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SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner

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  • Access From Any Computer In Home
  • Supports CableCARD Access
  • Windows 7 Media Center Compatible
  • Watch/Pause/Record Live TV
  • Schedule Recordings
  • Watch Content When You Like
  • Use Xbox360 As Substitute For TV
  • iPad 2 Compatible
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The SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner is an Ethernet-equipped cable TV tuner for computers. As soon as the cablecard tuner is connected to your home router, you will have the ability to access the HDHomeRun Tuner from any computer--anywhere in your home! Watch and record TV from your family room, kitchen, garage, backyard, or anywhere else you have a computer.

HDHomeRun Prime offers support for CableCARD conditional access, giving you access to premium cable channels from your PC. Just insert an M-Card cablecard from your cable provider and enjoy the ability to watch and record all the digital cable channels you subscribe to--including HD and premium channels in 100% digital quality! Make it easy on yourself and get rid of that set-top box rental that's costing you money. The HDHomeRun Prime is compatible with Windows 7 Media Center, offering the full DVR experience. Watch, pause and record live TV, schedule recordings by name, set up season passes and watch content when it's convenient for you!

So, you don't happen to have a PC next to your TV, huh? No problem: Use an Xbox360 or other Media Center Extender and you'll get access to live TV and all the recorded programs on your primary PC.

The HDHomeRun Prime tuner supports the streaming of access-controlled copy-freely channels to other DVR applications, including MythTV. These are channels you subscribe to that are encrypted on the cable system (access-controlled) and don't place restrictions on use in your home (copy-freely).

Elgato's HDHomeRun App and Silicondust HDHomeRun Prime join forces to deliver premium television and DVR capabilities on the iPad 2. The HDHomeRun Prime sends the TV signal directly to the HDHomeRun Prime App, so you don't have to turn on a PC. Enjoy the ability to watch, pause and record on your iPad! (App sold separately, not provided by SiliconDust).

As soon as the cablecard tuner is connected to your home router, you will have the ability to access the HDHomeRun Tuner from any computer--anywhere in your home!
Watch and record TV from your family room, kitchen, garage, backyard, or anywhere else you have a computer.
Support for CableCARD conditional access, giving you access to premium cable channels from your PC. Just insert an M-Card cablecard from your cable provider and enjoy the ability to watch and record all the digital cable channels you subscribe to--including HD and premium channels in 100% digital quality! Make it easy on yourself and get rid of that set-top box rental that's costing you money.
Compatible with Windows 7 Windows Media Center, offering the full DVR experience. Watch, pause and record live TV, schedule recordings by name, set up season passes and watch content when it's convenient for you!
So, you don't happen to have a PC next to your TV, huh? No problem: Use an Xbox360 or other Media Center Extender and you'll get access to live TV and all the recorded programs on your primary PC.
Supports the streaming of access-controlled copy-freely channels to other DVR applications, including MythTV. These are channels you subscribe to that are encrypted on the cable system (access-controlled) and don't place restrictions on use in your home (copy-freely).
Elgato's HDHomeRun App and Silicondust HDHomeRun Prime join forces to deliver premium television and DVR capabilities on the iPad 2. The HDHomeRun Prime sends the TV signal directly to the HDHomeRun Prime App, so you don't have to turn on a PC. Enjoy the ability to watch, pause and record on your iPad! (App sold separately, not provided by SiliconDust).
Ethernet cable, power adapter and RG6 RF cable included
Device Type Cable TV tuner (3-in-1)
Video Formats HD
Resolution 1080i HD recording
Aspect Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
Software Supported Popular DVR software:
Windows 7, Windows Media Center
Record TV shows by name
Schedule future or season recordings
Integrated TV guide (provided by the DVR software)
Compatibility Works with existing HDHomeRun units to provide additional tuners in your home network
Allows multiple signal input sources on the same network
Adds premium channels to your home network
Compatible with Windows Media Center on Windows 7
Multistream CableCARD (M-Card) compatible
iPad 2 compatible with Elgato's HDHomeRun App (not included)
Not compatible with satellite TV
Connectors
Cable 1x Cable IN - 3 tuners, 1 RF input (RF cable included)
Video 1x Optional SDV port
Gigabit Ethernet Port 1x 1000baseT network cable port (ethernet cable included)
Card 1x CableCARD slot
Power 1x port: 5.0 V / 3.0A (power adapter included)
General
System Requirements Dual Core PC
2.0 GB RAM Recommended
4.0 - 8.0 GB disk space per hr of HD recording; 1.0 - 2.0 GB per hr of SD recording
100Mbit or 1000Mbit Ethernet network
Windows 7
Subscription to digital cable service
CableCARD (M-Card) from your cable provider
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner
  • Power Adapter
  • RG6 RF Cable
  • Cat5e Ethernet Cable
  • Install CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SiliconDustHDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner
     
