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SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect Duo OTA 2-Tuner Streaming Media Player DVR $79.99

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Watch live high-definition TV shows from mobile devices with this SiliconDust HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO TV tuner. It lets you stream over-the-air programs via a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection, saving you the cost of extra cable subscriptions. Record broadcast shows with this SiliconDust HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO TV tuner by using its DVR service.


Stream and record free HDTV on the largest number of smart media devices
Using HDHomeRun app, which works with Windows 10, Android, Apple and NAS storage devices.

Use your existing home router
To create your multi-room solution simply plug your device into your home router to stream live and recorded HD content to devices around your home. You can even pause on one device and resume on another.

Get more entertainment with dual OTA tuners
Browse, record and stream up to two live or multiple recorded HDTV shows simultaneously on multiple devices. Add a second HDHomeRun device to increase your number of available tuners.

Supports Closed Captioning and SAP
Video description (Secondary Audio Program) and Closed Captioning can be turned on or off via the on-screen interface.

Digital HD antenna required
Designed for users who watch TV with an HD antenna instead of subscribing to cable. HD antenna sold separately.

DVR capability
The HDHomeRun DVR service, $35 a year subscription allows you to watch live, schedule and record HDTV on your terms. It's a full multi user, multi room, multi device solution.


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$10 cheaper 3 days ago.
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What's the easiest way to stream if you have multiple TVs?
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What's the easiest way to stream if you have multiple TVs?
That depends on what devices you already have connected to those TVs (and if any are smart TVs, what apps they have available). If you're using Roku players they can't stream from a HDHomeRun directly but can from a Tablo OTA DVR. Also how many different channels do you want to be able to watch at once (e.g. 2 or 4, across all screens in your house) and how much recording capability do you want, if any?
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That depends on what devices you already have connected to those TVs (and if any are smart TVs, what apps they have available). If you're using Roku players they can't stream from a HDHomeRun directly but can from a Tablo OTA DVR. Also how many different channels do you want to be able to watch at once (e.g. 2 or 4, across all screens in your house) and how much recording capability do you want, if any?
Thank you for replying. These TVs have nothing connected to them. I did research a little into the topic and how Roku wouldn't work with HDHomeRun because it can't decode? (I think) I'll be connecting to three different TVs. Two will be playing at most.
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Thank you for replying. These TVs have nothing connected to them. I did research a little into the topic and how Roku wouldn't work with HDHomeRun because it can't decode? (I think) I'll be connecting to three different TVs. Two will be playing at most.
You're welcome.

Wow. Most people seem to have a streaming media player already. It's interesting that you're approaching this differently. Do you have an outdoor antenna?

Anyway, the cheapest option would be to get Fire TV Sticks (2nd gen) and a HDHomeRun Connect (or Connect Duo) (I'm not sure if there's a significant internal difference between those two models). You would need to be able to place the HDHomeRun somewhere that it can be connected to the cables from both your antenna and your router (or intermediate network switch). And you could use a PC for recording as well (if you have one that meets the minimum requirements), but you would probably want to buy (or subscribe to) some software for that.

What I mainly use are Roku 3 (4200X) players and a Tablo OTA DVR - 2 Tuner. I have found that I wanted a 3rd tuner, to make more simultaneous recordings, from time to time.

Yeah, Roku players support H.264 (UHD capable ones support H.265 and VP9 as well) but not MPEG-2, which is the compression standard Digital TV is broadcast in. The Tablo converts the video on-the-fly to H.264 and as a result works well over both Wi-fi and wired connections.

Apple TV (4th gen and newer) and various Android TV boxes are other alternatives to Fire TV and Roku, but they may not provide as much value.

Let me know if there's anything I need to clarify or if you have any related questions I can help with.
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You're welcome.

Wow. Most people seem to have a streaming media player already. It's interesting that you're approaching this differently. Do you have an outdoor antenna?

Anyway, the cheapest option would be to get Fire TV Sticks (2nd gen) and a HDHomeRun Connect (or Connect Duo) (I'm not sure if there's a significant internal difference between those two models). You would need to be able to place the HDHomeRun somewhere that it can be connected to the cables from both your antenna and your router (or intermediate network switch). And you could use a PC for recording as well (if you have one that meets the minimum requirements), but you would probably want to buy (or subscribe to) some software for that.

What I mainly use are Roku 3 (4200X) players and a Tablo OTA DVR - 2 Tuner. I have found that I wanted a 3rd tuner, to make more simultaneous recordings, from time to time.

Yeah, Roku players support H.264 (UHD capable ones support H.265 and VP9 as well) but not MPEG-2, which is the compression standard Digital TV is broadcast in. The Tablo converts the video on-the-fly to H.264 and as a result works well over both Wi-fi and wired connections.

Apple TV (4th gen and newer) and various Android TV boxes are other alternatives to Fire TV and Roku, but they may not provide as much value.

Let me know if there's anything I need to clarify or if you have any related questions I can help with.
Thanks man! Yeah, I don't watch TV at all, only my relatives do so I just want to save them money from paying $30 a month for the cable boxes.
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FYI This is not a streaming media player as stated in the OP. This is an OTA tuner, you will need a supported streaming media player to use this.
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Thank you for replying. These TVs have nothing connected to them. I did research a little into the topic and how Roku wouldn't work with HDHomeRun because it can't decode? (I think) I'll be connecting to three different TVs. Two will be playing at most.
If your just trying to get OTA channels directly on TVs no need to over complicate with this device. Simply hook up your antenna directly to both TVs via a coax splitter, perhaps with an amplifier pre split (or an amplified splitter).
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$10 cheaper 3 days ago.
I think Best Buy realized they were making it cheaper to buy 2 of these than a single 4 tuner HDHomeRun at $149.99.

They tried to up sell me on the 4 tuner one when I picked up my online order for this one at $70 when it was still at that price - I pointed that out and they got quiet quick.
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If your just trying to get OTA channels directly on TVs no need to over complicate with this device. Simply hook up your antenna directly to both TVs via a coax splitter, perhaps with an amplifier pre split (or an amplified splitter).
Then no antenna we have cable boxes in each TV.
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Then no antenna we have cable boxes in each TV.
Well this device in no way replaces an antenna
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I think Best Buy realized they were making it cheaper to buy 2 of these than a single 4 tuner HDHomeRun at $149.99.

They tried to up sell me on the 4 tuner one when I picked up my online order for this one at $70 when it was still at that price - I pointed that out and they got quiet quick.
There's always a smartass who ruins the deal for the rest of us because he feels the need to show off.
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There's always a smartass who ruins the deal for the rest of us because he feels the need to show off.
How did he ruin the deal for the rest of us?

He didn't.
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I think Best Buy realized they were making it cheaper to buy 2 of these than a single 4 tuner HDHomeRun at $149.99.

They tried to up sell me on the 4 tuner one when I picked up my online order for this one at $70 when it was still at that price - I pointed that out and they got quiet quick.
2 tuners takes more real estate and would need another antenna and plug. If I need 4 tuners then I wouldn't buy 2 just to save $10.
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