I spent a few minutes with Jason Ludka over at the SiliconDust booth watching cable TV on the HDHomeRun PRIME CableCARD tuner yesterday. In addition to the PRIME CableCARD tuner, SiliconDust has three new digital tuners for 2011. Check out some of the pictures and specs from the booth of these very compact tuners!

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I could NOT get Jason to give me a release date but I am going back again today to get all up in his business to get a ship date!

Jason opened up the HDHomeRun PRIME case and showed me the internals. You can see the multi-stream CableCARD on the right side.

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The PRIME is about the size of an existing SD tuner.

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The PRIME is silent and has plenty of ventilation.

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HDHomeRun DUAL

The new line of tuners from SiliconDust are compact but powerful units. With two digital tuners in each you can:

  • Watch TV from any computer on your network
  • Easily setup Windows Media Center
  • Record full 1080i broadcast resolution programs
  • Add additional units as needed

These DUALs are small and will easy to hide! As you can see with the picture from the booth the three new units are almost identical.

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On the back you have connections for power, Ethernet and signal.

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This is the standard DUAL unit.

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This is the MAC version which is just a white version on the regular DUAL.

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They also have a DVB-T version for my brother Andrew Edney.

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I am heading back over there this morning to get more information, and possible some video, so look for more information later today. Here is a picture of the back of the brochure. Sorry, not going to retype all that!

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Thank you to Jason at SiliconDust for taking the time to talk with me.

Tim