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on 26 March 2014
The system works as it should and streams TV to your PC or whatever. Unfortunately it is just HD capable and can't receive the DVB-T2 signal actually needed to watch HD TV Channels in the UK (it's only DVB-T). Seems slightly reaching to me to refer to it as the "HD HomeRun" when it is only theoretically capable of HD, but that's why I'm not in marketing.

I also had trouble getting it to work with TVHeadend in a Linux environment (and OpenElec variants) but that could just have been me as I'm not overly Nixi.
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on 23 February 2014
No problem on dvbt in france, work like a charm. Good product, this product is perfect to stream sd and hd channels on computers.
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on 19 January 2015
Nice product, but only DVB-T support (no HD channels). I ordered the following product, seems great so far:
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on 18 October 2013
Now have 2 of these devices (total four tuners), works fine with Windows Media Center, mainly use for recording to 3TB HDD then watch on Media Extenders.

Picture quality is as good as I have had from PC tuners, as for firewall these setting are carried out by the setup software (on Windows 7), make sure you download latest version of software from SiliconDust first.

Now if only they would do one with UK HD.
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on 18 May 2013
I bought this because my hard disk recorder was dying, and a friend mentioned these units. It sounded ideal: record stuff on the computer, no big box under the TV, and save it to a NAS where both the TV and computer can play it back.

First the hardware: it is ok, but hasn't really been thought through. You can't give the device a static IP address, so it'll turn up on the network somewhere in the DHCP address range. Yes, it will work - but it is a complete pain in terms of trying to manage it. (Possible but much harder than it needs to be.) And on a Mac (dunno if Windows is similar) you have to open up the firewall because of the dynamic iP b*!!*cks. Apparently the client software sends out a general request to the network so, to the firewall, the response looks like an unsolicited incoming connection.

Secondly the software: on a Mac, there isn't any. This device is about £80 cheaper than the competing devices from Elgato, but those devices come bundled with software which will actually let you use them, which costs .... £80. Not such a bargain, eh? If you have a PC, the included software works - plus Media Player will apparently recognise the device too. If you have a Mac, none of the supplied software works and pretty much the only free option is MythTV. (I have yet to try this but it looks like it's going to be hard work.)

Given the software problems, and the fact that it's not doing much more than a £20 USB freeview receiver - but charging 4 times the price for an ethernet interface - I really can't recommend this.
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