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Forum: Reception Devices 9-Jan-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
Several new products are now being offered by...

Several new products are now being offered by Silicon Dust. The HDHR Plus appears intriguing. http://www.silicondust.com/products/hdhomerun/hdhomerun/

The ability to trans-code MPEG-2 to H.264...
Forum: Reception Devices 18-Nov-2013, 5:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
Linux Script

Here is a script that works well on a basic Linux box. The function is similar to the Windows batch file in post #5, giving you the function of a PVR/DVR. Edit variable values as needed.

Note...
Forum: Reception Devices 30-Apr-2012, 5:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
@signals unlimited, You're absolutely correct,...

@signals unlimited, You're absolutely correct, there is a limited group that would find this solution easy to understand and implement.
Forum: Reception Devices 30-Apr-2012, 5:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
As I mentioned previously, I own three of the...

As I mentioned previously, I own three of the white HDHR-Dual units and one HDHR3-US (black). I have seen no difference in tuner sensitivity. In my multi-antenna system, the white dual input unit...
Forum: Reception Devices 30-Dec-2011, 9:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
This may be a rambling post... but there are a...

This may be a rambling post... but there are a bunch issues involved when picking a tuner, related hardware and Media Center software package. Here goes...

Yes, for PVR/DVR functions, XP is what I...
Forum: Reception Devices 10-Dec-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
HDHR3-US vs. HDHR-US

As of December 2011 I own an HDHR3-US. The unit is about half the size of the preceding model (HDHR-US). The GUI utility used to manage the older hardware recognizes the new model and gives the...
Forum: Reception Devices 16-May-2011, 5:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
You can purchase direct from Silicondust.com. I...

You can purchase direct from Silicondust.com. I purchased through Amazon...
Forum: Reception Devices 14-May-2011, 6:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
The HDHR documentation does not provide an...

The HDHR documentation does not provide an in-depth explanation of how they determine the numbers displayed. I presume the indicated signal strength is derived from the automatic gain circuit in the...
Forum: Reception Devices 2-May-2011, 5:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
@ sdubb My experience with the HDHR has been...

@ sdubb

My experience with the HDHR has been that any signal strength or quality below 50% is an indication of imminent errors which will be visible as pixelation or signal loss.

Signal...
Forum: Reception Devices 1-May-2011, 8:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
The configuration utility, "C:\Program...

The configuration utility, "C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\hdhomerun_config_gui.exe" certainly gives you access to manual channel entry.

Each media app is different. Which media app are...
Forum: Reception Devices 27-Apr-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
The wife's laptop runs WIN-7 so that does OK with...

The wife's laptop runs WIN-7 so that does OK with the native Media Center app. WIN-7 Media center is artificially limited to 4 tuners... MS knows best... at least they think they do.:rolleyes: I've...
Forum: Reception Devices 28-Feb-2011, 5:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
Improved Batch file for recording

@echo off
for /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /T') do set year=%%c
for /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /T') do set month=%%a
for /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /T') do set...
Forum: Reception Devices 1-Feb-2011, 3:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
Simple raw MPEG-2 recording and play-back

On my XP based computer, I do not have a robust media center software package installed. Still, I am able to capture off-the-air to my hard drive. I did not need to write a scheduling script, just...
Forum: Reception Devices 5-Dec-2010, 3:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
Block Diagram

A simple block diagram...

This is based on the HDHR-US model which as of March 2011 is superseded by the HDHR3-US. A primary difference is that the newer design has only one antenna input, despite...
Forum: Reception Devices 16-Oct-2010, 9:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 69,054
Posted By GroundUrMast
An Alternative to Rotators and Antenna Combiners

If you like your antenna rotor, I am not going to try to talk you out of it. I've used rotors in the past and find them a source of frustration for a variety of reasons. Until recently I suffered...
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