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post #811 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

If you change from the 2650 to the Prime you need to have the Host ID for the card re-provisioned.

Different card used with the 2650. Both had the same problem tho. I was working diligently with the 2650 until I came down with walking pneumonia and had to let it go for a while. It's weird tho that the station I can't get seem to come in for a second and then WMC gives me a message about card not being activated or channel is not in my subscription. I'm watching FX now but I can't watch Cartoon Network 2 channels down.

OAN: I was told that Cablecard tv didn't work well over wireless but I'm doing 2.4ghz N just fine. I might get a glitch every 30 mins or so but I get that with my cable box too.

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post #812 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Mntneer View Post

Getting Comcast to set up the Cablecard can be a huge pain in the rear. Are you missing premium channels? I would wager you get all the channels that are already being broadcasted in ClearQAM. I had the same problem when I first got my card from them. I was on the phone a number of times trying to get it pair properly. Finally got someone on the phone that had a clue about the cards and they discovered that while the card was provisioned, and the proper signal sent to it to activate it, my account information was not setup properly for the card.

Essentially they have to tie the card to your account. Call them back and tell them to triple check your account settings to make sure they have the card properly setup within your account information.

I once even had a similar thing happen with a cable box I had picked up at the local office. Got most of the channels but not all of the channels. They discovered that the box I had was not tied to my account, hence the reason why I couldn't get all my channels. Same thing happened with my cable card.

Since I've gotten it straightened out with them I haven't had a single problem with the card in over a year.

Yes I get ClearQAM channels and some others higher up the chain. The one I use as an example is Cartoon Network because it's on the basic cable lineup and I have Digital Preferred. TV One is also a no go and it's one number up from CN. Hard to get a pattern of which work and which don't.
post #813 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

Yes I get ClearQAM channels and some others higher up the chain. The one I use as an example is Cartoon Network because it's on the basic cable lineup and I have Digital Preferred. TV One is also a no go and it's one number up from CN. Hard to get a pattern of which work and which don't.

Just make a short list of ones that you notice and call them up. I had this problem initially, there were only about 3 channels I noticed were missing (ESPN, Comedy Central, and E)

They called me back 2 days later explaining that my subscription was not correct on my account (I had changed from a combination offer that had modified a Digital Starter package to Digital Starter). After that every channel I pay for has worked without issue
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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

OAN: I was told that Cablecard tv didn't work well over wireless but I'm doing 2.4ghz N just fine. I might get a glitch every 30 mins or so but I get that with my cable box too.

Yes, everyone says wireless won't work, or they'll give it a sketchy approval like "some people can get it to work but it's inconsistent"

I'd venture to say most of them haven't tried it with the proper router and adapters

I use a self powered wireless bridge (wes-610n - $30 off ebay) on a dedicated non-broadcast 5GHz N band. No problems with Comcast HD (1080i Mpeg 2 with DD 5.1) or Blu-Ray (H264 and VC-1 with HD Audio). It only has to travel 20 feet and through 1 door
post #814 of 1922
I just got my HD Homerun Prime on Saturday and got it set up and activated on Sunday. To my surprise it only took one short phone call to Comcast, and the guy actually knew what I was talking about and what to do. 5 minutes after my call with him, everything was working. Have made a couple of recordings and so far its been good. I use mythtv, and I have the "digital economy" package, and all the channels I care about so far work fine (copy freely). So far so good...
post #815 of 1922
On Saturday I had a pairing loss on mine where the Copy Once channels weren't showing up. I called Charter and much to my suprise the CS agent I got knew how to get it going again. Now what pisses me off is that there was no explanation as to why this occured. At least last time I had changed my package when this happened which was what was explained to me. This time, no explanation.
post #816 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer View Post

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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

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I'd venture to say most of them haven't tried it with the proper router and adapters

I use a self powered wireless bridge (wes-610n - $30 off ebay) on a dedicated non-broadcast 5GHz N band. No problems with Comcast HD (1080i Mpeg 2 with DD 5.1) or Blu-Ray (H264 and VC-1 with HD Audio). It only has to travel 20 feet and through 1 door

Which is the proper router? I have a family members system set up wirelessly. It's N, and her pc is about 20 to 22 feet from the router. The signal has to pass through a bookshelf, but no walls. Watching HD is out of the question, and even SD freezes and breaks up every few seconds. I'm switching her to Ethernet this weekend.

Is your bridge 20 feet from the router, or from the computer?

