What happened to SiliconDust?

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What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by williamdosa » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 am

They've purged their reddit, purged their own support forum of uncomfortable questions like why did samsung drop support for HDHR DVR?.

I was just about to pull the trigger on a HDHR5 Quatro until I discovered it was no longer compatible with my Samsung TV, and that buying any new HDHR model forces you into the Google or Amazon ecosystem if you want a hardware playback device.

The reason I'm in the market is that it looks like my HDHR3 was forcibly EOLed and my HDHR1 doesn't pick up enough channels without a good amplified antenna to compensate for the splitter (which I have but don't want to bother with setting up, thus my interest in a new model).

Has anybody built a mythtv system with contemporary hardware? Looks like neither SiliconDust nor Hauppauge devices are completely supported any more.
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Re: What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by pgbennett » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:42 pm

I moved this to the hardware forum because it is not related to Raspberry pi

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Re: What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by kbocek » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm

I'll ping this old thread. Yeah, what cable card options are out there? Seems like silicon dust has moved away from CC.

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Re: What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by urbnsr » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:20 am

They talk of a 6 tuner CC unit, but I don't think it is available yet. I have the 3 tuner model, but don't find it for sale anymore. They have 2 and 4 tuner units for OTA channels plus they offer a Premium TV package that allows up to 4 streams over the internet. I have the quattro unit setup, but have yet to subscribe to their Premium TV. Great signal quality on the OTA channels.

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Re: What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by heyted » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:39 am

kbocek wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm
...what cable card options are out there?
SiliconDust is expected to release a new six tuner model sometime in 2019 according them. Hauppauge has two and three tuner models available now.
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Re: What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by kbocek » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:03 pm

Awsome! Thanks.

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Re: What happened to SiliconDust?

Post by urbnsr » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm

heyted wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:39 am
kbocek wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm
...what cable card options are out there?
SiliconDust is expected to release a new six tuner model sometime in 2019 according them. Hauppauge has two and three tuner models available now.
I believe they (SD) said that in 2018, also.

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