[mythtv-users] Tuner cards that do HD?

Mark Bobak mbobak at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 15:01:52 UTC 2007

Yep, it's that easy, at least it was for me.  If your configuration includes
multiple NICs, (one goes to public internet, one connects to the HDHomeRun)
like I had, make sure you run the 0.20-fixes branch.  Other than that, yeah,
it's a real easy setup and it's been working well for me, for about two
weeks now.  Support is provided via the Silicon Dust forums, and he (jafa)
is pretty responsive and helpful.  You can hang as many HDHomeRun units on
your network as you want.  I've got two boxes, for a total of 4 tuners.  If
you go w/ more than one HDHomeRun, you'll probably want to run a Gig-E card
on your system, to a Gig-E hub, and connect the HDHomeRun boxes to that.

Only other caveat is, as someone else said, HDHomeRun does digital only, no
analog.  That's not an issue for me.  Currently, I get everything OTA,

Hope that helps,


On 4/16/07, Alex Malinovich <demonbane at the-love-shack.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-04-16 at 02:04 -0400, Mark Bobak wrote:
> > Rather than a tuner card, you might want to try an HDHomeRun.
> > http://www.silicondust.com/
> >
> > It's a standalone box, with two tuners and a network port.  It's fully
> > supported by Myth (as long as you use the 0.20-fixes branch).  Each
> > tuner supports OTA or cable tuning.  But, note that for cable tuning,
> > it will only tune unencrypted channels, which is going to be true for
> > any solution you come up with.
> >
> > The nice thing is, because they're a standalone device, you avoid the
> > whole kernel driver issue that you need to deal with when you're
> > running a tuner card.  I'm running two of them on my new Myth setup,
> > for a total of 4 tuners, strictly doing OTA in my case, and I'm happy
> > with them.
> Wow, looks like I'm behind the times here. So just to make sure I'm not
> missing anything here:
> 1) I pay $169 to get the HDHomeRun
> 2) I plug in two coax cables and a network cord
> 3) I (somehow?) tell MythTV to use it
> 4) I watch TV?
> Is it actually that easy? This looks like an awesome solution, I just
> want to make sure I'm not missing any important details before I dish
> out the $169. :)
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