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HDTV Reception and Network Streaming in a Box

Apr 27, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"I have been a TiVo owner since almost day one; seven years with a Series 1 box. But TiVo's elimination of lifetime subscriptions has made me plan on migrating to a do-it-yourself DVR, probably running MythTV. As I spec out hardware, I am increasingly frustrated at the paucity of PCI slots bestowed on us by motherboard makers today. I want good sound, good NTSC, FM, and HDTV, and hopefully multiple tuners, but there is scarcely a mobo in sight that has that much room in the interior. However, I found an alternative in Silicondust's HDHomeRun, a standalone, dual-tuner HDTV receiver that streams video over the network, and supports Linux right out of the box.

"The $169 HDHomeRun is a slim 4x7x1-inch box with just four connectors on it: two coaxial input connectors, a 100Base-TX Ethernet port, and a power supply connector..."

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