HDHomeRun PRIME status update
Release to production in 2 weeks? I’ve got to say I’m surprised, very suprised, but good news for HTPC enthusiasts.
HDHomeRun® – PRIME™
Quick status update…
We are at CableLabs® for the final review, with release to production in 2 weeks. Pre-order and release dates will be announced shortly following release to production.
On the availability side we are working with major retail partners to stock the HDHomeRun PRIME and accept pre-orders. The price has been confirmed at $249.
Black Friday – We have been working with the good people at Newegg for a great Black Friday deal on the original HDHomeRun-Dual ATSC/clear QAM tuner. The sale runs Friday November 26 continuing through to Cyber Monday.
CES – everything is in place for a great CES 2011 in Las Vegas January 6-9 – We will be on the floor in the South Hall 3, upper level, booth 31948.
Release to production is the key milestone for us and we have been working hard to make it happen. We will keep you posted.
Ted H – CEO
Silicondust Inc. USA[Silicondust Newsletter]
That is fantastic news. Time
That is fantastic news. Time to reprioritize my wish list 🙂
That’s good news, it might be
That’s good news, it might be enough for me to attach the cord that I cut.
This is going to be an
This is going to be an awesome complement to the Ceton tuner.
i know i will be buying at
i know i will be buying at least 1. I love my HDhomerun that I have now.
this will give ceton a run for our money and competition means consumers win!
I will definitely be placing
I will definitely be placing my preorder as soon as the option is available. I have a fond place for SD in my heart since they were the first to tackle getting QAM tuning working in Windows Media Center with my beloved HDHomerun.
Hope there is support from SageTV
Time to save my pennies to get in on the preorder. I really hope that SageTV will be able to use it, but if not directly I guess there is always the “network encoder” hack I can try. Prime + HDHomeRun should give me all the tuners I need. Not only is it priced $150 cheaper than Ceton’s card, but it doesn’t require a PCI-e slot (which means less headaches getting it to work in a VM 🙂 ).
There is some hope for Sage
There is some hope for Sage TV, but it won’t be premium content, in fact only content that is marked copy freely. Depending on your cable provider that can be a lot or northing (Fios to TWC).
There are still questions about SDV since the new Cisco TA doesn’t exist as yet, this device like the Moxi will be a two tuner source when used with a Tuning Resolver on a Cisco/SA headend.
I’m not worried about premium
I’m not worried about premium content. I’ve never watched HBO/Showtime/etc. and don’t really plan to start 😉
I’ve got Comcast and reports are that they mark just about everything non-premium as copy freely (at least here in the Houston market). Of course, the problem is no one know how long the channels will be copy-freely as Comcast could decide to change that the day after I buy a unit, or a year, or never…
Wireless G network?
Can this stream content over a 54 g-standard wireless connection? If not, what would be recommended?
Wired is the recipe for
Wired is the recipe for success. You might be successful with Wireless-N with a single HD stream.
Talk about perfect timing.
Talk about perfect timing. I’ve been cable free for many years now, but as I am moving in a few weeks I’d planned on getting a cable subscription once again. The Ceton is way overkill for me (both in price and tuners), so I’d been waiting eagerly for the HomeRun Prime to come out. Great news!
I forget the term but will
I forget the term but will this tuner work with the existing Silicondust ATSC tuners and do the autoswitchingbalancing so all the HTPCs can share the tuners. e.g If PC 1 is using tuner 1 will PC 2 know to grab tuner 2 or tuner 3 perhaps if PC 1 is using more than 1 tuner? Or is the cablecard paired with a PC and not the Prime?
I could swear I looked for the Newegg special on the old ATSC tuner and did not see it.
I forget the term but will this tuner work with the existing Silicondust ATSC tuners and do the autoswitchingbalancing so all the HTPCs can share the tuners. e.g If PC 1 is using tuner 1 will PC 2 know to grab tuner 2 or tuner 3 perhaps if PC 1 is using more than 1 tuner?
We won’t know the details until it is released or SiliconDust posts the implementation details.
Or is the cablecard paired with a PC and not the Prime?
The CableCARD is paired with the host device (aka the HDHomeRun Prime!). A recent change in the OpenCable specifications clarified and made it possible to use tuners from the same device on multiple PCs, previously this was not allowed.
Definitely looking forward to
Definitely looking forward to this cheaper alternative, although Ceton does seem to offer a solid device for the money. SiliconDust is also better established as a company with some nice retail channels. Hopefully this means that limited supply won’t be an issue for too long.
Doesn’t look like it will be
Doesn’t look like it will be happening this year.
Hopefully it will happen early 2011.
We’re going to try and get
We’re going to try and get some info shortly.