Just another heads up on a new product that might be of interest to some considering the TV Wonder 650 or like products:
HDHomeRun - Networked Digital HDTV Tuner
The HDHomeRun has the following specs:
# 8-VSB (ATSC over-the-air digital HDTV)
# QAM64/256 (unencrypted digital cable TV)
# Dual HDTV Tuners
# IR Receiver (38kHz)
# 100baseTX high speed network
# Open source drivers/support
So it’s similar to the Vbox Cat’s Eye 164e in respect to its dual HDTV tuners and OTA digital TV support but differs in the lack of dual analog support, added QAM64/256 and so on,…
The fact that its an external solution that is networkable is a plus IMO,…
At ~$169.95 the HDHomeRun isn’t much more then some other hybrid solutions and is in fact less then some hybrid solutions as well.
Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, Windows Media Center and SnapStream BeyondTV support is listed as a “coming soon” feature. I couldn’t entertain the notion of buying one until such time as adequate support for these apps are offered.
Anyway, yet another option available to the masses.
Review of the HDHomeRun: