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

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#31
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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.
Do you have HTPCs? My wife picked up WMC7 really easily. Buy a harmony remote and you're golden. You can even set W7 to run WMC7 at boot.

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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.
Internet >>>> On Demand.
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#32
Anyone know when the new version of this model is coming out? It was announced at CES this past January.
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#33
I just refreshed the product page I had up for this at Amazon and the price went from $177.45 to $149.99. I see how it is Amazon! Well Amazon would have charged me tax and I'd of had to go to Kroger to buy Amazon GCs to capture fuel points which would have saved me $8.75 on 35 gallons of fuel. Considering that Newegg still won this deal!
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Internet >>>> On Demand.
Yeah, I know. That's why I have been content with OTA-HD via MCE\Xbox-extender. It's the interface that matters. There's a reason for using an encrypted connection to USENET, but I've found 99% of the time it's in there. Just takes a little time and effort to get. It's that little time and effort thing that spouses seem to shun. karazi probably can relate. Wink
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#35
What's the best way to use this thing on televisions that makes the experience as close to the simple cable box experience (simple remote, no HTPC, etc.). I want something like this, but grandma ready.

Also, is there a Roku or Plex channel for this?



Quote from SlickJedi View Post :
There's a reason for using an encrypted connection to USENET, but I've found 99% of the time it's in there. Just takes a little time and effort to get. It's that little time and effort thing that spouses seem to shun. karazi probably can relate. Wink
I solved this with Sickbeard and Couchpotato in conjunction with Plex running on a Roku.
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is there a way to use this to record TV shows onto my main computer running Win7 and share that same recording to another HTPC in my home? I remember reading somewhere that you can only watch recordings on the computer it was recorded on or to an extender (xbox). Is this true and is there another DVR program that can get around this?

I have older/weaker computers around the house and want to keep the heavy lifting to my main computer and want to keep the functionality of watching recordings where ever I want, that Dish Network provides.

Thank you,
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What is actually required to use this as a cable box or DVR?

I tried Google, but couldn't find an easy and thorough tutorial. Do we need a computer? Windows? Android? Does the computer need certain specs, or will an older one do? Are there other things w need in the computer, like a special video card or anything? And lastly, I read something about extenders (second, third, fourth boxes). What are those and what is needed for them?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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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?

Time Warner just added Roku support and it works great over wifi. Its supports up to 300 channels depending on your area. I am only getting 176 (about a third are music channels) but they are also planning to add "on demand" support later this year.
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is there a way to use this to record TV shows onto my main computer running Win7 and share that same recording to another HTPC in my home? I remember reading somewhere that you can only watch recordings on the computer it was recorded on or to an extender (xbox). Is this true and is there another DVR program that can get around this?

I have older/weaker computers around the house and want to keep the heavy lifting to my main computer and want to keep the functionality of watching recordings where ever I want, that Dish Network provides.

Thank you,
1) This doesn't work with dish. It's a CABLECARD product. Not SATELLITECARD product. (I'm being facetious. The latter product doesn't exist.)
2) Yes, it's called file sharing. If you're using WMC7 on all comps, it's ridiculously easy. It's only slightly trickier to do if you have other windows OS. Basically, share the recorded tv folder.

What you're referring to is the copy protection that's embedded in the program. Most programs on most service providers are marked "copy freely" which means you can share them. However, this is a provider controlled thing, so YMMV. If it's marked "copy once," you only get to watch on the device that recorded it.

Also, BTW, you can use this device with old comps. The signal is purely digital. When cable was analog, CPUs had to struggle converting the analog signal to digital, which doesn't happen anymore. Even weak CPUs can record SD and perhaps even some HD. My first HTPC was a P4 running <3GHz and it could handle some 720p programs. Almost all CPUs made within the last 8 years are more powerful.
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What is actually required to use this as a cable box or DVR?

I tried Google, but couldn't find an easy and thorough tutorial. Do we need a computer? Windows? Android? Does the computer need certain specs, or will an older one do? Are there other things w need in the computer, like a special video card or anything? And lastly, I read something about extenders (second, third, fourth boxes). What are those and what is needed for them?

Thanks in advance for your help!
This serves the same function as a pci or usb tv tuner in your computer. Its just over the network. It is not a cablebox or dvr. It is just the tuner.

