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  1. #61
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    Stan,

    There are three models from SiliconDust, only two can be used for automated terrestrial digital TV scanning, logging on RabbitEars.

    HD HomeRun-Connect and HD HomeRun-Extend will be the two choices that you will have to make. Both models have two 8-VSB tuners using one RF input port, DLNA streaming (compatible SmartTV's), HDTV over ethernet (100baseTX) or WiFi, view broadcast on smartphones, tablets, computers, media streamers, game console.

    The Connect model has a faster WiFi stream using 802.11ac WiFi due to it's built in hardware H264 transcoding.

    The third model, HD HomeRun-Prime, it has three built-in tuners, with 802.11ac WiFi but is only for digital cable subscription. Don't purchase this model.

    Hardware requirements:
    * Dual core CPU
    * 2GB RAM
    *6-8 GB disk space per hour of HDTV recording (when recording to PC Hard Drive)
    *Non-PC devices must support TS format and MPEG-2 video
    *Will stream HD via WiFi on your 802.11n (or better) router (for Extend model)
    *Will stream HD via WiFi on your 802.11ac router or SD on your 802.11n compatible router (for Connect model)

    Mike Schaffer
    GACTVDX

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    Jim and Mike, thanks for the info!
    Stan - K9SWX
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    Mike, in addition to the SiliconDust tuners you listed for use with a Rabbitears setup, the older HDHR-US models work fine, too. Mike G. and I still use them for our scanning and logging setups, plus the remote controlled setups in Milford, IL and Payson, IL (this one a work in progress but running on Rabbitears https://m.rabbitears.info/index.php?...tzone=ET&unit= and https://rabbitears.info/tvdx/one_tun...01B94C9/tuner0 ) This model has been out of production for several years but is sometimes available at places like Ebay, which is where Mike G. and I purchased ours. Just thought I'd add this model to the list. I've attached some pics of this unit, which includes two tuners with two RF input ports.

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    Steve,

    Is that HDHR-US model a revision 2 released in 2008 that uses the MaxLinear tuners with a Trident demodulator?
    I do not see a revision number on the underside of the unit.

    Mike

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    FYI, I just ordered the HDHomeRun Connect (HDHR4-2US-R) from SiliconDust for $49.99 and free shipping. It's a refurb, but a $50 savings is pretty good. It says they have 9 units left if anyone else is interested.

    https://shop.silicondust.com/shop/pr...-pn-hdhr4-2us/
    Stan - K9SWX
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    Quote Originally Posted by GACTVDX View Post
    Steve,

    Is that HDHR-US model a revision 2 released in 2008 that uses the MaxLinear tuners with a Trident demodulator?
    I do not see a revision number on the underside of the unit.

    Mike
    Mike,

    I have no idea as to what is "under the hood" on this particular HDHR-US. It is one of several I've ordered over the years from Ebay. So far most of them are fairly close to performing on the same level. The unit in the picture above used to be the tuner at the Milford, IL remote site. Early one December morning in 2015 it snagged a quick burst of signal from WCBS 33/2, New York at just over 700 miles so I think it's a keeper.

    I assume I got a bad unit, but two years ago I ordered an HDHR4 and it could barely decode my locals. I sent it back for a refund.

    Steve

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    Steve's tuner in the picture is....

    HDHR-US (rev2): 1013+ device IDs, 2 tuners, 2 inputs, ATSC/QAM, released 2/2008. His number is 1019DEC0. The rev2 series began with 1013+ ID. If you refer to the post I put up previously - http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...8785#post38785

    you will see that Silicon Dust confirmed what the *insides* of the tuner contain. And then after that, the NEXT model was HDHR-T1-US: 102 device IDs, 1 tuner, 1 input, ATSC/QAM, released 10/2009. The device ID, as noted, starts with 102+.
    Jim Thomas
    Springfield, MO

    Making FM Dxing more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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