SiliconDust Unveils All-in-One TV Service for Cord Cutters that Combines Free Live Local Broadcast TV, Premium Cable TV Channels and DVR Recording into a Single Experience
In celebration, SiliconDust is offering customers free trials of PremiumTV and DVR and up to 30% discounts on select hardware during Black Friday
Pleasanton, CA – Nov 15, 2018 – SiliconDust, the cord cutting pioneers behind the award winning HDHomeRun line of Home Network Connected TV tuners, today unveiled an integrated TV service designed to give cord cutters an all-in-one solution for multi-room, multi-viewer, multi-device TV viewing.
The service combines free live local broadcast TV, premium cable TV channels and a DVR service that gives cord cutters the convenience of a complete TV experience in a single app. Until now, cord cutters were forced to cobble together multiple services and applications to break free from their cable company. The SiliconDust service offers a new, simplified option.
“Our vision has always been to provide cord cutters with the best possible TV experience, starting with our HDHomeRun tuners. This marks our first big step toward an even better experience that combines all the key elements cord cutters look for into a single app,” said Theodore Head, President and CEO of SiliconDust. “We love options, and we know cord cutters do too. This service gives them another high quality option to consider that reduces complexity and improves convenience.”
SiliconDust, with its HDHomeRun tuners and new all-in-one TV service, is well positioned to capitalize on the growing cord cutting trend in America. According to recent research, millions of Americans continue to free themselves from cable TV services that limit choice and drive up costs. This year alone, the number of cord cutters in the U.S. is expected to grow 32.8% to 33 million adults.
The all-in-one experience is the combination of three key elements into a single app, viewable across devices:
- HDHomeRun Connect and HDHomeRun Extend tuner boxes that provide free live local broadcast TV, news, sports, and prime-time events in full native resolution.
- HDHomeRun PremiumTV subscription service that augments free live local broadcast TV with 45 top cable TV channels via the internet with no long term commitments. Currently available to U.S. customers, and coming soon to Canada, pricing for PremiumTV is $34.99 per month.
- HDHomeRun DVR service that enables recording and playback of both live local and premium cable TV channels on your terms, right in your own home. Pause movies in one room and restart in another room on a different device. Pricing for the DVR service is $35.00 annually.
The service marks the beginning of a new and ongoing focus on creating a best-in-class experience for cord cutters. Starting today, the following UI improvements will also be released:
- Horizontal Time Scrolling in the Discovery section of the app to improve content discoverability
- DVR and Live TV Start Screen options to give users the ability to choose what content they want to see when the app launches
- New DVR Task Management settings so that priority content is always recorded when scheduling conflicts arise
- Enhanced Padding Controls to ensure that users never miss the start or end of recorded shows and events
- Improved Search Functionality that allows users to search for shows and movies by title and keyword
- Quick access to the Settings Menu to allow users to more easily adjust and control their experience
In celebration of the new service, SiliconDust is offering new HDHomeRun customers a free two week trial of HDHomeRun PremiumTV and a two month free trial of the HDHomeRun DVR service. Also, participating retailers will offer the following hardware discounts for Black Friday (Nov 22nd – Nov 26th):
- HDHR5-2US HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO: Reduced from $99.99 to $69.99
- HDHR5-4US HDHomeRun CONNECT QUATRO: Reduced from $149.99 to $99.99
- HDTC-2US-M HDHomeRun EXTEND. Reduced from $179.99 to $149.99
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SiliconDust USA, Inc. has always been a pioneer when it comes to TV tuner innovation, particularly for the cord cutting market. We formed in early 2007 as the makers of the award winning HDHomeRun® line of Home Network Connected TV tuners. Today, SiliconDust is rapidly fulfilling the aim of being the number one cost-effective TV platform of choice for cord cutters with our rich, multi-room, multi-viewer, multi-device TV viewing experience. With our Live Local Broadcast TV, Premium Cable Channels and a DVR to store it all, HDHomeRun offers a unified solution under one single app. A true all-in-one solution. We are continually pushing to reduce complexity and improve convenience staying true to our ethos of ‘TV your way, on your terms’. For more information about SiliconDust, visit www.silicondust.com.
