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Supports ATSC over-the-air digital TV (8VSB) and unencrypted digital cable TV (QAM64/256)[Not compatible with satellite TV]
MEMORY: 512 MB RAM minimum, 1 GB RAM recommended
Operating System: Windows Media Center (Windows 7, Windows Vista Home, Premium Windows Vista Ultimate
Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of tuners
Now you can watch, pause and record digital and HDTV channels from any computer on your home network. Transform you computer into a home entertainment system with SiliconDust's HDHomeRun. This tuner solution plugs into your network and lets you receive both over the air digital TV and unencrypted digital cable TV content from your cable company. Multiple computers can use the HDHomeRun. It captures full broadcast resolution, up to 1080i high definition without degrading the quality. You can record hours of your favorite digital TV shows directly on your hard drive and edit out unwanted content. Store your collection on an external drive, portable device or burn it to a disc. The HDHomeRun is compatible with Windows Media Center including Windows7, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate and many third party solutions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The included DVR software lets you record your favorite shows onto your hard drive so you can watch them whenever you want.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The HDHomerun performed well on my network, delivering unencrypted cable QAM signal which was streamed over my network to all my wireless laptops and desktops. Using a free download (InstaTV Lite), I was also able to stream video to my iphone, although you’ll only be able to view a postage size image. Using the iphone’s accessibility feature, you can increase the size somewhat, but it will still be small rendering an image of about 52mm x 30mm. Still, this may be good enough if all you want to do is watch a quick late night movie while in bed without disturbing your partner. To reduce the deterioration of the signal when splitting the signal, I used a powered splitter which appeared to enhance the signal (less pixilation and drops).
Another thing to note is that other devices/software that is streaming video over the same network will cause the overall signal to deteriorate, hence your HDHomerun streamed image will likewise suffer. This will occur when I...
I read the reviews about digital HD channels but I didn't quite understand it until I got it and hooked it up. This is the easier way to explain it. Go to the SilconDust website then Resources, TV Channels, Type in your zipcode and you will see pretty close what channels this device will provide you.
Lucky I kept my Hauppauge 1600 MCE card in my computer so I can watch all my cable channels. My cable provider already had these channels in HD so this device wasn't that great for me. It does come in better then what the Hauppauge card is doing so I will keep it. Plus I have one computer that doesn't have a TV cable outlet by it, so this will come in handy. It's a Windows XP computer so I will use the HDHomeRun QuickTV on that computer. BTW: The QuickTV does not work on Windows 7 unless you install the AC3Filter v1.63b from the AC3Filter dot net website. Apparently it is a known problem as it is reported on the SilconDust forums.
Combine this with MythTV or Win7 Media Center, a properly installed antenna, and a wired Ethernet or WiFi G or N LAN and you have the ability to distribute uncompressed HD DTV throughout your home over your data network. You also have the ability (based on the capability of the HTPC software and hardware) to pause and or record HD content. I am able to use MS media center on an older XP desktop to record I use batch files and the Scheduling utility integrated into XP. For an example of the batch file used, check the forum at TV Fool. When tuned to an HD channel, expect to see 15 to 20 Mb/s across the LAN. This means that if you are using WiFi, you need a solid signal. Win7 Media Center is running on my wife's new laptop and runs great when connected via our Linksys WAP54g.
Here in Seattle, OTA transmissions arrive from all points of the compass. Rather than installing an antenna rotator that will almost always have the antenna aimed wrong in someones opinion, I have...
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