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SVTarHeel's Avatar SVTarHeel
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I'm revisiting the idea of cord cutting and was considering the HD Homerun as an OTA tuner. I seem to remember reading something about one older unit being better than another because the antenna connection was a single external input instead of requiring you to split the antenna signal. None of my searches have rediscovered that info so I was wondering if someone could help with pointers to the info? Or model numbers to look for/avoid?
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The old white ones (I have 2 of them) have 2 coax inputs so you need to have a splitter of some kind external to the device. They don't sell these anymore.

It looks like the new, black models (HDHomerun Dual) have a single coax input. The splitter is internal to the device.
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The old white ones (I have 2 of them) have 2 coax inputs

I guess I remembered incorrectly - I was thinking that there were 2 different versions of the old white ones that had either one or two coax inputs on the rear. and that one of them was highly preferred over the other
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I remember there being 2 revisions of the white one (some internal changes). It was said that the latter one was slightly better at tuning due to a chip change. I believe there was no external change.

I used one of the release ones for around 6 years (until this month when Comcast encrypted everything) and the only issue I had was the wall wart died on me. Replacing that was easy. Otherwise the tuner itself has been bulletproof for me. It was one of my most reliable pieces of electronics.
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I remember there being 2 revisions of the white one (some internal changes). It was said that the latter one was slightly better at tuning due to a chip change.

I don't suppose you remember if there was any way to determine if it was a later revision...?
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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1020956/newer-hdhomerun-has-better-reception

I believe I have one of each revision. I never noticed any difference - they both just worked.
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I believe I have one of each revision.

Do the older ones work OK with OTA HD signals?
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Do the older ones work OK with OTA HD signals?
Yeah. I only did OTA for a little while before getting cable, but it worked fine.
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