    4.7

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Crisp picture (21)
    • Easy installation (17)
    • Fast connection (14)

    Cons

    • Difficult to hook up (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home (19)
    • Movies (12)
    • Sports (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (12), Enthusiast (11), Casual user (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Product

    In short, so far this product is a winner. It fits my intended need – simultaneously feed two HDTV's and record a third channel. My downstairs TV connects directly to a PC...Read complete review

    In short, so far this product is a winner. It fits my intended need – simultaneously feed two HDTV's and record a third channel. My downstairs TV connects directly to a PC and the upstairs TV is connected via an Xbox (used as an extender). The PC runs on Win7, Windows Media Center, with the interface for the HD Homerun Prime entirely through my router with a Cat6 link to the Xbox. The bonus – I can also view TV independently on my networked PC's. Set up for the HD HRP with Comcast was easy. I picked up a CableCard (first one is free) at the local Comcast Office and activated the card over the phone using their special number. I have ditched my Comcast boxes – note that On Demand and Pay-Per-View is not accessible

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great product if it works...

    I puchased the product to see if it can replace my $20/month Tivo rental. My cable provider is RCN. It did not work as expected. 1. The HDHomeRun Prime will not recevie...Read complete review

    I puchased the product to see if it can replace my $20/month Tivo rental. My cable provider is RCN. It did not work as expected. 1. The HDHomeRun Prime will not recevie the preminum channls such as Showtime , HBO, TBS and TNT. It works with regular channels, ABC, CBS, FOX. etc. 2. The windows software is not as stable as it appear. Getting errors when multiple computer is accessing the system. 3. Don't even try to run HD via wireless network, it constently freezes. (I am using 802.11n network).

    On the plus side 1. Windows setup is a fast 10 minutes. However, MythTV instruction is a total disaster. You'll be spending hours trying to figure out if it will work.
    If you want to try the item. Get the thing work on Windows 7 Media Center first and make sure it recevies all the channels that you pay for before trying any other operating system.

    Maybe next year it will be ready for Prime Time. At this time, it is still a BETA product.

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    5.0

    HDHOMERUN PRIME

    By oespo

    from CT USA

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comcasts Lack Of Know How
    • Crisp Picture
    • Fast Connection

    Cons

    • Comcasts Lack Of Know How

    Best Uses

      Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

      Works without issue once cable card is setup by Comcast, be prerpared to spend alot of time trying to get Comcast to properly configure M-Card, but when its done the Unit works flawlessly.

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      4.0

      Nice way to reduce charges for cable box

      By Friendly

      from Tampa

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Crisp Picture

      Cons

      • Difficult to Hook Up

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Sports

      Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

      If you are a bit of a techie and happen to have a XBOX 360 to use as a WINDOWS Media Extender, this will allow you to stream live TV from your cable provider to a most every type of tablet, smart phone, PC, or TV via DLNA or the Xbox 360. You will need a good wired network,(BEST), a MoCA setup,(Better), or very fast Wifi, 5GHz AC (Maybe) for this to be useful. Add a cablecard and a PC running WMC for best results. Recommend a Xbox 360 E, or S version, as they run much quieter

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      5.0

      Love it

      By MitchCECG

      from New Egypt NJ

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Crisp Picture
      • Easy Installation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies

        Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

        easy to set up and works great with SageTv ver 7

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        • No

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        5.0

        Cablecard Triple Tuner works fabulously

        By Frank G.

        from Sneads Ferry, NC

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Crisp Picture
        • Easy Installation
        • Fast Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Office

          Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

          Using the computers Media Center channel scan, the tuner must be turned on to a selected cable channel while the cable company signals the cable card. Once this happens, the unit functions flawlessy.

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          5.0

          Great Tuner!

