SiliconDust Phase 2 with New Hardware with Hardware Transcoding


Phase 2 of the SiliconDust announcements this morning are new hardward for US and a new device for Europe and Australia that now have hardware transcoding built-in. These will have high quality digital-to-digital conversion of high-bandwidth MPEG2 streams to bandwidth-friendly H.264. 

“The next generation HDHomeRun® devices will do what no other TV tuner has been able to do before,” said Theodore Head, President and CEO of SiliconDust USA. “The HDHR4 devices will continue to be multi-tuner and network attached but with the ability to hardware transcode and support virtually any screen on the home network.”

The new device will server as a live TV Digital Media Server (DMS) for mobile devices, game consoles, and smart TVs.

These devices will be avalible mid-2013 and are on display at CES with some pictures coming soon.

“The HDHR4 implements the DLNA DMS Tuner Profile with transcode,” said Nicholas Kelsey, Founder and CTO of SiliconDust USA. “Soon you will be watching broadcast and cable television in high definition on all the smart screens in your home.”

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  • Hmmm, I wonder if any PVR

    Hmmm, I wonder if any PVR software will be able to take advantage of that.  It would be nice save drive space without having to do post-recording transcoding.

  • I’d like to see XBMC and Plex

    I’d like to see XBMC and Plex take advantage of this.