Hi folks, I've been a HTPC user for a few years now. Combining my infiniTV + WMC + WHS for watching recordings from any PC. Also stream a lot of media from my WHS on lots of devices in XBMC.
So I've built another HTPC to replace my cable box in the basement and I also like to be able to watch TV on the laptop. I'm getting a W8 tablet over the next couple of months and should be able to watch TV on that as well. The problem is with the infiniTV I need to lock tuners to specific PCs and of course I'm running out fast and experiencing the conflict issues again with lack of tuners for recordings.
So instead of getting another infiniTV for my main HTPC so that it has 4 for itself and 4 for distributing to other PCs, I thought about getting a HDHomerun PRIME instead for the network. So I'll be able to add this to my network away from the main HTPC, doesn't matter if it's asleep or not and allow me 3 more tuners for other PCs.
From memory when first researching cablecard devices, and from searches, the HDHomeRun can share all 3 tuners to any PC? So on my basement HTPC I can add all 3 tuners, and I can do this on my laptop as well. But when one is actually in use for watching or recording, it means that another PC can't use that specific tuner and just tries the next one? This would allow me to have a lot more freedom with other WMC PC's around the house and I only really record on the main HTPC anyway, especially given that it will have all its 4 tuners back.
I'm mainly asking because it is on sale on Newegg today and I was going to be buying either this or another infiniTV over the next week or 2 and just wanted to confirm I can use it the way I want to.