Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, East York (Greenwood & Mortimer)
HDHomeRun Dual Comparison: Old (white) vs. New (Charcoal)
This news will be of interest to OTAers that want to use their computers to watch and record over-the-air TV.
I had the old HDHomeRun - the white one with the dual tuners.
I replaced it with the new HDHomeRun - the charcoal grey one with the dual tuners.
There is a big difference in the quality of reception I get on the weaker channels.
I have three "real' HDTVs in my house. They always got better reception on the tricky channels - for me, WBBZ and WPXJ - than the white HDHomeRun got.
Specifically, I could have excellent stable reception on my three TVs but the HDHomeRun (and the two digital-to-analog set-top-boxes for that matter) would show the station, but with frequent drop-outs. Essentially unwatchable - at least unenjoyable.
Now that I swapped out the white HDHomeRun with the new model, my reception is basically on-par with my real HDTVs with built-in tuners.
So, the new HDHomeRun gets the coveted HWP Seal-of-Approval.
Note that for quality HD wifi streaming from your HDHomeRun, you need a quality up-to-date wireless router. I am having 100% success with the Linksys e4200 wirelss router for my HDHomeRun.
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