January 10, 2018. Las Vegas, CES
SiliconDust previews the HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO+ network DVR TV Tuner with 250Gb storage
With our latest out of the box tuner solution free OTA TV has never been easier to access. Users can now record directly to the built-in 250Gb storage of the CONNECT DUO+ using our preloaded DVR engine*.
• Cut the cable and save on monthly rental fees.
• Watch live HDTV on up to 2 devices simultaneously on your WiFi network
• Comes preloaded with our HDHomeRun engine. Activate subscription for watch, pause and record.
• Comes with 250Gb internal storage for up to 60hrs of HD recordings
• Send live HDTV via your existing home WiFi or wired network to the widest range of smart devices.
• Use more HDHomeRun tuners for greater simultaneous TV access.
Receive Free to air TV via an antenna allowing you to send glorious high definition content to anywhere in your home over your existing home WiFi, or a wired Ethernet connection from your home router. No more expensive Cable TV subscriptions or cable boxes rental fees. You can now easily watch great live and recorded Free TV – whether on Android TV device, phone, tablet, computer or smart TV around the whole home and with our built-in 250Gb internal storage capacity, it has never been easier to store and replay up to 60hrs of HD recordings. Storage is fully accessible from all supported devices across the network. LIVE TV can be watched right out the box via the preloaded HDHomeRun DVR engine including pause and rewind and then it can be turned into a fully functional DVR with recording and scheduling of favorite shows when the HDHomeRun DVR subscription is activated. Live TV can also be watched and recorded with our Kodi/ XBMC Add-On or programs can be recorded, paused, rewound and scheduled using popular compatible third party DVR software.
*Requires guide subscription
Flexible family use and plays nicely with the widest range of devices
The continued growth of cord cutting and shaving has created a need for TV delivery solutions that give the viewer maximum flexibility and cost savings. That is exactly what SiliconDust has produced in the HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO+. This new generation product builds on a successful previous generation and has a sleek new form factor as well as the ease of in-built storage. Over the past few years we have also been building the infrastructure capability to support the widest range of devices and platforms and boast an extensive lineup including support for Windows 10, Android tablets and phones (4.4.2), Android TV streaming boxes & devices (5.0), TV’s with Android OS, Fire TV OS television, Apple OSX (10.11), iOS (v10) and screen mirroring to compatible Samsung and Apple devices.
Device support includes Sony PS3 and PS4, XBox One and XBox One X and Nvidia Shield Pro to name just a few. We pride ourselves on putting choice into consumers hands. All of our hardware products can be mixed and matched by adding a new device to increase the number of available tuners on the home network, this works across both our OTA and cable tuners, current and legacy models so you can create your ultimate TV experience on your terms.
So what is our DVR service?
SiliconDust have also been busy developing their DVR platform and App that transforms the CONNECT DUO+ into a fully functional DVR solution for whole home use and with it’s innovative Slice View™ interface we have re-imagined the DVR to make it an intuitive simple experience. With great features like schedule and record, pause and rewind live TV, program image posters and synopsis, pause on one device and resume on another and search by category, it’s ‘TV viewing on your terms’.
The CONNECT DUO+ is due for release mid 2018.
January 8, 2018. Las Vegas, CES
SiliconDust previews the HDHomeRun PRIME6 network TV Tuner for Live Cable TV.
Helping to unleash cable TV with CableCARD™. Now with 6 tuners, users can watch or record 6 channels simultaneously. That means an even more flexible multi-room, mutli-user, multi device experience for the home.
• For cord shaving. No need to rent set top boxes for every room
• Watch live HDTV on up to 6 devices simultaneously on your WiFi network
• Works with our HDHomeRun DVR so you can watch, pause and record.
• Access premium cable subscription channels using CableCARD™*
• Send live HDTV via your existing home WiFi or wired network to the widest range of smart devices.
• Use more HDHomeRun tuners for greater simultaneous TV access.