          By BC_Dog

          from Mission Viejo, CA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Crisp Picture
          • Easy Installation
          • Fast Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies
            • Sports

            Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

            Decided to get a second HDHomeRun tuner and retire a Ceton. This is way more convenient than the Ceton 4 tuner set up in one pc. It was very easy to set up with one call to COX since I had the tuning adapter and M-card. They paired the card within a few minutes and I was ready to go. Now have 6 tuners using 2 HDHomeRuns (2 cable cards) available to 8 pc's throughout the house. The tuners can be set up to use as next available so I usually have a couple not in use. Great video with no pixilation with gigabit or wi-fi. Great buy, and it will pay for itself within the year.

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            4.0

            Almost Perfect

            By No1noses

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Crisp Picture
            • Easy Installation
            • Windows Media Center

            Cons

            • Dlna

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

            Works perfectly with my Comcast service and windows media center computers. Picture quality is excellent. Three tuners is great. I took one star off because I felt misled by the manufactures claim of streaming live TV to IOS devices and SmartTV. Unless you have a PS3 it isn't happening. I tried 6 different Blue-Ray Players, Smart TV set top boxes and IOS apps. None of them were a workable solution. If you stick with MCE you will be very happy.

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            5.0

            Stop paying monthly equipment rental fee

            By savineers

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Installation
            • Fast Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Movies
              • Sports

              Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

              Bought this to access xfinity TV from Comcast and not pay their monthly fee for HD equipment. Works great to access protected content with a cablecard.

              With an 802.11ac network, there's sufficient bandwidth to watch three programs from three different computers. I use Windows 7 with Windows Media Center. Works flawlessly.

              Kudos to Silicondust and Microsoft!

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              5.0

              TV tuner for clear QAM or use cablecard

              By rick

              from hedgesville, west virginia

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 3 Tuners
              • Crisp Picture
              • Easy Installation
              • Fast Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                Use this on Comcast cable network. So far, Comcast has many clear QAM channels. I bought this to hedge bets that Comcast does not go the way of Time Warner (no clear QAM channels). Ethernet signals are sent via wireless link to my house (~1/4 mile away). SD channels are very clear, but some HD channels break up. I need more bandwidth for HD channels.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Silver Fox

                from Bensalem PA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Crisp Picture
                • Easy Installation
                • Fast Connection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Sports

                  Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                  I've hooked the tuner up and installed it on multiple computers and xbox, it was a snap, pretty much plug & play with a few CAT 6 cables & HDMI splitters to the appropriate TV's. I love paying for one cable card instead of 5 set top boxes. The no DVR fee is a plus too. This product pays for itself in 3 months of Cable Bill savings. Installing the cable card was as easy as inserting it into the HDHomeRun Prime and placing a phone call to an automated service. The call took 4 minutes. I also have to mention it's a must to delete the unused channels from the guide...no sense in browsing through channels I don't pay for or watch.

                  I have nothing bad to say about this product.

                  Ordering was a breeze, cheapest price around and came in 2 days with standard shipping. I would absolutely do business here again.

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                  5.0

                  Wow. Really works good.

                  By tommygear

                  from Fairfax, VA

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Crisp Picture

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Hook Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Sports

                  Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                  I use this product to display FIOS TV on my HTPC and iPad using HDHOMERUN App. Took a little while to setup with Verizon. Had to spend some time on phone with Verizon tech support to activate MEDIA CARD (which your must rent). But now that it is working, it is rock solid.

                  Fun way to watch TV. iPad, PCs, TVs with no settop box (just htpc).

                  By the way WMC guide is sooo much better than FIOS settop box guide.

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                  5.0

                  Great with CableCard

                  By foo

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Crisp Picture
                  • Easy Installation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                    Works like a champ with my Verizon FiOS CableCard. Don't rent when you can save money buying it instead. Works well with Windows Media Center and XBMC on my Raspberry Pi.

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                    5.0

                    Powerful little box

                    By Jerr

                    from W. Melbourne, FL

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Crisp Picture
                    • Fast Connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                        This is really great for replacing the DVR from the cable company. Unfortunately, if you have a service like Bright House that uses switched digital cable, you will need a tuning adapter as well (available from your cable company, as is the CableCard).

                        The device itself has lots of status messages than be displayed, and the web interface gives a surprising amount of information.

