SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual and Prime Updates

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Today at CES, we stopped by SiliconDust’s booth to check out the latest news on the forthcoming HDHomeRun Prime CableCARD tuner. A “pilot production” run is in progress and the Prime is going to Cable Labs next week for certification which takes anywhere from 1 to 3 months. No beta schedule was revealed.



Also featured at the booth was the updated HDHomerun Dual which will retail for $129 and offers a more compact size and the same 0dB insertion loss splitter introduced in the Prime so no external splitters are required.

If you’re an Apple fan, you’re covered with the new HDHomerun MAC which has the same hardware as the Dual inside a white chassis and includes Elgato EyeTV software.

  • man that box is small!

    man that box is small!

    • Yep. It was held down with

      Yep. It was held down with velcro which might be necessary due to weight of cables.

  • I am a little curious about

    I am a little curious about the zero insertion loss splitter.  I am assuming they are using either a unity-gain amplifier or a 3.5db or 5db amp (depending if we are talking a 2-way or 3-way split).  Did they happen to say?  That is one thing that Ceton could improve upon, as I did have to put my +10db Cable Amp back in line to compensate for the 4-way split internal to the infiniTV.  

  • I was really hoping they’d

    I was really hoping they’d announce a release date. I thought it had already gone out for certification, but guess not. Oh well, guess I’ll be getting a cable box for the time being now that I have a roommate who wants cable. There’s no way she’d be willing to wait up to 3 months.

    The years of being a cord-cutter were fun!

  • its small, but a soda can

    its small, but a soda can next to the device would have put it all in perspective for me.  surely you guys are consuming something to stay up. 🙂