Watch and record from your antenna or cable subscription.
Plug in, get TV.
HDHomeRun TV tuners rebroadcast TV signals from your antenna over your home network. This means you can get TV anywhere in your home. Channels uses the HDHomeRun over your home networks to play back any channel that the HDHomeRun provides.
Plug your antenna into the HDHomeRun, the HDHomeRun into your home network, and Channels will have access to all of the TV that comes over your antenna. It just works.
Need An HDHomeRun Device?
An HDHomeRun network TV tuner is a great source for Channels. In 5 minutes you can have all of your local channels ready to watch or record right inside Channels.
HDHomeRun Prime model requires a CableCARD to decode channels. Contact your cable provider for CableCARD rental pricing. Channels can not decode protected (Copy Once) cable channels. Protected channels vary by provider and region. Verizon FIOS and Comcast Xfinity are known to have few or no protected channels. Contact your cable provider to find out if they protect any channels.
Free over-the-air HD TV with your antenna. Watch or record on up to 2 devices at once.
Use your cable TV provider. Watch or record on up to 3 devices at once.
Can it work with my cable?
Yes. The HDHomeRun Prime model uses a CableCARD from your cable provider, just like how TiVo works. You will be able to watch all of the channels you get with your cable plan, except premium channels like HBO.
Note: Some cable operators protect their channels with Copy Once protection which is incompatible with Channels. Please contact your cable provider.
Do I need an antenna?
Yes, if you receive tv via your antenna, you will still need it when using the HDHomeRun Connect model. Your antenna is what recieves your free over-the-air HD broadcasts. It plugs into the back of the HDHomeRun Connect model. The HDHomeRun then simply provides a video stream for each channel that can be watched and recorded..
What's the difference between these HDHomeRun models?
The HDHomeRun Connect is used for receiving free HD television with your antenna. The HDHomeRun Prime model is used for receiving television broadcasts via your cable operator.
This sounds like a big hassel, is it really this hard?
It really isn't! It's as simple as plugging your HDTV antenna into the back of the HDHomeRun instead of your TV, then plugging in the HDHomeRun into your router. That's it. It's basiclaly set it and forget it. You won't have to mess with the HDHomeRun device again.
I already have an antenna plugged into my TV. What's the point of the HDHomeRun?
With an indoor HD antenna, you have to have one attached to every TV in the house. With and HDHomeRun, you only have to have a single one plugged into the device. After that, you can watch any of your channels from all of your TV and mobile devices.
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