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                        5.0

                        Quick set up...delivers

                        By DanCram

                        from Media Pa

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Crisp Picture
                        • Easy Installation
                        • Easy Set Up
                        • Fast Connection
                        • Hd Quality
                        • Works As Stated

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                        got rid of 3 cable boxes...and still have high def and all my premium channels! This thing is awesome. One look and all my neighbors are getting them. Works with Verizon and comcast cable cards(havent used any other) and takes 20 minutes to set up.

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                        5.0

                        Great little device so far

                        By Mike

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Crisp Picture
                        • Easy Installation
                        • Fast Connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • DVR
                          • Home
                          • Windows Media Center

                          Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                          I just set this up on a Windows 7 machine, and so far it looks great. The physical device is small and light and seems well assembled. Installation and configuration were pretty easy - it takes a little time to go through all the steps, but the documentation is clear enough, and everything worked on the first try, which is a refreshing surprise for this kind of thing. Even the Comcast activation went smoothly. The video signal looks great in live TV mode - it looks indistinguishable from the Comcast STB output.

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                          5.0

                          Almost Free of paying extra for DVR

                          By Raj

                          from Somerset, NJ

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Crisp Picture
                          • Easy Installation
                          • Fast Connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                            Extremely easy to setup. Non HD channels work great over Wifi, but need a lan connection to get HD that isn't choppy. I haven't used all three of the built in tuners at once, but using 2/3 causes no issues.

                            Difficult to install into window's media center if you have already set it up (but that is more a Window's issue)

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                            5.0

                            Great! -- But provide good signal

                            By Happy Camper

                            from Prince Frederick MD

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Standalone device

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                                To avoid hassles during activation, connect it without tees and amplifiers (one 2-way splitter max). After you get it sucessfully activated and all your expected channels are working, then you can usually move it down a split. Check signal using the Silicondust ConfigGUI utility.Used sucessfully with Comcast in Baltimore - southern region. Only the premium movie channels are flagged/encrypted "copy-once" (Cable co dependant).

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By JeffS

                                from Florida

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Crisp Picture
                                • Makes great HD recordings

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                                  I have this running on my SageTV with a FIOS Cable Card. A little bit of trial and error to get everything up and running but now it is working like a champ. It did work out of the box for Windows MC, the configuration I had to work thru was regarding a 3rd party program. It records 3 channels in HD and leaves plenty of bandwidth on the gigabit LAN.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent!

                                  By Pernick

                                  from Central New Jersey

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Seemless integration

                                  Cons

                                  • Installation is a chore

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All-purpose DVR solution

                                  Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                                  To be fair, most of the setup issues are with configuring the cable card with the cable company. I also needed to install a tuning adapter from the cable company alongside the HDHomeRun unit to permit tuning of SDV channels. Also, setting up Windows Media Center on multiple PCs took a lot of time.
                                  However, everything has been working like a charm for over a week now. My networked Windows 7 PCs grab any available tuner, up to all three. You need, of course, a solid Gigabit network which I'm so happy I put in years ago. Windows Media Center works seemlessly with the tuner, you have no idea it is running across your ethernet network. I almost bought a one PC tuner before I discovered this. Just wonderful!

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                                  4.0

                                  Replaced my overly expensive Verizon DVR

                                  By Xenomatic

                                  from Keller, Texas

                                  About Me Power User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Crisp Picture
                                  • Easy Installation
                                  • Fast Connection

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Movies

                                    Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                                    and with the savings it will pay for itself in about about 15 months. That includes still paying $3.99/mo for the cable card. After that, saving $13+/mo point forward.

                                    Plus I now have 3 tuners instead of 2. Using Remote Potato, I can schedule and see recorded TV from every Windows 7 PC in the house, which would have required 3 extra STB's from Verizon to accomplish before.

                                    One caveat is that I already had the gigabit network (for best transmission and bandwidth)and a Windows 7 PC at every TV, so this was a no brainer for me. You're mileage may vary.

                                    Still excellent product and works great for me.

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                                    5.0

                                    Quick & Easy HD TV for your Desktop

                                    By Man Cave Monster

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy Installation
                                    • Fast Connection

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Windows Media Center

                                      Comments about SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner:

                                      The HDHomeRun Prime TV Tuner is very easy to install and configure with Windows Media Center.

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