SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect HDHR4-2DT - Dual Freeview DVB-T Tuners

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Connect your family's different viewing needs around your home with the simple solution of the HDHomeRun Connect. Watch live HDTV on up to 2 devices simultaneously on your wired network. Or pause and record to watch later, works with all popular PC DVR or Home Theatre PC (HTPC) software such as XBMC, MythTV, VLC, Windows Media Center, Elgato Eye TV, MediaPortal and many more.

Transform any computer into a home entertainment system! Now you can Watch, Pause, and Record Digital and HDTV with multiple tuners from any computer on your home network. Works with Linux, Windows and Mac. With the new HDHomeRun Connect you can also watch on phones, tablets, game consoles, smart TVs and many other devices which support DLNA compatible streaming over UPnP.

With HDHomeRun as part of your home network your devices can then receive Free-to-air broadcast TV (Freeview) via an antenna allowing you to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home via an Ethernet connection and to multiple devices. No more expensive subscriptions or set top boxes. SD (Standard Definition) also works over WiFi to extend your viewing capability.

Watch on the following devices:

  • Computers
  • Smart TVs
  • Games Consoles
  • Blu-ray players
  • Tablets/phones

It's easy to expand your system - Multiple HDHomeRun units can be used together to expand the number of devices you can watch simultaneously. Multiple computer access - Run a media center on multiple computers sharing the pool of HDHomeRun tuners. Automatic allocation - Tuners are automatically allocated between computers as needed.

The HDHomeRun Connect is simple to set up, follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps in the included quick start guide.

What's Included

  • HDHomeRun Connect device
  • Cat5e cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick start guide

What You Need

  • Antenna suitable for reception in your area
  • Coax cable
  • Internet connection (for PVR software guide data downloads)
  • Home network router
  • Computer, DLNA compatible smart TV, media player or game console

Specifications

  • 2 tuners
  • DVB-T digital tuner
  • 100baseTX high-speed network
  • 1 year warranty

Computer hardware requirements

  • Dual core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 6-8 GB disk space per hour of HDTV recording (when using third party compatible software)
  • Non-PC devices must support TS format and MPEG2 video
  • Will stream SD content to compatible wireless devices via wifi

Compatible with the following software

  • XBMC - Multi-platform home theatre software
  • VLC - Multi-platform media viewer
  • MythTV - DVR for Linux
  • Windows Media Center
  • NextPVR - DVR for Windows
  • MediaPortal - DVR for Windows
  • Elgato Eye TV - DVR for Mac
  • TSReader - MPEG-2 transport stream analysis

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65 comments on "SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect"
  1. Is there anything like this for DVB-S?

    We don't get UHF signal where we live so everything has to come over the satellite.

    Cheers,
    Ben
  2. Hi Ben,

    Sadly there's not.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  3. Hi Ben,
    There's not much available for DVB-S but I did see this device that appears to have a DVB-S option, doesn't appear to have an NZ distributor though:

    http://www.buydvb.net/moi-iptv-streaming-server-p-110.html

    cheers,
    Nathan
  4. Interesting product, seems to be just a Linux box with PCIe tuner support.
  5. Does the HDHomeRun Connect provide 8 day EPG, or "only now and next".
    (I currently use WMC and have a separate windows program to download the 8 day EPG)
  6. Hi Martin,

    The HDHR will provide 8 day EPG via MHEG like any other DVB-T tuner in NZ.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  7. Hadley - does this have an F-type/threaded connector, or the 'normal' RF aerial connector? If the latter, could it be "modded" to replace the RF connector with an F-type?

    Cheers
    John
  8. Good question. I haven't seen one in person so I don't know that unfortunately. The old model was not an F-Connector, I'm not sure if this will be or not.
  9. When will this model be available?
  10. Around a couple weeks now.
  11. Hi

    I am using mysky hdi at present. I also have built a HTPC and using Kodi in windows.Now wanna ditch the sky hdi and looking at incorpirating this into kodi?


    is this possible and is it as easy as my sky scheduler and recording off schedule? ideally need it simple to book and record then recall as sky platform does? not to many different applications to achieve a recording and retrieval
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  13. Hi Gary,

    These are just for Freeview in NZ, they won't work for Sky.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  14. Hi Hadley - what are the benefits of upgrading to this model from an HD Homerun DUAL? The only drawback of the older model for me is that I can't stream live TV to my iPhone or iPad. Can I do this with the Connect? Cheers.
  15. Hi Peter,

    The DLNA functionality to allow streaming is the main difference with the new model. However as we don't use them here I'm not sure if the Apple products will have the required CODEC support to play the NZ broadcast streams directly.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  16. Got mine from NiceGear today. An update on some of the questions asked: it does have the old style RF connector - not f-connector, 8 day EPG works the same as other PC tuners, it does stream to iphone.
    5 minutes to install, works like a dream ...
  17. Hi Martin,

    Thanks very much for taking the time to answer us all, very helpful.

