HDHomeRun PRIME is a digital cable TV tuner that lets you watch live TV all across your home network, from your PC, to your tablet, to game consoles and smart TVs.
HDHomeRun PRIME supports CableCARD™ conditional access, providing access to the premium cable channels from your PC. Insert an M-Card cablecard from your cable provider and you’ll be able to watch and record all the digital cable channels you subscribe to, including HD and premium channels in 100% digital quality. Do away with that $16-22 per month set-top box rental.
Watch live TV on DLNA-compatible devices, including: Smart TVs, Tablets (iPads & Android) Smart Phones (iPhones & Andriod), Game Consoles, and Blu-ray Players / Media Players.
HDHomeRun Prime works with Windows 7 Windows Media Center, providing the full DVR experience. Watch/Pause/Record live TV, schedule simultaneous recordings by name, set up season passes, and watch any time.
Don’t have a PC next to your TV? No problem. Use an Xbox360 or other Media Center Extender and you’ll have access to live TV and all the recorded TV on your main PC.
With HDHomeRun PRIME’s DLNA support, you can watch live TV, including premium content, right on your Sony PlayStation 3, no PC needed.
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HDHomeRun PRIME supports streaming access-controlled copy-freely channels to other DVR applications including MythTV. These are channels that you subscribe to, are encrypted on the cable system (access-controlled), and do not impose restriction on use inside the home (copy-freely).
The InstaTV Pro for Android and InstaTV Pro for iOS support direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android and iOS devices. More information is available on the InstaTV website for android and iOS. InstaTV Pro for Android is available on Google Play and is available for iOS on the iTunes App Store.
The HomeRunTV app supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on Android devices. HomeRunTV is available on Google Play.
The Tune N’ View app for Google TV supports direct streaming from HDHomeRun devices on compatible Google TV devices. Tune N’ View is available on Google Play.
The HDHRFling app uses your Windows PC to convert video from the HDHomeRun into a format suitable for streaming to your Roku device on your local network or to Android and iOS devices home or away. For more information see the HDHRFling website.
Portable device apps are not provided by nor supported by Silicondust. Access is limited to non-copy-protected channels.
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|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.