Frequently Asked Questions
The $60 and above levels get you regular progress builds starting in June. If you want to be involved with the development process this is your chance.
The $30 level gets you the release candidate builds starting in September. This is the feature complete software with the target of being reliable for wide adoption.Last updated:
The job of the HDHomeRun Tuner is to tune and stream live TV.
In the past Windows Media Center would make a request to the HDHomeRun tuner and the HDHomeRun would stream video to the PC. With the new solution your NAS box running the DVR recording engine makes the request for video from the HDHomeRun tuner.Last updated:
The goal is to cover the ongoing costs of the TV guide and maintaining/expanding the DVR service.
The subscription gets you everything related to the DVR service. This includes online services, 14-day EPG, expanding client support, and protected content management.
The subscription is per household (not per device) so ok to run multiple HDHomeRun tuners under the same subscription.Last updated:
The 4TB NAS included with select pledge levels is a WD My Cloud WDBCTL0040HWT single drive NAS.
The 24TB NAS included with 24TB pledge level is a WD My Cloud DL4100 NAS.Last updated:
The WD My Cloud NAS products are supported.
In addition to the official list we will be providing executables that should run on most modern Linux-based NAS hardware where shell/ssh access is available. We have a range of NAS products including QNAP and Synology in our QA pool.
FreeNAS: We are investigating the BSD porting effort and I will post an update once more is known. We currently target Windows, Mac, Linux-x86, Linux-ARM, and Linux-PowerPC.Last updated:
The 4TB NAS contains an industry-standard 4TB hard drive.
This will yield an OS reported size of approximately 3.6TiB.
The 24TB NAS contains 4 industry-standard 6TB hard drives.
In a non-redundant configuration this will yield an OS reported size of approximately 21.6TiB.
The default configuration is RAID5 so you get the capacity of 3 disks plus 1 disk of fault tolerance. In this configuration it will yield an OS reported size of approximately 16.2TiB.Last updated:
The subscription relates to the new/planned DVR service and does not affect the existing feature-set of HDHomeRun tuners.
The HDHomeRun tuner will continue to work with Windows Media Center, MythTV, and other software as it does today. Likewise it will continue to work with HDHomeRun VIEW for watching live TV as it does today.
If you subscribe to the new/planned DVR service and later discontinue the service you will be able to watch your recordings but not make new recordings as the TV guide used for scheduling recordings is part of the subscription.Last updated:
We hope to have the first progress-release out in June. It won't have every feature but should have much of the core functionality.Last updated:
We aim to support the playback of protected content on Windows, Mac, and Android (including the Amazon FireTV box) using the HDHomeRun app. Devices with HDMI out will require HDCP support.
Other platforms will not support protected content at launch.
Kodi and Plex will not support protected content at launch.Last updated:
We are long time Linux users and do much of our development under Linux. We hope to release a version of the HDHomeRun client packaged for Ubuntu/Mint (copy-freely content only).
For the Kickstarter feature-set we had to keep the platform list tight so Linux is not on the list as an official client list for first release.
Linux will be fully supported for the recording engine - both PC/servers and embedded NAS boxes. The engine will be available for x86, ARM, and PowerPC architectures.Last updated:
Unfortunately the HDHR-US and HDHR3-US models don't support the HTTP and channel management features of the newer models used by the DVR system.
The HDHR3-CC, HDHR4, and HDTC models are all supported.Last updated:
Roku doesn't support the video formats used for broadcast television and can't play content direct from the HDHomeRun DVR system.
With the $250,000 stretch goal for Plex support you will be able to play back recordings on Roku by running the Plex media server software on a PC to interface with the Roku box.Last updated:
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