The HDHomeRun Prime Giveaway


Hot on the heels of our DLNA streaming piece, and amidst CableCARD uncertainty, we’re offering up our Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Prime review unit.

While humble in appearance, this little box is capable of tuning three simultaneous streams of digital cable, via a single CableCARD, and beaming the content across your home network. Those running Windows Media Center are best positioned to benefit from the Prime, with competent DVR capabilities. Yet, via that aforementioned DLNA support, all manner of devices are capable of receiving a subset of live cable programming – including PS3, Android, and Samsung smart TVs.

Entering is as easy as it gets — simply leave a comment if you want in. We’ll choose one winner at random in a few days.

149 thoughts on “The HDHomeRun Prime Giveaway”

  1. After reading your article I got serious and started doing research and pricing for cable card rigs (ceton echo/PRIME/etc). I am paying $34 a month for two DVRs. Tivo is just as expensive. Maybe it’s time to make the leap.

  2. I’m in!

    My old HDHR dual doesn’t support DLNA, which limits its usefulness in XBMC. Really need an updated model.

  3. It would be really nice to be able to stream shows I pay for to my phone and tablet *cough*tivo*cough*.

  4. The HDHR tuner products are great products that are very stable and work very well. Now what Silicon Dust needs is an alternative to the Windows Media Center system (including PC based DVR software, PC software extender client, Raspberry Pi based extender client) that has a better long term support outlook than Media Center.

  5. I’d love one of these but I have an X1 and apparently if you have that box your home is no longer compatible with cablecard. I couldn’t tell you why.

  6. Just once, I would love to be able to respond to the inevitable question of “How much did THAT cost?” with “It was free, Honey!”

  7. I guess I would need another cable card for something like this. One cable card for only three tuners doesn’t seem very efficient.

  8. Have long wanted to try one, but have never pulled the trigger on a purchase. This could solve that problem.

  9. I wish they would make a model that could receive free-to-air satellite signals, when connected to an appropriate satellite dish and LNB.

  10. Hi Dave,
    I love your site. I’m also looking for a product like this. Please put me in the drawing.

  11. Dave, follow your site weekly (almost daily). Already have earlier OTA version and love it. I really need this for additional channels.

  12. This would be the perfect tech gift for me – at a price my wife won’t complain about! !!! Next up – the Android app for tivo stream……

  13. Entering hoping to win. It’s disheartening to see how complicated the cable overlords have made watching and recordng tv nowadays. How I miss the simplicity of just setting the vcr-later dvd recorders, and getting home to watch timeshifted programs. Crosses fingers, lady lucky, papa needs a HDHome Run tuner!

  14. Working on my home media network system, figuring out how to integrate my multiple TiVo units (including a Roamio 4 tuner), eyeTV, ReadyNAS, Sony TVs & Samsung BluRay (for DLNA), and ios devices to feed my home and an outdoor theater. It would be interesting and productive to add in an HDHomeRun Prime to my system.

  15. Markv is the bigger winner! But stay tuned, we got two more things going up over the next few weeks…

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