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# 44223 24-Oct-2009 16:11
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Some months ago I did a HDHomerun review here on Geekzone. It was a very good product, but I had a DVB-T USB on my Media Center so decided not to buy it.

Last night I took the plunge and ordered one.

Who else is using the HDHomerun here on Geekzone?

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  # 266670 25-Oct-2009 11:14
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I've got one sitting in the wiring cabinet.  I just haven't got mythbuntu setup to record stuff yet.  I do use it to occasionally watch TV at the PC though. :)

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  # 267716 28-Oct-2009 14:52
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Yeah I have my HDHomeRun running with my Zotac ION N330 HTPC with Windows 7. All running sweet so far just need to get the EPG sorted before I can retire my old UK Tivo.


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  # 267726 28-Oct-2009 15:29
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Oooh, nice.

How are you finding the Zotac?  Is it able to handle flash video and TV3's video streams?  How about BluRay?  What case did you stick it in?

My current limitation on the HomeRun is that I'm using Boxee, and the current alpha doesn't have a new enough version of MPlayer to support Freeview's audio codecs.  Hopefully soon!

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  # 267739 28-Oct-2009 16:05
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The Zotac handles TV3 1080i just fine. Flash video is a problem with HD flash as it uses a lot of CPU though I am told Adobe will be releasing a version of the flash player that will utilise DXVA (hardware video decoding) instead of smokin CPU.

BlueRay is fine i am told as a don’t have a drive. It plays 1080p BlueRay rips in MKV fine.

Re case I put this in a which is ok for my needs. I am working on a case/fan mod that will cool the CPU down a bit more than the current 60 deg avg temp.

Anyway back to the topic :) - the HDhomerun works really well - very impressed with what was a risky purchase at the time.

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