Sent from my Nexus 7
post #817 of 1922
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Originally Posted by leebo View Post

Which is the proper router? I have a family members system set up wirelessly. It's N, and her pc is about 20 to 22 feet from the router. The signal has to pass through a bookshelf, but no walls. Watching HD is out of the question, and even SD freezes and breaks up every few seconds.I'm switching her to Ethernet this weekend..

Is your bridge 20 feet from the router, or from the computer?

Sent from my Nexus 7

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post #818 of 1922
What kind or wireless connection? I've never known any laptops with built-in chipsets to handle this reliably

Wired is a no-brainer, always the preferred option

1 closed door and renting an apartment changes the outlook.

Any of the higher end routers (linksys 4200, Asus dark knight, apple airport extreme) will handle things just fine with the wes-610n. The self-powered bridges aren't very portable. This isn't meant for portability, and plex handles that much better anyway. I have the bridge plugged into the bedroom htpc, and I've never had any problem with playback of full mkv blu ray rips across network shares in W7 with mediabrowser or xbmc

I'd have never gone through the effort of finding out this works had running a wire been more cost effective. The router and bridge put me out $130 combined (both previously owned, one from Amazon one from ebay) but it was already time to make an upgrade from the Belkin draft-G router I had previously. A family member was plenty happy with the old one anyway
post #819 of 1922
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Originally Posted by newlinux View Post

Have made a couple of recordings and so far its been good. I use mythtv, and I have the "digital economy" package, and all the channels I care about so far work fine (copy freely). So far so good...
I've been thinking about switching to the "Digital Economy" package. You are getting the HD channels too, right? Did you have to pay an extra charge to get the HD channels, or are you tuning them in for the standard "Digital Economy" price? The main channel I'll miss is HGTV.
post #820 of 1922
I have the Digital Starter, and everything is copy free, almost everything is HD. When I first subscibed, Animal Planet, History, and a couple others were SD only. Now nearly everything with a few random exceptions is HD (BIO, Galavision, HSN, QVC)
post #821 of 1922
post #822 of 1922
I have the standard Charter package which is copy freely. To that I've added "digi tier I" and "digi tier II" for sports and things like Paladia, Smithsonian and Universal. Some of these are copy once which causes issues for me so I have to use an extender for playback some of recorded content in remote locations...
post #823 of 1922
Switched my sis from WiFi to Ethernet (over MOCA) this morning. Freezing and pixelation are gone. She's happily able to watch the HD channels for the first time. biggrin.gif
post #824 of 1922
post #825 of 1922
It's now LIVE. DLNA Beta FW

Sign up page - http://my.hdhomerun.com/beta
Forum - http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=47
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Originally Posted by whiteboy714 View Post







Wanted to make this thread for owners to discuss this product. I am on the newest beta firmware and have not ran into any issues.


Heres some relevant links. If anyone has anymore please post them and I will add them to the OP.

3 Tuner Version

6 Tuner Version

HD Homerun Prime Fourm

Missing Remote Review
post #826 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer View Post

I have the Digital Starter, and everything is copy free, almost everything is HD. When I first subscibed, Animal Planet, History, and a couple others were SD only. Now nearly everything with a few random exceptions is HD (BIO, Galavision, HSN, QVC)
I think you were replying to me. I've got the Digital Starter + Digital Preferred package now, but I was asking about the newer/cheaper Digital Economy package. For some reason, it doesn't show the HD channels in the online channel listing, but it sounds like their available as an upgrade (about $10). The main question I have at this point is whether you need to pay the extra fee (I think about $10) if you have a cablecard, or only if you need one of their HD boxes. I've been too busy with work lately to be able to do a chat with Comcast, but hope to do that within the next couple of days.
post #827 of 1922
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Originally Posted by head1st View Post

It's now LIVE. DLNA Beta FW

Sign up page - http://my.hdhomerun.com/beta
Forum - http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=47

What are the requirments for DLNA TV serving? The soon to be released Archos TV Connect is DLNA compliant and seems pretty robust in displaying video. If the two could be paired, that would be an absolutely killer combination.
post #828 of 1922
Although I'd like to test this out, I've had my fill of betas for a while and the Prime is my ONLY tuner so I'll wait. Plus, I have no PS3 to check it out with right now anyhow. Waiting to see if a small and cheap player comes forward that handles the IP for Live/Recorded TV. I see that the 20130117 f/w is in the regular download on SD's website. I'm wondering if it is more stable than the current 04052012 f/w that I am using or if I should not bother.
post #829 of 1922
I decided last summer to freeze my home HTPC installations at Win7/WMC7 and 2012405 HDHR. WMC is history as far as improvements or investment from Microsoft, and Silicondust is going to be releasing nothing but beta software for the forseable future to support their Project Connect program.

