Originally Posted by Charles R
The HDHomeRun comes in two versions. Dual tuner for OTA or three tuner for cablecards. Neither offer native playback for clients (outside of PC software on some versions). They work nicely for playback of previous recordings however live TV via your client (streamer) is typically not a good experience. Such as no playback at all, stops once it reaches the point you started watching, you can't pause and continue. Not to mention each channel is a different stream so you'll have to be able to change files/streams to switch channels.
Hmmm... I'm not sure when was the last time you tried HDHomerun Prime (the cablecard version). I know it had some issues when it first came out, but I've been using it with Comcast for a little over a month and it's been flawless.
The HDHomerun is installed in my Junction box in Master Bedroom. I stream it to my HTPC in my living room via a 10mbps LAN connection. I also stream it to my Master bedroom HTPC using a wireless-N connection. HD streams to my living room TV is perfect but my wireless setup isn't the best and I get breaks in HD streams to my bedroom PC.
You do need a windows 7 box, all versions of Windows 7 have Media Center built in.
Right now I am recording everything on my Living Room PC, I've recorded 3 streams at the same time without any problems. I've been recording HBO movies too, which I can watch anytime later, even when the PC is offline.
The only flaw I've seen till now is, if I'm watching a program since the beginning, let's say with a 9:00pm start, and at 9:15 I decide that I like the program and want to record it, even though the last 15 minutes stream has been recorded on my HDD, when I click record, it starts recording (saving) from 9:15 pm.