We talked about SilconDust’s HDHomeRun Prime CableCARD tuner on the podcast last week and now it looks like its officially been released for pre-order. The first version is a 3 tuner CableCARD device with a 6 tuner CableCARD device coming soon. So if your a Windows Media Center users and TV fan this maybe the device for you.

The 3 tuner box is the HDHR3-CC priced at $249 and can be pre-ordered from NewEgg. The 6 tuner HDHR3-6CC-3X2 hasn’t got a price yet.

Here are the official specs:


  • Premium cable TV (CableCARD).
  • Watch TV from any computer on your network.
  • Record full 1080i broadcast resolution.
  • Watch, Pause, Record, & Rewind Live TV.
  • Schedule and record all your favorite TV shows.
  • Expand with multiple HDHomeRun devices.


  • US digital cable TV


  • Record all your favorite TV shows by name.
  • Schedule future or season recordings.
  • Integrated TV guide.
  • Never miss your favorite show.


  • Windows Media Center on Windows 7


  • US Digital Cable
  • M-Card CableCARD interface
  • USB Tuning Resolver interface
  • 1000baseT (gigabit Ethernet) network interface (compatible with 100baseTX networks)
  • 1 year warranty


  • Dual Core PC
  • Windows 7
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4-8GB disk space per hour of HD recording, 1-2GB per hour of SD recording
  • 100 or 1000Mbit Ethernet network
  • Subscription to digital cable service
  • CableCARD (M-Card) from your cable provider

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