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Elgato HDHomeRun pipes HD TV to networked Macs, iOS, PCs

updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon May 16, 2011

Elgato intros HDHomeRun Wi-Fi dual TV-to-PC tuner

Elgato gave its North American audience an option of whole-home TV media streaming on Monday. The HDHomeRun carries twin HD TV tuners and will share two simultaneous over-the-air or cable TV signals to Macs and Windows PCs over the local network. It talks to the network over Ethernet but can properly stream over a good Wi-Fi signal.

The black box comes bundled with the latest version of EyeTV to give Mac owners DVR-like functionality. Elgato also allows Mac owners to stream to an iOS user but leans only on Windows Media Center for Windows 7 owners.

Elgato is selling the HDHomeRun today for $180.





By Electronista Staff
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  1. lysolman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2005

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    How is this new?

    EyeTV has worked with the HDHomeRun for years. I've had it on my network for at least 2.

  1. armwt

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    Joined: Aug 2006

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    comment title

    Same here... just a new version of the hardware, but I've had an HDHomerun for several years now... nothing new, just different colored plastic as far as I can tell.

    MacNN quit being a "news" source years ago....

  1. pairof9s

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Jan 2008

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    I believe...

    The difference is now you can wirelessly stream the TV/video to your computer or device. I had one of the original HDHomeRun models, but those required an ethernet connection only.

    Check out the simple network illustration on Elgato's site:
    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/HDHomeRun/product2.en.html

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  1. maxk

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    Joined: Jun 2008

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    money grab

    it's not even their product. they just rebrand it and add to the price tag. lame!
    http://www.silicondust.com/products/hdhomerun/atsc/

  1. Raman

    Mac Elite

    Joined: Mar 2001

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    Elgato stinks

    I made the mistake of buying one of their products before. Complete garbage and completely un Mac-like interface. My Windows XP Media Center ran circles around it. On top of it, they wanted $ to continue the TV Guide subscription beyond a year, more $ to program it from an iPhone, etc. etc. etc.

    I can't believe Apple sells these in their stores.

  1. SwissMac

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    leans? Explain.

    "Elgato also allows Mac owners to stream to an iOS user but leans only on Windows Media Center for Windows 7 owners"

    What on earth are you on about? This makes absolutely no sense to me at all. "leans only on Windows Media Centre....? Huh??? Works on? Must have? Restricted to? Supported by? Rests on? What?

  1. lysolman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2005

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    Old one

    I also like the old one, because you can connect your antenna to one input, and Clear QAM to the other. Can't do that anymore. I'm thinking this new release will make the old versions price skyrocket in the aftermarket.

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