so his Xbox could see my MCE PC on my network and utilize my HDHomerun? Could a network bridge be done easily and cheaply and would he need to make a cantenna to be able to get good signal from my wifi? I assume I would need a better broadcast antenna for my wifi router to make this work too.

The neighbors on the opposite side of my street can't get cable because of the empty lots and TWC won't run cable over there because of potential construction (that hasn't happened in the 7 years since we've lived there). There's some programming on TWC that they can't get from DirecTV\Dish. Just wondering if a network bridge would work. Would a VPN be more cumbersome than a bridge?

You need a hard-wired connection for reliable streaming to the xbox.
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Quote from SlickJedi View Post :
Ordered one! I had been looking for a deal for about a month and in the last 2 weeks Amazon raised the price from $149.99 to $165.94 and now it is $177.45! The Newegg email with this sale went into my junk folder, so thanks op! I think about Black Friday last year this thing was around $130, so this isn't a bad deal at all.

Just went to MyServices on Time Warner's website and ordered a CableCard. They charge $2.50/month to rent the card and slapped on a $14.95 one-time installation and made me schedule an appointment to complete my order. I don't need a guy coming to my house, do I do? I already have a working drop for the cable line signal. I assume they will snail mail me the card and I can work with TWC customer service over the phone to get the card activated and working to decrypt my channels. Anyone know?

Time warner offers FREE self install, as mandated by the FCC. Ask to pick up the card at Time Warner office for self install.

Most likely tech will not know what to do with a CableCard if it is not going into a TiVO. Verizon Techs seem to be better trained for WMC installations.
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Quote from SlickJedi View Post :
Curiously, would it be possible to establish a network bridge between my home and my neighbor's networks so his Xbox could see my MCE PC on my network and utilize my HDHomerun? Could a network bridge be done easily and cheaply and would he need to make a cantenna to be able to get good signal from my wifi? I assume I would need a better broadcast antenna for my wifi router to make this work too.

The neighbors on the opposite side of my street can't get cable because of the empty lots and TWC won't run cable over there because of potential construction (that hasn't happened in the 7 years since we've lived there). There's some programming on TWC that they can't get from DirecTV\Dish. Just wondering if a network bridge would work. Would a VPN be more cumbersome than a bridge?

What's the distance? You could theoretically just run an illegal Cat5e/Cat6 cable to his house, as long as it does not exceed the distance limitations of the spec.

If you want to do wi-fi, you will need a radio with stregth that will require FCC license to operate. EEK!

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what is the lowest cable plan I would need to take advantage of this? I cut the cord and just get OTA for now. Do I need the most basic live cable feed? Thanks in advance.

You don't need this for OTA. You can use the HomeRun Dual for OTA.

Usually you need to have digital cable to get CableCards.
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Quote from VorlonFrog View Post :
Great product, good price. Works well with Windows Media Center to provide encrypted digital cable to your media PC.

TECHNICAL WARNING: The latest 20130328 firmware for this device [silicondust.com] implements a new protocol/handshake for DLNA and Windows DRM. Most varieties of antivirus software disrupt this protocol/handshake. Specifically, AVG antivirus will break the connectivity between the HDHR and your media PC. Currently, the answer is to uninstall AVG and install Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus.

Most anti-virus/firewalls block the ports used by these, since even the internal and USB ones are treated as Network adapters. As you have pointed out, the FREE Microsoft Security Essentials is all that is needed, unless you want to start messing with the firewall and open up ports that you are not sure of.
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Quote from blueiedgod View Post :
What's the distance? You could theoretically just run an illegal Cat5e/Cat6 cable to his house, as long as it does not exceed the distance limitations of the spec.

If you want to do wi-fi, you will need a radio with stregth that will require FCC license to operate. EEK!




You don't need this for OTA. You can use the HomeRun Dual for OTA.

Usually you need to have digital cable to get CableCards.
You are incorrect sir. Pick up two Ubiquiti NanoStation M or PicoStation M's. Nano's are more powerful. I've used them at 100mbps over 500 feet. No FCC license needed. Operates on 2.4ghz 802.11n
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Quote from dmasjz45 View Post :
You are incorrect sir. Pick up two Ubiquiti NanoStation M or PicoStation M's. Nano's are more powerful. I've used them at 100mbps over 500 feet. No FCC license needed. Operates on 2.4ghz 802.11n
The FCC comment was a joke, but TV over wi-fi does not work well, even within one's home.
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