Originally Posted by lsarver
Sorry for the delayed response: been busy.
Hmmm, you're apologizing for waiting so long to give this guy hell??
I think the HDHomeRun at least from a software standpoint is "not quite ready for prime-time" at least in that it DOES require a lot of fiddling, and some significant expertise, to get it to do anything at all, starting perhaps with the need for a DHCP server just to get it onto one's network.
Now at least VLC is bundled into the HDHomeRun installation package. But then the only thing that's relatively EASY to do is watch live TV--the product's tagline on its website is something about "Watch TV from every computer in your home" which requires still more knowledge & fiddling with VLC's streaming server, which again is non-trivial at best (*I* haven't figured it out, and am not sure I'm even going to try).
It's a very nice little box, and if one can afford SageTV the two make for a nice package, but it's an "early adopter gizmo" if ever I saw one. It does really make me appreciate again my ShowCenter SC200, which for something less than $200 did/does include a full-featured software package that was easy to install.