*Digital Cable subscription required. Conditional access – CableCARD™ is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
Receiving Premium cable TV, including protected content, allows avid TV viewers to send glorious high definition content to anywhere in their home over an existing home WiFi, or a wired Ethernet connection from a home router. Save costs by cutting the number of boxes rented from Cable companies. With 6 tuners, watching and recording up to 6 shows simultaneously, on multiple smart devices, across the home network becomes a simple task delivering maximum viewing flexibility. LIVE TV can be watched through our HDHomeRun DVR app and users can record, pause, rewind and schedule their favorite shows using the HDHomeRun DVR service*.
Live TV can also be watched and recorded with our Kodi/ XBMC Add-On or users can record, pause, rewind and schedule programs using popular compatible third party DVR software.
*Requires Guide Subscription
Flexible family use and plays nicely with the widest range of devices
The continued growth of cord cutting and shaving has created a need for TV delivery solutions that give the viewer maximum flexibility and cost savings. That is exactly what SiliconDust has produced in the HDHomeRun PRIME6. This new generation product builds on a successful previous generation and has a sleek new form factor as well as the improved capability of six inbuilt tuners. Over the past few years we have also been building the infrastructure capability to support the widest range of devices and platforms and boast an extensive lineup including support for Windows 10, Android tablets and phones (4.4.2), Android TV streaming boxes & devices (5.0), TV’s with Android OS, Fire TV OS television, Apple OSX (10.11), iOS (v10) and screen mirroring to compatible Samsung and Apple devices. Device support includes Sony PS3 and PS4, XBox One and XBox One X and Nvidia Shield Pro to name just a few.
Works with our DVR app and service
SiliconDust have also been busy developing their DVR platform and App that transforms the PRIME6 into a fully functional DVR solution for whole home use and with it’s innovative Slice View™ interface we have re-imagined the DVR to make it an intuitive simple experience. With great features like schedule and record, pause and rewind live TV, program image posters and synopsis, pause on one device and resume on another and search by category, it’s ‘TV viewing on your terms’. Recording storage can also be as simple as using your computers HDD or use one of many compatible NAS Drives such as WD My Cloud, QNAP or Synology meaning unlimited potential storage and no need for an always on PC.
The PRIME 6 is due for release mid 2018 and will be available for the US market only.
Pleasanton, CA – June 25, 2014 – Silicondust USA Inc., innovators of the HDHomeRun® network attached TV tuners, today announced that it was selected to participate in the Google I/O Developer Sandbox being held in San Francisco. Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference featuring in-depth sessions focused on innovations for web, mobile and social breakthroughs to bring together thousands of developers. SiliconDust is demonstrating its HomerunInput plugin enabling Live TV as a core component to Android TV’s platform. HomerunInput uses SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun devices to deliver a Live TV source for Android TV devices.
“We are extremely honored to have been selected to participate at Google I/O,” said Theodore Head, President and CEO of SiliconDust. “We’ve been working diligently with Google’s Android TV team to develop an elegant and intuitive solution to bring Live TV to Android TV.”
The Developer Sandbox is a demo area where a wide range of developers who have built applications based on technologies and products are featured at I/O. Representing large and small companies, individual developers, and a diverse collection of apps, these developers will be participating in the Sandbox to demo their applications, answer questions, and exchange ideas.
Google I/O take place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center June 25-26, 2014.
Developers with ADT-1 devices can download HomerunInput plugin here:
To request more information visit http://www.silicondust.com.
Customers can submit feedback and connect with the HDHomeRun® community via:
About Silicondust USA
Silicondust USA, Inc. was formed in early 2007 as the innovators of the HDHomeRun® line of Home Network Connected TV tuners. Silicondust products include devices with global compatibility for over-the-air antenna [ATSC / DVB-T / DVB-T2 / ISDB (unencrypted)] broadcast signals, and digital cable [QAM (including conditional access CableCARD™ / DVB-C (unencrypted)]. Silicondust offers a variety of models for Consumer, Industrial, and Commercial use. HDHomeRun® devices include Certified OCUR and DLNA Certified DMS products supporting DTCP-IP protected content streaming within your home network. For more information about Silicondust, visit http://www.HDHomeRun.com/
Silicondust USA, Inc. announces DLNA Live TV Digital Media Server (DMS)
Project:Connect , Phase 1 – Access
Pleasanton, CA – December 4, 2012 – Silicondust USA, Inc., innovators of the HDHomeRun® network attached TV tuners, today announced the first DLNA Certified® live TV Digital Media Server (DMS). As phase one of Project:Connect, SiliconDust’s live TV DMS brings premium cable TV to DLNA Certified® and UPnP devices in the home. “HDHomeRun Project:Connect targets live TV access on every screen in the home,” said Theodore Head, President and CEO of Silicondust USA.