    I didn't think to open the box on one and have a look at the connector, and they were all sold out within the day.

    I'm sure others will appreciate knowing it streams to the iPhone/iPad.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  18. Hi

    Is there an update as to when this product is going to be available to buy?

    Does anyone know if this can be accessed via the xbox one?

    Thanks
    Kirk
  19. Hi Kirk,

    We've already had out first shipment and these have all sold. We've got another shipment coming in soon. I would recommend ordering now before they come into stock as they are quite popular and like last time they might sell out again.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  20. Hi There

    Do you know if this product works with the Kodi/XBMC HDHomeRun Live TV add-on?

    I have a couple of the older Duals which don't work.

    Thanks
    Kevin
  21. Hi There

    Do you know if this product works with the Kodi/XBMC HDHomeRun Live TV add-on?

    I have a couple of the older Duals which don't work.

    Thanks
    Kevin
  22. Hi Kevin,

    The older ones do work with Kodi LiveTV, but you need a server such as TVHeadend/MythTV or something in between.

    These newer Connect models will work with Kodi either the same as above or with the new HDHomeRun Kodi add on.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  23. Hi there, have been looking for answers for the following questions before purchasing as there is not much on NZ sites regarding the HD Homerun. Questions are:

    - Does it work with all NZ Free view channels?
    - Kodi Integration/Ad don support with new electronic guide?
    - Support for Dolby digital sound?
    - Support for free view plus?
    - Picture quality compared to dedicated PCIE tuner cards?

    Sorry for all the questions.






  24. Hi Brent,

    No worries, answers;

    - Yes
    - The Kodi add-on works, I don't know about the guide.
    - It just passes through the broadcast stream so whatever the broadcast sound is.
    - I don't know what Freeview Plus is
    - As above it's just passed through so the same quality as the broadcast.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  25. Hi Hadley
    The tuners in this new version are DVB-T/T2 ?
    Not that it's likely to have any use for T2 in New Zealand.

    The product image shows F connector but a previous comment suggests the truely awful Belling Lee.
  26. Hi Brett,

    It is still the old style antenna connector sadly. I guess the marketing image of the back is a different model.

    That's a good question about the tuners being T2, I've just checked and yes, they are DVB-T2.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  27. Hi will it support Freeview Plus? If not will there be a version that does?
  28. The HDHomeRun is just a DVB (Freeview) tuner which streams onto your network. It's more suited to building your own "Freeview Plus" system based on a HTPC.
  29. Hi, I just received this and it works great using my StreaMX/Kodi. Unfortunately it comes up with an error loading the EPG and local content info. Is there something I need to do to get this to work?
  30. Hi Josh,

    The HDHR EPG service itself (which means their apps also) doesn't provide EPG for NZ, you need to use a local program to get the EPG data such as some PVR software or EPG extractor etc.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  31. Been given a HS Homerun dual ATSC tuner. Model HDHR-EU. Am I correct in assuming because of analog switch-off, this is now a door stop? I've plugged it in and it is not finding any channels.
  32. We only sell the NZ compatible version.
  33. Hey
    Any idea when this will be in stock?
    Cheers
  34. Hi Matt,

    We've had these on order since November but we're still waiting on some stock and ran out over the Christmas period. I'm hoping to know more this week.

    You can sign up for a stock notification on this page below the price.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  35. Hi. Is this the model that's compatible with the 'channels' app on the new Apple TV 4?
  36. Hi. Is this the model that's compatible with the 'channels' app on the new Apple TV 4?
  37. Hi Steve,

    I'm don't really know anything about Apple devices sorry, perhaps someone else who knows about them could help out there. If it supports DLNA then I would think it would work with the streaming from the HDHomeRun, but with Apple's history of restrictions I couldn't be sure.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
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  39. How much power does this unit consume?
  40. Hi Phil,

    That's a good question. I don't know that information currently, I'll need to test one out with a power meter at some stage. The PSU is capable of supplying 1A at 5V so it uses something less than 5W.

