Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SiliconDust Networked CableCard HDHomeRun Beta Signup Begins

CableCard HDHR

One of the more interesting CableCard HTPC solutions, the SilicondDust HDHR CableCard device is accepting signups for their beta beginning today according to the SiliconDust forums:

The beta is moving ahead as planned... beta signup now online!

As mentioned earlier this year, the SiliconDust HDHR CableCard device is interesting because of these two facts:

  • This device appears to be coming in a USB version AND a networked version.  The networked version should work much like the current HDHomeRun QAM tuners meaning it will require no open “port” on your computer. 
  • SiliconDust has been a leader in terms of unique tuners and constant updates to keep their devices supported through continuing changes in the TV and HTPC world.

SiliconDust HDHR CableCard Screenshot

I’ll provide more information as I learn more.  In the meantime, you can sign up for the beta by following this link.