HDHR

Feb 03 2017

News - HDHomeRun DVR now supports protected (DRM) channels on XBox One and some Windows 10 machines

SilconDust promised it, and it's certainly taken longer than expected, but if you've been waiting for protected CableCARD content support from the HDHomeRun DVR you can finally dive in. If you have an XBox One, or are one of the lucky Windows 10 users where it works.

Details are a bit light on what separates the have/have nots on W10, but if you are one of the unlucky - you will need to get back into wait mode. 

Sep 01 2016

News - Plex adds DVR feature

If you're rocking a Plex Pass you can have a play with their new DVR feature. It also requires a supported Silicon Dust HDHR tuner, so if you have one of those you're ready to roll. Awesome!

Well, that is, unless you're Plex server is sitting on an NVIDIA Shield Android TV. That's unsupported at this time Sad.

As a BETA, there are a few other caveats (e.g. Copy-Once no-go). So make sure to check out the full release and forum post.

Aug 16 2016

News - HDHR DVR comes to XBoxOne

I've never had a reason to regret opting for a PS4 over an Xbox One, but there is now one thing that I really wish that it could do - that the Xbox can now do. Work with the HDHR DVR.

Hopefully, PS4 is next Smile. If you have an Xbox, head over to the Microsoft store and let us know how it works.

Jul 02 2016

News - More details on HDHR + 2016 Samsung RUI support

If you're fortunate enough to have a 2016 Samsung TV that supports RUI, I'm sure you were quite interested in the news that you can now use the full HDHR View app without installing anything. The forum post that mentioned it was a bit light on the details, so SD has provided a full release (attached) which outlines the feature.

 

Nov 13 2015

News - HDHR + ATV = LiveTV (via Channels)

If you have an Apple TV and a SiliconDust HDHomeRun, you should check out Channels. Currently only unecrypted channels will work, which is understandable, but still somewhat dissapointing.

May 18 2015

News - SiliconDust Annouces Kickstarter Campaign for HDHomeRun DVR

I have to admit to being struck a bit speechless by the scope of the HDHomeRun DVR project here are some highlights, but frankly there's so much awesome that it's probably best to check out the Kickstarter page for the full scoop.

  • Will supprot projected CableCARD content
  • Backends for Windows, Mac, Linux, WD MyCloud NAS, & QNAP NAS
  • Clients for Windows, Mac, & Android
  • Potential clients for Kodi & iOS
  • US, Canada, UK, & Australia regions supported
  • Update: Plex Support, Direct DVR playing, Live TV Channel Support

HDHomeRun DVR

UPDATE:

I got a chance to ask SD about the time frames for the project:

Target is Fall / Holiday release for  US / CA / UK / AU  with European  regional EPG roll outs after that  (not the  HDHR4-2DT level for DVB-T and T2 customers)
if stretch goal are met then we will continue to develop on iOS and Kodi  and work with other desired devices...

UPDATE 5/18:

Less than 2 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, so help them out if you haven't yet checked out the plan!

UPDATE 5/19:

They passed the PLEX flex goal, and we will not see Live TV and DVR connection right in PLEX for all the platforms. They are working with PLEX to make this happen faster. Stay tuned, we are getting a release calendar from SiliconDust to help with any confusion. -Kyle

UPDATE 5/19 PART TWO:

SiliconDust is working directly with Plex for playback support for DVR content in the native application, Live TV in a Plex Channel, and Scheduling of Recording right inside Plex.

Release calendar:

First Beta for software in June, Plex playback soon after first release, full Plex Channel in July. Shooting for early fall for Official Release.

Jan 15 2015

News - SiliconDust @ CES 2015

SiliconDust didn’t have any new products to show in their suite this year, but we did get a chance to look at the new packaging which is important as they make a bigger push into retail, especially in Europe. We did get a chance to discuss some of the products that should have launched, but unfortunately were delayed due to merger/acquisitions in the silicon industry (e.g. Freescale bought one of their suppliers). Fortunately this only translated into delays, both the six tuner CableCARD and the dual DVB-T2 are still on the road map – with the later expected to ship very soon (Huzzah!). SiliconDust also has an eight DVB-S tuner in the works, which will be a global device with hundreds of channels available from around the world.

Sep 14 2014

News - SiliconDust HDHR Prime and MTR700 Tuning Adapter Issue

Every now and again we get an opportunity to see a company doing the right thing for their customers, even when it’s painful for them to do it. It’s unfortunate that this sort of thing often comes as a surprise and we don’t get to see it more often, but when the company is SiliconDust it wasn’t a shock to find out that they made the right/expensive choice to fix a recently discovered issue with Motorola’s MTR700 tuning adapter. The full breakdown is explained in the link below, and even more details available here. Whether this issue affected you personally or not, it’s clear that SiliconDust deserves some kudos.

Update 09/18/2014:

Looks like the update is rolling out now and it has fixed the issue. If you've been affected by this problem make sure to check your FW.

When you order a SSL cert from a website it is cheap because it is fully automated. If you want to reissue SSL certificates with something non-standard about them to work around a bug nobody was aware of before it requires special handling. Think custom script development, custom signing ceremonies, etc.

Option 1: we do nothing and wait for the MTR700 firmware to roll out.

Option 2: we do the workaround. Calculation: external costs + internal costs divided by the number of customers we expect to hit the problem over the next 3 months = approx $400 per affected customer to do the workaround.

Some days you just want pick up a large stuffed-crust pizza, a tub of ice cream, and go home.

SilconDust Blog

Jan 08 2013

News - SiliconDust Announces Project:Connect Beta Starts Jan 17th

Some of the more exciting news to myself and other fellow HDHomeRun users they announced that Project:Connect will begin next week with software download on their website for new and existing hardware users of HDHomeRun Prime HDHR3-CC that will enable DLNA and DTCP-IP support. After the download users can browse the channel list and play live TV on any MPEG2-capable Digital Media Player (DMP) and Digital Media Renderer (DMR) devices. The PlayStation 3 will support DTCP-IP and will be able to play protected channels.

Andrew and Mike will be sending over some pictures later this week of this in action.

Click through to see the full Press Release

 

Dec 07 2012

News - Silicondust Shows Of HDHR PRIME DLNA with XBMC

A few days ago Silicondust annouced that the HDHomeRun PRIME would act as a DLNA DMS, well now they've posted a demo to Youtube showing off how it works with XBMC. Now, obviously this will only work with live CopyFreely content, but it should be an easy step from here to adding PVR functionality via XBMC's PVR addin.

via caeguy @AVSForum

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