    Hadley
  41. Hi team NiceGear,

    Would this SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect also work behind a Freeview satellite box? (Coax out of Freeview sat box, into coax HomeRun box?? Or not that simple?)

    Thanks
    RJ
  42. Unfortunately no, it's not that simple.
  43. Hi there.

    I bought one of these a few weeks back. When I try to run this with Kodi or even stream direct for the device, I get very choppy & stuttering playback. Almost sounds like the dalek's from Doctor Who. Anyone got some ideas of how to rectify this? Would it be the LAN that's the issue? Or the aerial & associated wiring in the house?

    Thanks,
    Gareth
  44. It could be either. Do you have any other Freeview devices to check your antenna/cabling with? That would help you diagnose where the problem is.
  45. Hi Hadley. My main TV works with Freeview fine. Also I have Cat6 ethernet cables for my LAN.
  46. That side should be okay then. I wonder if the device you're streaming to can't handle the broadcast encoding type?
  47. Hi Hadley. I was trying on a pre-built Kodi box. But I can retry again tonight on my Windows 10 PC. Any particular program that is known to work correctly?
  48. I'm not sure, I don't use Windows so not sure about software for that. I guess VLC.
  49. I've had one of these for a bit hooked up to mythtv and finally cut the cord and dropped sky. What I'm seeing on a fair number of channels is a poor quality picture with break up, some sound loose. Prime and Duke seem to be a good (well bad!) example of this happening. TV1 seems fine most of the time. Using a TV off the same good quality aerial distribution box again seems fine.

    The recorded files (.TS) are not perfect, and show the odd few errors when I use something like ffmpeg to process them. I'm running the latest firmware 150826 and version of mythtv 0.28, tuning is fine, so any thoughts or experience to improve things or where to start analysing the issue appreciated. The hdhomerunner support area on the silicon dust site has some trouble shooting information, but nothing that seems to cover this.
  50. Hi David,

    If your TV works off the same splitter then it's probably not a signal issue, I would then look at the network between the HDHR and MythTV to see if there's an issue on that side.

    I don't currently use one of the new "Connect" units, I'm still using an older v3 model with Mythtv but I haven't had any issues with recordings.

    Cheers,

    Hadley
  51. Hiya

    Was just wanting to know whether anyone is using the HD Homerun Connect with the Nvidia Shield Console and Google Live Channels? Would like to know how well it performs and whether the EPG works. Cheers
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  53. Hey

    Just wondering when you where expecting new stock to be in?
  54. Hey

    Just wondering when you where expecting new stock to be in?
  55. Hi

    Just got my HDHomerun Connect.

    Very easy plug and play to get it working. Works great with new Plex server beta DVR

    Cheers

    Chris...
  56. Hi,

    I seem to only get one day of TV guide, where is the rest?
  57. Hi,

    I seem to only get one day of TV guide, where is the rest?
  58. That depends on what system you're using.
  59. Didn't really here anything back on a question I asked last year. Just wanted to know whether anyone is using the HD Homerun Connect with the Nvidia Shield Console and Google Live Channels? Would like to know how well it performs and whether the EPG works. Cheers
  60. Hi Guys,

    When will this be available again ?
  61. Hi Frank,

    These should arrive tomorrow.

    Cheers

    Hadley
  62. The blurb says "Free-to-air broadcast TV (Freeview) via an antenna allowing you to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home via an Ethernet connection and to multiple devices.

    SiliconDust mention "Watch and record in full 1080p resolution where available".

    Is your blurb correct or am I not comparing apples with apples.
    If not, can you explain the difference please.
    Thanks
  63. The blurb says "Free-to-air broadcast TV (Freeview) via an antenna allowing you to send glorious HD 1080i definition content to anywhere in your home via an Ethernet connection and to multiple devices.

    SiliconDust mention "Watch and record in full 1080p resolution where available".

    Is your blurb correct or am I not comparing apples with apples.
    If not, can you explain the difference please.
    Thanks
  64. Hi David,

    I'm not really sure what you're asking.

    Hadley
  65. After investigation, in New Zealand Free-to-air, DVB-T transmission is HD 1080i (not 1080p). So your web site information is correct (as I understand it).
    Thanks

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