sub: My HDHomeRun works fine for both DVB-T and DVB-C. DVB-C was tested with GB-PVR on TelstraClear cable. They have no unencrypted channels, but they unencrypt fine for me with GBPVR + multidec plugins and my TCL smartcard in smartcard reader.
blairh:Mine wasnt bought from the NZ distributor, but I assume its the same as the model being sold here.sub: My HDHomeRun works fine for both DVB-T and DVB-C. DVB-C was tested with GB-PVR on TelstraClear cable. They have no unencrypted channels, but they unencrypt fine for me with GBPVR + multidec plugins and my TCL smartcard in smartcard reader.
Fantastic, cheers for letting us know =)
jpollock: O.k. I've been wrestling with mine for a little while now, and I'm starting to get very frustrated.
I'm trying to convince this thing to stream to something, anything.
I've got OS X, Windows and Linux.
1) The beta configuration tool won't install on OSX (there isn't a release version), it takes too long to download software (GTK) from the Silicondust web site - 6kbps! 55minutes! The install times out.
2) I tried to use the beta configuration tool under windows. I wanted to stream to VLC, however there aren't any instructions, just a lot of people saying, "Hey, it works!".
3) I tried to get it to stream to boxee. The configuration tool failed to create channel files for all of the DVB-T channels. It got the Chinese station, but not TV-1.
4) I tried to open one of the strm files in Boxee - didn't work. (not Silicondust's fault)
5) I tried to open XBMC inside a VMWare image - didn't work. (again, not Silicondust's fault, but does explain frustration!)
6) I tried to install it on windows and use the supplied player, except I'm stymied by the 6kbps download speed (Silicondust's fault).
7) I tried EyeTV3. It doesn't want to work in New Zealand - but it does say that it supports HD Homerun.
8) There should have been a playback tool on the install CD. Then I could have figured out if it was working at all!
9) There is no information on the URLs to use to retrieve the channels.
However, the configuration tool, under windows was able to find the tuners, scan for channels and then find the channels.
I just can't find any way to get at the video!
Anyone manage it yet? What did you use?
The first thing is to download and install the latest HDHomeRun software release for Windows (20090305a). Amongst other things, this release adds support for previewing NZ channels (H.264 + AAC/LATM) in WMP.
You shoud be getting good download speeds from our main server... I will have someone bounce a test through a NZ proxy.
Playing video using WMP in NZ requires the appropiate codecs which may or may not be already installed on your system. Please let me know if you don't hear audio or don't see video.
RickD: How does viewing the steam in WMP work? You open a URL?
The version of Windows I have doesn't seem to have the codecs (video or audio), at least I clicked the "view" button and that's what it complained about. Is there a location I can get them from?
jpollock: Hey, Mauricio, any hope of trying it with an operating system that's generally available? :) :)