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Refurbished Sale: SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual High Definition Digital TV Tuner (HDHR3-US) for $52.49 AC & More + Free Shipping @ Newegg.com

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Last Edited by BeAuMaN July 16, 2016 at 09:37 PM
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#2
Matches the ebay deal posted 2 days ago. $40 + $10 off with discount code: EMCELFJ38


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...gnorebbr=1


Given a choice, I'd prefer to buy from Newegg than from a no name Ebay refurb seller.
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Why oh why is there no promo code for the PRIME refurb Frown
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Whats the main goal for this? As most cable boxes now offer the same functionality does this allow you to avoid cable altogether? What am I missing?
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Just a buyer's beware notice:
Silicon Dust is vaporware... I wouldn't rely on that company.

The Simple.TV has been discontinued after failing hard at launch.
The HDHomeRun DVR is a year behind schedule.

So with no good DVR software past Windows 7/8, PC DVR is dead.

HTPC used to be a good viable alternatives back in the day when set top boxes sort of sucked... Set top boxes have caught up and excel in both reliability and capability vs. HTPCs. In addition, software on HTPC is hit or miss and aren't being updated if even.
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Whats the main goal for this? As most cable boxes now offer the same functionality does this allow you to avoid cable altogether? What am I missing?
To not pay $$$ for cable.
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Whats the main goal for this? As most cable boxes now offer the same functionality does this allow you to avoid cable altogether? What am I missing?
The cable card that goes into it costs you between nothing and five bucks a month to rent, vs. $10-20 per box from the cable company. Cost savings down the road, and big cost savings up front if you already have the necessary equipment to set up (ie I already had two xbox 360s to serve as Windows Media Center Extenders).
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Whats the main goal for this? As most cable boxes now offer the same functionality does this allow you to avoid cable altogether? What am I missing?
This model is for broadcast TV (ie not cable). It basically hooks up to your TV antennae on one end and a router on the other. Then it allows you to access broadcast TV from any device connected to your network, whether it's your HTPC, Xbox, smartphone whatever.

HDHomeRun Prime model does the same thing but with cable TV. The key advantages is that you won't have to pay to rent a cable box, you can watch from any network connected device, and have free DVR capability (assuming you have an HTPC)
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Quote from estoyloco View Post :
Just a buyer's beware notice:
Silicon Dust is vaporware... I wouldn't rely on that company.

The Simple.TV has been discontinued after failing hard at launch.
The HDHomeRun DVR is a year behind schedule.

So with no good DVR software past Windows 7/8, PC DVR is dead.

HTPC used to be a good viable alternatives back in the day when set top boxes sort of sucked... Set top boxes have caught up and excel in both reliability and capability vs. HTPCs. In addition, software on HTPC is hit or miss and aren't being updated if even.
Out of curiosity, why don't you think the Silicon Dust DVR software will come to fruition? Isn't it already available in paid-for-beta?

I'm sticking with Windows 7 for as long as I feasibly can regardless. No sense paying more for DVR software when WMC still works for me.

All being said, with the variety of streaming services at my disposal, I've basically stopped pre-recording shows all together. I like having a DVR, but find I rarely use it anymore.
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Quote from estoyloco View Post :
Just a buyer's beware notice:
Silicon Dust is vaporware... I wouldn't rely on that company.

The Simple.TV has been discontinued after failing hard at launch.
The HDHomeRun DVR is a year behind schedule.

So with no good DVR software past Windows 7/8, PC DVR is dead.

HTPC used to be a good viable alternatives back in the day when set top boxes sort of sucked... Set top boxes have caught up and excel in both reliability and capability vs. HTPCs. In addition, software on HTPC is hit or miss and aren't being updated if even.
They're regularly updating the beta for the DVR so it's still in active development. Hell, they even put out a client for Android TV recently and the beta DVR engine runs on more than Windows (qnap and synology NAS).

The only thing the beta can't do is premium channels, but they're working on that.

To say anything HDHomeRun is vaporware is simply incorrect.
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Quote from 80ninjas View Post :
They're regularly updating the beta for the DVR so it's still in active development. Hell, they even put out a client for Android TV recently and the beta DVR engine runs on more than Windows (qnap and synology NAS).

The only thing the beta can't do is premium channels, but they're working on that.

To say anything HDHomeRun is vaporware is simply incorrect.
"The plan is to have the HDHomeRun DVR software ready for backers to try in August, and the general public in September. "
https://www.engadget.com/2015/05/...ckstarter/

It is almost a year later... I'm not paying to beta test a half made product.

Considering that they raised $370K on Kickstarter.
"$250,000 stretch goal - expanded client support:

If we hit $250,000 the additional money will go into staff focused on supporting a wider range of clients. The top clients we have been getting asked about are Roku, iOS, Chromcast, XBox One, and Samsung TVs. Each of these present different challenges and will need the right resources for research and possible implementation."

Where is the Roku app, first one mentioned in the list?

But yes you are right, missing their intended release date by almost a year, having nowhere near the functionality promised, remaining in PAID beta status the entire time, and having tons of half working/buggy features is not vaporware.
Glad they can manage to sucker people to pay by tagging crapware with a Beta tag to stay afloat.
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Last edited by estoyloco July 15, 2016 at 10:33 AM.
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The biggest thing missing from the beta imo, is a way to transcode the media to something smaller. Mpeg2 is big!
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The biggest thing missing from the beta imo, is a way to transcode the media to something smaller. Mpeg2 is big!
The biggest thing missing from beta is it being free.

You pay $60 for half promises.
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the hdhr3 is well-regarded and by accounts well-supported. it works well for a number of applications. calling the company at large "vaporware" because of frustrations with their software is a little over the top.

the sd DVR software may yet end up being vaporware, wouldn't disagree there. it's been quite the lengthy beta.
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Why oh why is there no promo code for the PRIME refurb Frown
I've got 2 prime tuners for sale. Don't have cable anymore....
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