SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME CableCard TV 3-Tuner HDHR3-CC
SiliconDust's HD DVR and tuner can be classified as a channel box for your computer. Those consumers who prefer to watch their shows and movies online no longer have to wait for streaming services like Hulu to offer the newest episodes from the major networks. The HomeRun Prime can deliver them immediately to your computer. You also have the option to purchase a CableCARD from your service provider to access the premium channels you have on your existing cable subscription so you don't need to pay the extra money for an additional cable box. But like the Channel Master, this unit has no internal memory on its own but instead utilizes your computer hard drive to store content. Of course, this could monopolize your available storage space, but you can always plug an external hard drive into the unit instead and work from there. Best of all, the HomeRun Prime also works with Xbox 360 and PS3 to receive and broadcast HD content, in case you don't have a PC, and the company's website even helps you find which over the air channels are available in your area. Just type in your zip code and the website will give you a list of what to watch.