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This thing rocks!
 
This thing rocks. Plug in your cable or antenna, attach it to your network, and this thing works. There is Windows software included. Personally, I am using MythTV for Linux, and the installation took me 2 minutes total.Comcast in Pennsylvania encrypts most channels, and your cable provider may do this too. There is no reason they should do this, other than to ensure that non Comcast boxes will not work. Instead, an old UHF television antenna is ideal for watching HDTV television fro...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by drewzhrodague "http://www.zhro can be read at Amazon.Com
 
drewzhrodague "http://www.zhro
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5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 07/13/2008
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100% (12 of 12) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Wonderful network tuner with some limitations.
 
OK, let's get the cons out of the way first: This box does not have a slot for CableCards, which means that you are not going to use it to record anything except either OTA digital TV (from an antenna) or the major networks on clear QAM from your cable. That's just the way it is, that's what this box was designed to do, and that cannot be changed. It will not pick up analog or encrypted-digital cable channels. It does not interact with your television at all, unless you are using your TV as a co...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by JarOfSonicMen can be read at Amazon.Com
 
JarOfSonicMen
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 08/10/2008
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95% (239 of 249) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Fantastic device - the future of television?
 
This product is fantastic. After receiving the device I literally plugged it in to the cable TV, network and power, installed the EyeTV 3.0 software on my iMac and BAM!! It was working. Beautiful high definition television TV right on my Mac desktop. I cannot fault the device. Yes it is ugly but you can put in a cupboard on on a shelf and never have to look at it again. I really don't understand why Amazon doesn't stock the device. The only downsides that I have encountered are with the El...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by John S. Lyon Smith can be read at Amazon.Com
 
John S. Lyon Smith
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 05/16/2008
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94% (34 of 36) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
After 4 Years of Reliable Use Comes a Cheaper Replacement
 
[Update: Silicon Dust has shipped the HDHomerun Dual as a replacement for this product. I've purchased a copy for testing, and it is nice, replacing my original HDHomerun seamlessly in my antenna system. Signal quality on the newer device seems more consistent with fewer dropouts of marginal channels. As it is cheaper, somewhat more energy efficient and smaller, the only reason not to buy the newer model is if you intend to devote 1 tuner to QAM cable, and the other tuner to an antenna, which wo...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by Glenn R. Howes can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Glenn R. Howes
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5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 09/23/2008
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93% (89 of 95) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Wish I never messed with PCI cards. This is perfect.
 
I've tried several PCI tuner cards in my Windows Media PC, and then finally got this. I wish I'd gotten this guy first. I was worried that using a networked tuner would involve latency, but I've tuned the same channel on my laptop (via wireless, even) and our TV, and there was only a barely perceptible difference in the timing. Most importantly, there is no noticeable lag in changing channels relative to a tuner card.The reception is flawless, which is likely due both to a very good ...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by Jonathan Birge can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Jonathan Birge
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 09/11/2010
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92% (12 of 13) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Magic!
 
This device is MAGIC. I had XP with Media Center 2005 with a dual-tuner analog (NTSC) card. I needed to add digital (ATSC) tuners for the OTA digital transition in June, but still need analog for some in-house devices that broadcast analog via RF modulators.I tried several different analog/digital combo and hybrid cards. I had the best luck with the Hauppauge 2250, but that "best" still meant random lockups in MCE, corrupted recordings, codec problems, and hours with technical sup...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by Scott "Scott" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Scott "Scott"
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/09/2009
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90% (20 of 22) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Great Product, Outstanding Support
 
CUSTOMER SERVICE----------------Would give more stars, if I could, for customer service!We had oddball hesitation problems -- which turned out to be PC hardware (a network card setting). SiliconDust support, via email, was quick, and they know their stuff. There is a software option to allow their support to examine your log, which was key to solving our problem (it turns itself off after 10 days).PERFORMANCE-----------The product does what it sa...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by Johnathan "--Johnathan" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Johnathan "--Johnathan"
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 08/19/2009
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90% (9 of 10) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Awesome product....
 
I was debating for a while if I should purchase a mac mini with the hd homerun or an apple tv or tivo. A tivo will cost me $299 plus a monthly cost. The apple tv will cost $299. A mac mini is $599 plus $170 for the hd homerun for a total of $769.It cost more than tivo or the apple tv but you can do a lot more with a mac mini and hd homerun combined. You can use it as a standalone computer and dvd player.The hd homerun can record two shows at once and will work just like t...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by Confucious can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Confucious
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 09/26/2008
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88% (22 of 25) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Good hardware, OK Software and no analog
 
The concept behind HD HomeRun has the potential to take over the entire TV-PC watching market. Imagine: Cable or TV in, and Ethernet out. Wow! What incredible flexibility!!! Hi Def TV on any computer in your home. DirecTV, Dish and Comcast should take note and buy this company, because this is really what I most want in my own home.If all you want is digital, off air or cable, and want to watch it on different PC's, this thing is really amazing. I have 5 computers and would li...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by Nigel Tufnel can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Nigel Tufnel
 Rated It 
3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/21/2009
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75% (27 of 36) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Remember Shortwave Radio
 
Below you will find a rather nasty review of this item when I tried to use it with Vista Media Center. I don't know what they did but the experience with Windows 7 is completely different. Used the SiliconDust config tool to scan the channels fired up Windows 7 Media Center and BAM.Still requires a bit of manual configuration (that should be much better documented) but I haven't used my Comcast DVR in weeks and I'll be returning it shortly, which was the whole reason to buy this de...

Silicon Dust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital HDTV Tuner review by J. GOLD "JMGPublic" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
J. GOLD "JMGPublic"
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 06/23/2009
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31% (6 of 19) Users Found This Review Helpful
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