Wednesday, September 24, 2008

DVB-T Version of HDHomeRun Delayed

silicondustSiliconDust, the makers of the HDHomeRun Dual-QAM/OTA HD tuner continues their work on the DVB version of the very popular HDHomeRun tuner.  The company had previously projected that the DVB version of the HDHR would be ready for mass delivery by September, but based on a post last week by a SilconDust representative, production on the DVB-T hardware has begun already and SiliconDust will announce a retail release date once everything is ready - so no projected date yet.

Early reports stated that SiliconDust planned to have Microsoft Media Center and MythTV support and other HTPC programs support was still to be determined.
This is especially important to the non-US TV viewers as Europe and many other non-US countries use DVB as their digital television standard.  Included in the SiliconDust tuner will be support for DVB-C (digital cable) and DVB-T (Terrestrial broadcast).  Without a DVB tuner, many in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa cannot tune to the majority of television channels.

via SilconDust Forums