“Our interoperability roadmap includes leading Smart TV’s, Network Connected Media Devices, Game Consoles, Smart Phones, and Tablets including iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.” The phase 1 release will be available to new and existing HDHomeRun® Prime customers later this month via the HDHomeRun website. After installing the upgrade owners can browse the channel list and play live TV on MPEG2-capable Digital Media Player (DMP) and Digital Media Renderer (DMR) devices.
Protected channels are supported on DTCP-IP capable devices such as the Sony Play Station 3. “We are heading into an exciting TV technology year which will see TV access on a wide range of screens and form-factors” said Nick Kelsey, CTO of Silicondust USA Inc. “We are expanding our product line and will be announcing a number of live TV apps at CES”. New and existing HDHomeRun® Prime users can sign up for announcement information: http://www.silicondust.com/ext/mailinglist.
Customers can submit feedback and connect with the HDHomeRun® community via the Project:Connect forum: http://www.silicondust.com/ext/forum ; on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hdhomerun ; or via Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDHomeRun_US . About Silicondust USA, Inc. Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV devices for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce revolutionary designs that enable TV viewing from all displays on a home or office network. Silicondust works with OEM companies to integrate IP into custom solutions.
For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com. About DLNA Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. Founded in 2003, the group established and maintains a platform of interoperability based on open and established industry standards that, when used by manufacturers will support the sharing of media through wired or wireless networks.
More than 200 multi-industry companies from around the world have joined DLNA, committing the time and resources necessary to achieve their vision. DLNA’s Promoter Members include: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom, CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, DTS, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PROMISE Technology, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org.
Silicondust USA Inc. was named as CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
New York, New York, November 8, 2011 – Silicondust USA, Inc. today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for HDHomeRun PRIME. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories. The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES. Silicondust USA, Inc’s HDHomeRun PRIME will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries.
Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs. Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
SiliconDust Picks MaxLinear MxL241SF for HDHomeRun® PRIME™ Next-Gen Cable TV System
SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun® PRIME™ achieves CableLabs® OpenCable™ Certification and streams HDTV to computers on a home network – MxL241SF MPEG Tuner delivers performance, small size and low power
Carlsbad, Calif. – May 9, 2011 – MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, today announced that SiliconDust has selected the company’s MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its three-tuner HDHomeRun® PRIME™ next-generation HD cable TV system.
The recently announced HDHomeRun PRIME has achieved CableLabs® certification for OpenCable™ devices. MaxLinear’s MxL241SF is an “MPEG tuner” that combines a TV tuner and demodulator, providing a complete and cost-effective TV tuner solution for SiliconDust’s multi-tuner HDHomeRun PRIME, which enables viewers to watch and record digital and HD television from computers within their wired or wireless home network. The innovative HDHomeRun PRIME design connects TV tuners to a home router allowing access to cable TV programming from computers. You can watch or record Live HDTV from your bedroom, kitchen, garage, or backyard over your home network. “Today’s consumers have seemingly limitless programming options and HDHomeRun® PRIME™ allows families to watch what they want, on computers from anywhere within the home network,” said Theodore Head, President and Chief Executive Officer of SiliconDust USA, Inc.
“MaxLinear’s MxL241SF has been an integral player in our ability to deliver this innovative solution in a form factor and at the price that is appealing to our customers.” “The television ‘set’ is evolving to be any device that has a screen, but component size and power requirements can be a hurdle for the systems vendors moving into this space,” said Kishore Seendripu, MaxLinear President and CEO. “MaxLinear developed the MxL241SF with these requirements in mind and we are excited at the opportunity to work with SiliconDust as it leads the way in PC television.”
