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The HDHR3 actually performs a little better than the HDHR2. It's a little more lenient on the input signal. I don't get nearly the signal cutoffs with my WiFi signal to the HTPC when the micorwave is running with the HDHR3Cc compared to the HDHR2.
The other than, HDHR2 can use either ATSC or ClearQAM channels. The HDHR3, you have to get right model; the HDHR3CC will NOT do OTA (ATSC) signals. I got one but because I wanted the extra tuner, and have the option to add cablecard in the future; I'm on limited basic. But I also may ditch cable completely too, so this model will not work.
Depending on your time table, you may want to wait to wait till the HDHR4 is released. One, you may be able to pick up previous models even cheaper. Two, the new model may offer features you want to use with the DNLA and hardware decoding; maybe there will be mobile phone streaming or Plex/XBMC integration.