HDHomeRun DUAL is a network-attached TV tuner, allowing you to stream free broadcast TV throughout your home. HD works on TVs.Learn More Buy Now
HDHomeRun PLUS is an upgrade to the DUAL with the primary difference being the ability to watch HD TV on tablets & phones.Learn More Buy Now
view full specs
view full specs
view full specs
|Tuners||2 Tuners||2 Tuners||3 Tuners?|
|Over-the-air||Receives over-the-air broadcasts||Receives over-the-air broadcasts||Receives over-the-air broadcasts ?|
|Digital Cable||Receives unencrypted digital cable||Receives unencrypted digital cable||Receives unencrypted digital cable ?|
|Subscription cable||Receives subscription digital cable||Receives subscription digital cable||Receives subscription digital cable ?|
|Network Support||Connects to your home network||Connects to your home network||Connects to your home network ?|
|Computer Support||Watch on your computer in HD||Watch on your computer in HD||Watch on your computer in HD ?|
|Device Support||Watch on your tablet/phone in Standard Definition||Watch on your tablet/phone in HD||Watch on your tablet/phone in Standard Definition ?|
|WiFi Support||Works over WiFi in Standard Definition||Works over WiFi in HD||Works over WiFi in Standard Definition ?|
A TV tuner is a device that makes it possible to connect a TV signal to devices. The more tuners an HDHomeRun unit has, the more devices can be connected and viewing different TV shows. They are also used in recording multiple shows at a time - thus, with three tuners, you can record three separate shows at the same time.
Over-the-air broadcast refers to TV signals that are sent and received via an antenna, as opposed to ones you recieve from a satellite or cable connection.
An unencrypted digital cable signal is one that does not require an M-Card, which is also known as a CableCARD. A CableCARD is often used in a set top box to allow the viewing and recording of television. If you have premium channels such as HBO or Starz, you would be utilizing an encrypted cable stream and thus, would be using a CableCARD. If this is the case, you require the HDHomeRun Prime. Otherwise, you will need to purchase either the DUAL or the PLUS based on your other needs. Contact your cable provider to verify if you require a CableCARD.
An encrypted digital cable signal is one that requires an M-Card, which is also known as a CableCARD. A CableCARD is often used in a set top box to allow the viewing and recording of television. If you have premium channels such as HBO or Starz, you would be utilizing an encrypted cable stream and thus, would be using a CableCARD. If this is the case, you require the HDHomeRun Prime. Otherwise, you will need to purchase either the DUAL or the PLUS based on your other needs. Contact your cable provider to verify if you require a CableCARD.
A home network is a group of devices such as computers, game systems, and mobile devices that connect to each other through a networking device such as a router, wireless access point, or gateway.
On Windows, you can use Windows Media Player to watch and record your shows. For all operating systems, you can also use VLC, XBMC, and NextPVR. On Linux, we also support MythTV. Other home theater software may be compatible, but those are not directly supported by SiliconDust tech support.
For Android and Amazon, we provide the HDHomeRun VIEW app available in the Google Play Store and the Amazon Store. We are currently developing an iOS app. Other apps may support HDHomeRun devices, but are not currently supported by SiliconDust tech support. Our devices are discoverable by the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3, and you can use the media center applications provided by Microsoft and Sony, respectively, to configure HDHomeRun devices to run on those units.
All of our devices are designed to work over a wireless home network and will be able to broadcast in either Standard Definition or HD. When referring to HD quality on our site, we specifically mean that our devices are capable of up to 1080i streaming output. However, if your digital cable signal is broadcast in standard definition or 720p or 720i, our devices cannot upgrade the quality. Standard definition, in terms of television, refers to the resolution of 640px wide by 480px tall in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Silicondust is the innovator of the HDHomeRun line of network connected TV tuners. We would like to introduce the HDHomeRun PRIME, a CableLabs Certified OCUR Device and a DLNA Certified Live TV DMS. Subscribers can "Watch TV on any screen on their network". HDHomeRun PRIME is an access control device using CableCARD™ technology supporting PlayReady, WMDRM, and DTCP-IP protected streaming.
Watching Premium TV has never been easier. Stream live TV to SmartTV's, Blu-ray players, Media Players, PCs, All in ones, Ultrabooks, Android devices, Games consoles (PS3 & XBOX). Silicondust is continually launching user friendly Device Apps, including our New Samsung Smart Hub App, upcoming Android App with DTCP-IP support, and soon to be released PS3 App. Our Device Apps allow for one click access to live TV on devices. It will be as easy as one click and you are ready to watch programming including DTCP-IP protected content to certified devices.
Cable Providers are seeing the HDHomeRun PRIME is a low cost Video Gateway CPE solution for subscribers to view content over their network.
Silicondust is continually innovating and improving the HDHomeRun product line and user interface applications. Stay tuned to what is coming soon from Silicondust with Hardware Transcode streaming in H.264 AVC format for better WiFi and lightweight devices.
Our mission is for HDHomeRun technology based tuner products to be the centerpiece of the entertainment systems in homes, businesses, hotels, education facilities, or anywhere Live TV will be streaming to multiple viewing locations.
Silicondust works toward compatibility with all devices and software clients of which support Live TV streaming. These include DVR software clients, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Smart TVs, OTT Media boxes, Game Consoles and other network connected products.