MaxLinear’s MxL241SF single-die integrated tuner and QAM demodulator IC is packaged in a compact 6mm x 6mm 40-pin QFN and consumes only 450mW of power, and provides HD-quality tuner performance. With three-times lower power consumption and three-times smaller size than comparable tuner + QAM demodulator solutions, the MxL241SF greatly reduces the printed circuit board size and heat dissipation needs of cable customer-premises equipment. The device tunes to 256 and 64 QAM channels up to 1GHz and provides standard MPEG transport stream output for DOCSIS and video applications while meeting the high performance, low power and small form factor requirements for developing next-generation, multi-tuner cable video gateways and advanced set-top boxes (STBs).
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com. MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to SiliconDust’s selection of MaxLinear’s MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its four-tuner HDHomeRun® PRIME™ next-generation HD cable TV system. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. MaxLinear cannot predict its future rates of revenue growth, if any, including the extent to which Silicon Dust’s selection of MaxLinear’s products may affect future revenues.
MaxLinear’s business, revenues, and operating results are and will be subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including (among others) uncertainties concerning how end user markets for its products will develop; its dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of revenues; its ability to continue to develop and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; and potential decreases in average selling prices for its products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks and uncertainties identified in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC in February 2011 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC in April 2011. MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact: David Rodewald The David James Agency LLC Tel: 805-494-9508 firstname.lastname@example.org MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact: Patrick Tierney Director of Marketing Tel: 760-692-0711 email@example.com
SiliconDust HD Homerun HDHR3 Named Product of The Year
April 18, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LaptopTVTuners.info announces their 2011 product of the year winner – The SiliconDust HD Homerun HDHR3 networked dual tuner. Every year LaptopTVTuners.info recognizes the product that best lets consumers watch TV on their computers. The SiliconDust HDHR3 is the latest version of their award winning line of high definition tuners. LaptopTVTuners.info has a complete SiliconDust HD Homerun review on their website. According to James Beyer, Founder of LaptopTVTuners.info, “The SiliconDust HD Homerun HDHR3 represents a monumental leap in how and where consumers watch television. The HD Homerun’s ability to let you watch TV on any computer or network enabled device in your home without the need for cables or set top boxes provides a sample of the future of TV. And the price is fantastic.”
The SiliconDust HD Homerun lets consumers stream live or recorded HDTV over a wireless or wired network in their home. Any networked enabled device, including desktop and laptop computers, network enabled TV’s or televisions connected to a Media Center extender such as an Xbox 360 and Apple iPhones and iPads can watch live or recorded TV using the HD Homerun. The HD Homerun offers much greater flexibility than a traditional USB TV tuner which can only be used on one comptuer at a time. When used with Digital Video Recorder (DVR) software such as Windows Media Center (a free program included with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7), the HD Homerun turns your computer into a DVR with the ability to pause and rewind live TV and to record shows, including scheduling future recordings.
The HD Homerun records shows to a computer hard drive. Recording shows on a computer offers many advantages over traditional DVR’s such as the ability to edit the shows, burn them to a DVR and download them to a laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch so they can be watched anywhere. The SiliconDust HD Homerun has dual tuners meaning you can record two shows at the same time or watch one channel live while recording another channel.
The HD Homerun is fully HD compatible up to 1080i and works with over the air signals as well as unencrypted (Clear QAM) cable signals (non premium channels). The HD Homerun features superb picture quality and lightning fast tuning between channels and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. With consumers increasingly looking for ways to reduce their cable bills, the SiliconDust HDHR3 eliminates the need to rent a DVR and pay the monthly channel guide fee.
LaptopTVTuners.info is a website focused on technologies, products and services to help consumers watch and record TV on a computer. It offers reviews of tuners, tips to help people choose the best tuner, where to purchase a tuner, determining which channels and stations are available in an area. CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Release – September 10th, 2010
Silicondust USA, Inc. and Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. announce alliance for PC based CableCARD™ conditional access digital TV tuners
Hauppauge to introduce an affordable USB attached, premium cable TV tuner for PCs and notebooks through its U.S. retail sales channel Livermore, CA & Hauppauge, NY – Sept. 10, 2010 – Silicondust USA, Inc., based in Livermore, CA, today announced an alliance with Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. to introduce a USB-connected Digital TV Tuner product for use with CableCARD™ conditional access.
