[mythtv-users] Alternative to Silicondust HDHR3-6CC-2X3?
david.litchman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 13:49:31 UTC 2012
On 9/6/2012 2:43 AM, Joseph Fry wrote:
> I've been trying to order one of these, but no one
> seems to have them
> in stock, and one retailer told me that they're
> discontinued. I could
> get two of the three-tuner model, but I'd prefer one
> piece of
> equipment. Any good alternatives? Anyone know if
> Silicondust working
> on a replacement for this unit?
> AIUI, it would be little different from the 6CC unit, save the
> additional power supply. :)
> The 6CC literally was two 3CC boards in a shared case. There
> were two network jacks, two cablecard slots, two coaxial
> inputs, two USB ports for tuning adatpers, two....
> The only thing stopping someone from making their own is the
> Well, if I'm going to get two units, is there any reason to get
> the 3CC over an InfiniTV USB? I kind of like the idea of an
> ethernet interface but I'd be getting four tuners per unit rather
> than three with the Silicondust...
> I can think of a few reasons:
> 1. Cost... can typically find a HDHR Prime for about $129 if your
> patient (woot, groupon, etc)
> 2. Ethernet interface... arguably more reliable than
> usb, infinitely more flexible as far as install options go.
> 3. Ethernet interface... yeah, again... works great for a virtualized
> backend if you choose to do that.
> 4. Ethernet interface.... yep, one more... future proof (nearly)... no
> underlying driver or hardware support (other than ethernet), very
> unlikely to find a computer that can't use the HDHR in the next 20
> years. More likely to replace it for some sort of IPTV adapter before
> 5. Very Mythtv friendly manufacturer... the folks at Silicondust
> actually contribute to the development of Mythtv to ensure support and
> are very active in the support of the HDHR with Mythtv, even
> dedicating entire sections in their forums to it.
> Item #5 is reason enough for me, Ceton doesn't even advertise that it
> is compatible with Linux.
Thanks for the feedback, I actually already went and ordered two of the
HDHR Prime 3CCs. The price from Amazon was $129, guess I got lucky there.
Now, obviously I'm going to have to split my coax connection, what's the
best way to go about that? Just a plain splitter, or is a
powered/amplified one recommended? My TV provider is Comcast, if that
makes a difference.
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