It comes with a basic tv tuning software that will run on your pc called quicktv. Otherwise you can use elgato eyetv on a mac to watch tv, or windows media center on a pc to watch tv.

Since these are mpeg2 streams android and ios devices generally arn't going to have the horsepower to decode the streams properly.

If you have a mac the EyeTV software can transcode the stream and you can view it on an ios or android device with their apps.


Lots of tv tuning programs have hdhomerun support. For cablecard encrypted channels though you will have to use Windows Media Center.
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Time Warner just added Roku support and it works great over wifi. Its supports up to 300 channels depending on your area. I am only getting 176 (about a third are music channels) but they are also planning to add "on demand" support later this year.
Fantastic! I'll probably rent their HD tuner box for awhile and then when the on-demand is available I'll get her a Roku! Nice!

Is it a requirement with TWC to have at least one rented tuner box on your account? Can I have no tuners and use HDHomerun Prime and Roku's only?
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Quote from netsfan View Post :
What is actually required to use this as a cable box or DVR?

I tried Google, but couldn't find an easy and thorough tutorial. Do we need a computer? Windows? Android? Does the computer need certain specs, or will an older one do? Are there other things w need in the computer, like a special video card or anything? And lastly, I read something about extenders (second, third, fourth boxes). What are those and what is needed for them?

Thanks in advance for your help!
This product is really tuned to people who have a computer network in their house and have multiple TVs that they want to view from. The easiest device to use to view TV is a computer, though they're adding support/have added support for some other devices like tablets and even PS3 iirc. An extender is a device (the only common one today is an xbox 360) that essentially "extends" your computer to a different monitor/TV.

So one possible setup is to hook this into your router along with a computer on one TV and a 360 on another. You would record shows on your computer. You could watch shows on the TV that comp is hooked up to AND you can use the 360 to access those shows on the TV it's hooked up to.

If you don't already have a network of computers, you can get local CableCard products that hook up directly to the computer. Such products are made by Ceton and Hauppauge.
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So one possible setup is to hook this into your router along with a computer on one TV and a 360 on another. You would record shows on your computer. You could watch shows on the TV that comp is hooked up to AND you can use the 360 to access those shows on the TV it's hooked up to.
This is my setup now except I'll be adding the HDHomerun Prime. Works great. I have the earlier MCE remote for Xbox which has a green MCE button that the newer one lacks. I turn off all power for my entertainment console with a power strip to avoid vampiritic power drain. I prefer extenders as I don't like the idea of having multiple computers sucking electricity all over the house all the time. With the Xbox I can just power it up when I want to watch TV which is why the older Xbox MCE remote is handy to have that button to launch MCE.
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This product is really tuned to people who have a computer network in their house and have multiple TVs that they want to view from. The easiest device to use to view TV is a computer, though they're adding support/have added support for some other devices like tablets and even PS3 iirc. An extender is a device (the only common one today is an xbox 360) that essentially "extends" your computer to a different monitor/TV.

So one possible setup is to hook this into your router along with a computer on one TV and a 360 on another. You would record shows on your computer. You could watch shows on the TV that comp is hooked up to AND you can use the 360 to access those shows on the TV it's hooked up to.

If you don't already have a network of computers, you can get local CableCard products that hook up directly to the computer. Such products are made by Ceton and Hauppauge.
A sale on the Ceton Echo ended yesterday at Newegg for $130. Hopefully, it will return. The Echo is another, lesser known WMC extender.
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Quote from netsfan View Post :
What is actually required to use this as a cable box or DVR?

I tried Google, but couldn't find an easy and thorough tutorial. Do we need a computer? Windows? Android? Does the computer need certain specs, or will an older one do? Are there other things w need in the computer, like a special video card or anything? And lastly, I read something about extenders (second, third, fourth boxes). What are those and what is needed for them?

Thanks in advance for your help!
You would need a computer with a video card that's HDCP compatible (most video cards are). Also the computer (htpc) needs a dual core minimum. An extender would replace your cable box. Most common extender is the xbox 360. You can get a used one on ebay/craiglist for around $100. Even a banned xbox will work. It's quite a bit of investment upfront but it's worth is if you're paying HD-DVR boxes for each room. I don't know if it's worth it for 1 room only but if you have multiple rooms you're get your money back in around a year.
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