If SD's Project Connect reaches a stage where iTouch, iPad, iPhone streaming works reliably and supports copy-protected TV, I might purchase one of their new 4 x tuner Prime units with h264 and test that out.
post #830 of 1922
The 20130117 f/w shows as non-beta and I think that you need to sign up for the beta portion of Project Connect but until SD confirms that this new f/w actually brings improvements and not regression for users not doing Project Connect I'm sticking with 20120405 too.
post #831 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

The 20130117 f/w shows as non-beta and I think that you need to sign up for the beta portion of Project Connect but until SD confirms that this new f/w actually brings improvements and not regression for users not doing Project Connect I'm sticking with 20120405 too.

+1. Better safe than have to explain why there's no TV right now or your shows didn't record to the wife.
post #832 of 1922
Ah yes, I see that now, thanks. There is production release 20130117 immediately followed by 20130117beta1.
post #833 of 1922
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Originally Posted by GuyLR View Post

+1. Better safe than have to explain why there's no TV right now or your shows didn't record to the wife.

lol, I wonder if the SD engineers run the betas on their own family's TV setups...I'll bet their all on 0405 smile.gif
post #834 of 1922
Latest email coming in from Silicondust


HDHomeRun Update – Stable Release

Models: All
Operation System: All

Software version – 20130117
Firmware version – 20130117

Features:
• HDHomeRun QuickTV: Auto play last channel on launch.
• HDHomeRun Config GUI: Add device webpage access.
• HDHomeRun Config GUI: Support browsing devices while playing video.
• Bug fixes.

Available on the downloads page.

Software Changelog
Firmware Changelog
post #835 of 1922
Beta gives the DLNA and DTCP-IP feature access for streaming to Smart TVs and Connected devices that are certified DLNA and support Protected content on the DTCP-IP side
Right now DLNA is DLNA - looking forward to the new user experience releases as Project:Connect continues
post #836 of 1922
The big concern is about the STABLE 20130117 release

Forget about new features. Just want to know if going from the last official (April) to this official has any possible issues. It was only a week or two ago things were a mess with the betas.
post #837 of 1922
This is the only email I got from Silicon Dust, hence my confusion and concern.
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Originally Posted by info at silicon dust dot com 

Silicondust USA, Inc. announces DLNA Live TV Digital Media Server (DMS)
Project:Connect beta – HDHomeRun® Prime users to have DLNA support

The SiliconDust team is happy to announce the first Project:Connect beta release. Head over the http://my.hdhomerun.com/beta and sign up. A valid email address and HDHomeRun® Prime (HDHR3-CC) device ID is required.

Key Features:
Serve live content to MPEG2 capable DLNA/UPnP renders.
Serve live copy-protected content to DTCP-IP certified renders.
Beta users will utilize the standard DLNA UI offered on devices; we encourage productive feedback. As a part of Project:Connect, we will be enhancing the User Experience based on our roadmap and your productive feedback. We are extremely interested in your likes, dislikes, and feature requests. Connect with the HDHomeRun® community via the Project:Connect forum: http://www.silicondust.com/ext/forum

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About Silicondust USA, Inc.
Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV devices for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce revolutionary designs that enable TV viewing from all displays on a home or office network. Silicondust works with OEM companies to integrate IP into custom solutions. For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com.
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post #838 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Beaker1024 View Post

The big concern is about the STABLE 20130117 release

Forget about new features. Just want to know if going from the last official (April) to this official has any possible issues. It was only a week or two ago things were a mess with the betas.

I think people reported good results with the 1226 beta but some minor regression with the 0104 beta.
post #839 of 1922
It's so tempting to try the 20130117 Stable Release to see if it cures those occasional glitches like "Tuner Not found" and "Such and Such Failed to Record". I've got to resist a few days and check the posts on the SD Forum before I make the jump.
post #840 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Beaker1024 View Post

The big concern is about the STABLE 20130117 release

Forget about new features. Just want to know if going from the last official (April) to this official has any possible issues. It was only a week or two ago things were a mess with the betas.

I would consider it stable in name only---use at your own risk because you can't backrev.

This is just speculation on my part, but based on the types of issues reported in the SD forums between the 20120405 release and the latest 20130117 release I'm thinking they essentially re-wrote major portions of the software and firmware to support Project Connect and the h.264 feature for the upcoming 4xHDHR Prime device.

Unfortunately though, some customers need fixes in the post 0405 releases but are stuck with what also appear to be regressions. And to make matters worse CableLab restrictions prohibit SD from allowing customers to backrev the firmware.
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