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

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Quote from blueiedgod View Post :
The FCC comment was a joke, but TV over wi-fi does not work well, even within one's home.
Not even with 802.11ac on a 5ghz band? You might want to check your sources here. While I haven't done so on video, I've streamed 60mbps 1080P live camera footage @ 30fps flawlessly over 2.4ghz with little interference. HDTV comes in around 20mbps per channel so I would have to think it would be even easier, esp on 5 ghz
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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.
Yes, you could probably get a wireless bridge in place, but even if you had a strong signal running between the two houses, you're likely not going to have enough bandwidth to stream the HD Homerun without a lot of hiccups. It isn't like streaming YouTube across wireless, the HD Homerun sends out what is basically raw video data from your cable connection across your network. On a wired connection, there is plenty of bandwidth for this. On a wireless N connection, some people have enough bandwidth to get a solid signal.

However, when you bridge wireless, the clients on remote side are going to have, at best, 1/2 of your actual throughput capability. The remote endpoint is using its radio to receive signals from its local clients and then has to use the radio to resend theses requests across the bridge. So, with this throughput halved, its unlikely it will be sufficient for the large pipe of bandwidth that is required by the HD Homerun.

Sorry for the damper on you plans, but hopefully that will save you some money.
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Not even with 802.11ac on a 5ghz band? You might want to check your sources here. While I haven't done so on video, I've streamed 60mbps 1080P live camera footage @ 30fps flawlessly over 2.4ghz with little interference. HDTV comes in around 20mbps per channel so I would have to think it would be even easier, esp on 5 ghz
I have a HD Homerun and I can use it in my house on 5GHz 802.11n to 1 wireless client. There are no other 5GHz networks in my area, so the band is pretty clean. If there is much other activity on my network, the signal will break and pause. For example, i can not use two tuners over the wireless simultaneously. The signal from the HD Homerun is *not* compressed, it is a raw feed of video.

That said, I have not tried an AC setup and it should provide higher throughput. A real world example would probably be the most helpful for someone looking to implement such a setup.
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Quote from dmasjz45 View Post :
Not even with 802.11ac on a 5ghz band? You might want to check your sources here. While I haven't done so on video, I've streamed 60mbps 1080P live camera footage @ 30fps flawlessly over 2.4ghz with little interference. HDTV comes in around 20mbps per channel so I would have to think it would be even easier, esp on 5 ghz

You can try. If it works, good, if not, then you can say that you tried, right?

It is not so much the bandwidth, while it is important, as packet integrity. Live TV feed can not deal with lost packets.

Think of HDTV, there is no fuzzy zone like you had with analog. It is either there, or it is not.

Kind of the same applies here, when there is a situation when even 1 packet is lost or corrupt, the system will kick out the extender. There is no network buffer, like you have with most other services.

Some had limited success with wi-fi, but most did not. Wired is the way to go: Eithernet > MoCA > Powerline >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wi-fi.
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Will this work with Dish network.. Can I watch my dish tv channels in other tv. I have no idea how this work. Please help me to understand..
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Will this work with Dish network.. Can I watch my dish tv channels in other tv. I have no idea how this work. Please help me to understand..
No this is for cable tv only. Not for satellite services.
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The HDHR4 coming out will have h264 transcoding built in so it should reduce network traffic quite a bit for clients that can use it.
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The $115 refurb i got in on last fall has been awesome. If fiance wasnt so tied to the remote/cable box experience i would get rid of my two boxes. I can stream SD channels with zero hiccups/distortions over wifi, and have to be reasonable close to router (20ft) for HD channels to stream nicely, and there is a distortion here and there, but is quite watchable. I have FIOS and the updated N actiontec router.
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I bought the dual tuner from B&H for $83 shipped. I don't think I need three tuner.
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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.
sure it does.

I stream HD from my prime to MythTV sever ant the same time as streaming SD to tablet (prime has an AWESOME app for this) and the Mac using vlc. all played fine over WiFi. (5ghz used for HD stream to MythTV box)
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I bought the dual tuner from B&H for $83 shipped. I don't think I need three tuner.
It's a waste to buy the dual now that most cable company is encrypting basic cable. The dual will be relegated to OTA signal only.
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YNOTFRONTPAGE??????? [/trollface]

Great deal on a great product.
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Quote from blueiedgod View Post :
The FCC comment was a joke, but TV over wi-fi does not work well, even within one's home.
I can watch HD channels via Wifi with the Fios router (rev I) and my Asus laptops built in wifin card within two rooms of the router. I can watch SD in my basement (router on main floor). So YMMV. However, if you have a lot of wifi traffic, it's certainly less than ideal. I set up a MoCA bridge to share with my bedroom htpc.

Quote from dmasjz45 View Post :
Not even with 802.11ac on a 5ghz band? You might want to check your sources here. While I haven't done so on video, I've streamed 60mbps 1080P live camera footage @ 30fps flawlessly over 2.4ghz with little interference. HDTV comes in around 20mbps per channel so I would have to think it would be even easier, esp on 5 ghz
see above post.
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However, when you bridge wireless, the clients on remote side are going to have, at best, 1/2 of your actual throughput capability. The remote endpoint is using its radio to receive signals from its local clients and then has to use the radio to resend theses requests across the bridge. So, with this throughput halved, its unlikely it will be sufficient for the large pipe of bandwidth that is required by the HD Homerun.

Sorry for the damper on you plans, but hopefully that will save you some money.
Ah that's ok it was more a curiosity if whether it was a possibility or not. It doesn't sound ideal at all. The new HDH4 though might make that possible sounds like. I didn't want to wait for the new device coming out. My DVR promo expires with TWC in June and this gives me some time to get it working, not to mention I will have more access to HD I want to watch (my wife monopolizes the single tuning DVR box in the house that is the only HD-capable tuner and I am not paying an extra $7.99/month to rent just an HD tuner). I use MCE on my main machine with three tuners for mainly OTA HD and analog cable tuning for DVR and an Xbox360 downstairs by the TV I do my watching at.

Yes, this will save me some money, but not all.. My wife doesn't want to give up the on-demand feature of the DVR, so I think we will still have to rent just an HD tuning box. It's better than my bill going up $20/month though. At least she doesn't mind about not being able to record shows.

Unfortunately my local TWC is only open M-F til 4pm and I work 40 miles away, so I hope they will just mail me the card. I will have to call and find out.
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It's a waste to buy the dual now that most cable company is encrypting basic cable. The dual will be relegated to OTA signal only.
Ah, I see. That's why the newer one costs so much. I honestly don't have cable and only wanted OTA signal for my computer. I just want to watch a few shows in HD rather than having to watch them in SD definition on the internet. Thanks for info.
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