[mythtv-users] HDHomerun Connect 4K?

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 14:03:27 UTC 2021

On 3/9/21 10:20 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 6:50 PM Douglas Peale <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Slightly better reception than the HDHR4-2US (I'm using three of those).
> In simple terms, every new generation of MaxLinear
> tuners/demod (which are what are inside the box)
> are better than the previous generation(*).  In this case
> the 2 ATSC 1.0/3.0 tuners are universal worldwide
> terrestrial tuners (one tuner design to rule them all)
> depending on the programming, which are more
> expensive than some earlier more limited designs,
> but substantially reduce the design costs (rather
> than one planar design per region, it is one design,
> sometimes with a different antenna connection).
> I have not seen a physical teardown of the new
> device, but I suspect the 2 ATSC 1.0 (only) tuners
> are also newer gen (or at a minimum a newer
> revision) than the previous gen HDHRs(**).
> (*) There are occasional exceptions where the
> new tuner/demod turns out to handle certain
> RF issues in ways that are worse than previous
> gens in ways that require later firmware updates,
> but those are the exception.
> (**) Somewhere you can find the (shared) press
> releases between MaxLinear and SiliconDust
> about the selection (design wins are great
> pressos in certain engineering communities
> and fields).

I'm toying with getting a HDHR 4K quatro and starting playing with it 
since my area (Raleigh/Durham, NC) now has all the major network 
stations on ATSC 3.0 to some extent.

If I go down this path it would be as an experiment. At first with only 
the HDHR App on my Shield TV.

However, if I could be of help to anyone who wants me to test something 
with MythTV I'd be happy to give it a try. While my production MythTV is 
on v31 latest. I could setup another backend on Master that could use 
the HDHR 4K.

I'm working on the SiliconDust forum to see how useful the HDHR 4K is 
really, in my area.  Then I'll make the decision once I know I can 
really see something useful in ATSC 3.0

Jim A

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