06-10-2012 08:30:12 PM
My girlfriend recently got U-verse, now she'd rather watch through her computer. I went out and bought an HDHomeRun by SiliconDust and was hopeful it would work.
I set it up (very easy, takes the coaxial cable from the U-verse STB and CAT5 from the wireless router). The device was found, but a scan for channels never turned up anything.
I then did a little google search with mixed results, most of which seem to say you can't use it with IPTV services like U-verse.
Is ANYONE using this box with U-verse (in Northern CA particularly)? If not, what about another one like it (less ideally, a USB solution)?
I'm at a loss, spent most of my weekend in tech support woe.
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06-10-2012 10:40:56 PM
You have to change the channel on the STB that you want to watch on the computer. There is no scanning involved as this is not cable that uses RF, this is IPTV that uses data packets to deliver 1 channel at a time on 1 STB.
Should just be selecting channel 3 as that's what the coxaial output puts out.
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06-11-2012 03:40:09 AM
You said you used the coax from the STB - If it is the input coax, it does not work. If it is the output coax, it is analog channel 3 or 4. Does the HDhomerun support analog channels?
Maybe switch to a slingbox to keep the all computers feature.
Check out this site for various single computer applications or Hauppage.
06-11-2012 07:44:20 AM
I don't think it supports analog channels. I only saw options to choose Digital Cable, Digital Antenna or Cablecard. I guess I'm taking it back.
I've heard slingshot can do it, but not going for a nearly $200 solution.
aviewer mentioned Hauppage. Will one of their cheaper USB solutions work? I don't see how if the HDHomeRun didn't. That and it'd be less convenient running coaxial across the room directly into her laptop.
06-11-2012 08:35:05 AM
Looks like the box you want is the Vulkano FLow - http://www.amazon.com/Vulkano-Flow-Mobile-Device-V
If you want SD connect to the STB via composite. If you want HD connect component.
You will select channels on the STB via either the U-verse remote or the PC via the Vulkano IR blaster.
You can watch via any computer connected to the web.
06-11-2012 09:13:54 PM
thanks aviewer. i may check out that Vulkano Flow. not sure why it works with uverse whereas the hdhomerun did not though.
oh, and i got back an official word from Silicon Dust that their HDHomeRun WILL NOT work with U-verse, for anyone's future info.
06-12-2012 04:20:53 AM
The slingbox and Vulkano and possibly others include the type of connection output from cable boxes, including U-verse.