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SiliconDust HDHR3-US(CA) HDHomeRun DUAL Tuner TV Box W/ Network Sharing

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  • Two Digital Tuners
  • ATSC (8-VSB)
  • 100baseTX High Speed Network
  • iPad & iPhone compatible

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HDHomeRun is an Ethernet attached TV tuner that turns each of your networked computers into a full-featured digital DVR. No need to open your computer case to install a PCI card or tie to a USB dongle; the HDHomeRun connects to your home router enabling you to watch and record TV from any computer on your home network. Similar to how a network printer is available to all computers, the HDHomeRun serves high quality digital TV to your family room, bedrooms, kitchen, home office, even your backyard or garage - anywhere you have a computer.


  • newegg Up to 1080i HDTV The HDHomeRun streams the full-quality digital stream from the broadcaster or cable provider, ensuring that you get the highest quality possible, including 720p and 1080i HDTV when available.
  • newegg Compatible with Windows Media Center The HDHomeRun works with Microsoft’s Windows Media Center included free in Windows Vista Home Premium and all versions of Windows 7, MCE 2005 and popular third-party DVR applications including BeyondTV, SageTV, and TotalMedia. With HDHomeRun, now you can watch, pause, record and rewind Live TV, schedule future or season recordings and never miss your favorite show.
  • newegg Linux MythTV MythTV is the leading DVR application for Linux and includes full HDHomeRun support. No kernel space drivers to install – just select HDHomeRun from the tuner list and run a channel scan.
  • newegg Free Broadcast TV Use an antenna to pick up the FREE broadcast digital TV (ATSC) available in your area – ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and other networks. Most locations have additional subchannels carrying kids programming, classic TV, weather channels, etc, all available for no monthly fee!
  • newegg Unencrypted digital cable TV Unable to use an antenna? Connect your HDHomeRun directly to the incoming cable line to receive the unencrypted digital cable (“ClearQAM”) channels your cable provider offers.
  • newegg iPad & iPhone compatible Stream your HDTV live on your iPad and iPhone throughout your wireless network. Using EyeTV software and EyeTV App purchased on iTunes, you will be able to watch, pause and record on your iPad and iPhone.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the SiliconDust HDHR3-US(CA)

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  • Flow
  • 12/12/2013 8:31:17 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: Really like the device, it performs well and is attached on the network so no need for additional cards and/or specific computers. Once configured, easy to use.

Cons: May not be easy to use with Apple devices

Other Thoughts: Well, I wish they also covered analog signals.

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  • Fred
  • 12/10/2013 4:25:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBe aware, this is NOT the HDHR4 with UPnp/DLNA support

Pros: Cheap
Great picture
Nice to see "Picture in picture" again because of that dual tuner.

Cons: The title says it all. If you look at the product's main web page (here:
you may easily get confuse between the HDHR3 and the HDHR4. Only the last one seems to support UPnP/DLNA sharing.

Not that easy to setup. This is a bare bone product: plug, install Windows drivers and have "fun" for the next hours because... You will have to figure out why WMC won't let you use Live TV in Canada. You will have to install AC3 (read: ffdshow) codec if you wish to enable audio. If you are unlucky, you may also struggle as I did with AMD's drivers crashing Quick TV app. Finally, you will try to setup nPVR to work with XBMC. Doing so, you will probably have deactivate your local firewall because channel scan will fail to find anything otherwise.

Other Thoughts: This is as simple a network tv tuner can get.

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  • 12/9/2013 9:48:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: * stylish design
* smaller than I expected -- does not take much space
* great reception
* easy and straight-forward to setup

Cons: * Windows Media Center in Windows 7 does not support over-the-air in Canada! This is not really a problem with the device, but its description page claims compatibility with WMC, which is misleading enough to lose one egg.

Other Thoughts: * It will probably work with your cable provider in Canada. Also, I watch over-the-air channels with other TV applications without any problems.

* In the HDHomeRun QuickTV application there is no sound. I use other TV applications, which don't have problems, so this isn't a big deal for me.

* The tuner itself seems very sensitive -- I am able to receive 3 more channels using simple rabbit years than the previous tuner I tried.

* The convenience of HDHomeRun being on my network is a great plus over the typical USB tuner out there.

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  • novacrash
  • 12/4/2013 8:21:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: I'm in Canada and it work great for ATSC antenna.
I can watch TV on my Android Phone over WIFI (with app).
With latest OpenElec I can also watch TV using raspberry PI.
The box is really small.

Cons: Doesn't recode anything so on less powerful computer (raspberry pi, android phone) it can sometime loose a few frame.

Other Thoughts: If you are on cable it won't work directly and behind the cable box (decrypt) you won't be able to benefit from the dual tuner. This is not the fault of the product!

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  • jver1207
  • 10/29/2013 10:04:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat tuner and easy set up

Pros: simple set up with WMC and windows 7
Bought a second to enable multiple simultaneous recordings in WMC.
No problems over 12 months running

Cons: none

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  • JRL
  • 10/5/2013 4:03:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSerious compatibility issues with Windows Media Centre

Pros: Nice idea, powerful ATSC tuners

Cons: Very poor software integration, incompatibility with Windows Media Centre, useless guidance on website

Other Thoughts: Complete fail after 12+ hours. Worked, but incompatibility with WMC means no Electronic Program Guide data.

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  • N/A
  • 10/3/2013 2:28:41 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDo what it says

Pros: Easy to setup and update

Cons: None

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  • N/A
  • 9/30/2013 8:22:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well. Good tuner.

Pros: Easy setup.


Fairly sensitive tuner, almost as good as the built in in our TV

Cons: Bundled software is pathetic

Other Thoughts: USed this to replace an internal PCI-E tuner since I had to move the PC to a room with poor antenna reception. Does the job admirably well, and streaming the signal over powerline ethernet works flawlessly.

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  • cybik
  • 7/8/2013 11:29:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect antenna->video device

Pros: Pros of this device are numerous, but I'll keep it short: it took me barely over a man-hour to get that puppy up and running on my antenna using MythTV-Backend, and less than thirty minutes to hook up the backend to XBMC. From there, it works exactly as advertised.

Cons: Cons are few: can't buy more at the same price I got it initially, and the web interface is ridiculously spartan. "Works as designed", I guess.

Other Thoughts: If you need a little box that does ATSC -> Video that can be controlled by a remote computer and if you have the knowledge to hook it up to your current setup, the HDHomeRun is as good a product as any. Bonus: I'm using it in Linux with nary a hiccup.

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  • Ackis
  • 6/14/2013 2:45:23 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with Canadian providers

Pros: Small, detected on the network.

Cons: Having two tuners is useless when you can only change the channel via the cable box.

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