SiliconDust adds Encrypted CableCARD support to Android apps

SiliconDust teased about this yesterday, and it has finally come! Yes, today is the day that support for encrypted (CopyOnce) CableCARD premium channels comes to the Android ecosystem (excluding FireTV devices). This means you can finally watch the whole lineup on your NVIDIA Shield, smart TVs running Android TV (e.g. Sony), or Android smart phone/tablet. Huzzah! We don’t have cable […]

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SiliconDust HDHR5-4US CONNECT Quatro network tuner for OTA cord cutters

SiliconDust recently upgraded their HDHomeRun (HDHR) CONNECT line of over-the-air (OTA) network tuners to include a $149 MSRP four-stream Quatro (HDHR5-4US) companion for the $99 MSRP two-stream Duo (HDHR5-2US) model. Both models feature 100Mb Ethernet, all new internals, and an attractive form factor. Updated silicon components should bring power savings, so if SiliconDust can also maintain the stability of the […]

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CES 2018 – SilconDust

Even when they don’t have a lot to show off, it’s always nice to stop by and visit with SilconDust. Fortunately that wasn’t the case this CES, with several new and interesting things on offer.       We will finally be seeing that six stream Digital Cable Tuner (DCT). It will retail for $199 and should arrive mid-year. The […]

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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 :(. As a […]

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Let me start by saying, I am not much of a gamer. So while the NVIDIA Shield Android TV box has been out for a while, offering 4K UHD support for native playback and over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix, the value proposition really did not speak to me given its $200/£150 (16GB) $300/£220 (500GB “PRO”) price tag. The landscape for […]

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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 :). If you have an Xbox, head over to the Microsoft store and let us […]

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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. […]

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