This product leverages Silicondust’s design and technology to offer a new addition to Hauppauge’s line of TV tuner products. This introduction adds native support for premium cable TV to the Hauppauge line of WinTV® tuners. The new TV tuner is USB connected and will work with notebook and netbook computers, in addition to standard desktop PCs. Concurrently Silicondust will be introducing HDHomeRun® PRIME™ an Ethernet attached TV tuner product with CableCARD conditional access. HDHomeRun PRIME enables premium cable TV to be accessed across the network from any computer in the home.
The Hauppauge USB and Silicondust Ethernet attached products introduce affordable solutions in the cable TV tuner market for PCs. Both devices support M-Card™ conditional access and conform to the OpenCable™, OCUR and DRI specifications. Both devices support Switched Digital Video (SDV) in conjunction with a cable-provider-supplied tuning adapter / resolver. The products are designed for use with PCs running Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Media Center.
The Hauppauge USB and Silicondust HDHomeRun PRIME products will support high-definition and other digital cable TV, including premium cable channels, direct to the computer. Silicondust’s HDHomeRun PRIME product builds on the success of their original HDHomeRun® Network Attached ATSC / QAM Dual Tuner which enables customers to stream digital broadcast video across the home network, without being tethered to one computer in one location in the home. “Silicondust is enthusiastic about this alliance with Hauppauge, a leading name in the computer tuner market for many years.” said Theodore Head, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicondust USA, Inc. “This allows retail options for both consumers and retailers alike, creating greater awareness of the market and expanding the number of choices available to fit differing needs.”
“Silicondust’s experience with digital cable access systems combined with Hauppauge’s strong computer TV tuner sales will produce a successful launch of this innovative product.” said Ken Plotkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. said, “Moving forward, we believe affordable CableCARD conditional access TV products will increase the use of Windows Media Center as a full functional digital video recorder for the home.”
Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV products for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce innovative products that enable TV viewing from all computers on a home or office network. Silicondust works with OEM companies to integrate Digital TV into custom solutions.
For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP) is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computer. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe Subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops digital video boards for TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York, Singapore, Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California. For more information about Hauppauge Computer Works and products visit www.hauppauge.com HDHomeRun is a registered trademark of Silicondust USA, Inc., HDHomeRun PRIME and Silicondust are trademarks of Silicondust USA, Inc. Hauppauge and WinTV are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. CableCARD, M-Card and OpenCable are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
Press Release – January 7th, 2010
Silicondust USA, Inc. announces First Network Attached Dual Digital Tuner with M-CARD Support
LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan. 7, 2010 – Silicondust USA, INC., based in Livermore, CA, today announced the development of their latest addition to the HDHomeRun® product line, by adding the First Network Attached TV tuner with M-CARD Support, for PCs with Windows7 Windows Media Center.
Computer network environments incorporating the lastest HDHomeRun® will be able to support high-definition and other digital TV including premium cable channels, eliminating the need for a cable set-top box. Silicondust’s newest HDHomeRun® builds on the success of their original Network Attached ATSC / QAM Dual Tuner which allows HDHomeRun® customers to stream digital broadcast video across the home network, without being tethered to one computer, in one location in the home. The device will have dual digital cable tuners, a single RF input and ethernet connectivity allowing PCs with Windows7 Windows Media Center access to watch or record digital TV, including premium channels.
It will be introduced to the consumer market beginning at $249 and will support Switch Digital Video (SDV) in conjunction with a cable providers tuning adapter. The latest addition to the HDHomeRun® family conforms to the OpenCable™ OCUR and DRI specifications. “Silicondust is excited to introduce a Network Attached solution for encrypted cable content to the consumer market,” said Theodore Head, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicondust USA, Inc. “this allows our customers the freedom to access TV from any Windows7 Windows Media Center PC in their home.”
About Silicondust USA, INC.
Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV devices for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce revolutionary tuner designs that enable freedom of TV viewing from all computers on a home or office network. For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com. Additional information, press only: Edwin Kim / (925) 443-4388 / email@example.com CableLabs, CableCARD, and OpenCable are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. HDHomeRun is a registered trademark of Silicondust USA, Inc.