HDHomeRun DVR

The HDHomeRun DVR system consists of four main components:

  1. One or more HDHomeRun network tuner(s)
  2. A DVR subscription
  3. Local DVR storage.
  4. A playback device that runs the HDHomeRun app.

A DVR subscription can be purchased at our online shop and costs $35 per year. If you've bought a SCRIBE or SERVIO device then you will get a year of service along with the hardware, either as a new customer or added to your existing service. The subscription service includes 14 days of guide data. The subscription also keeps track of your upcoming recording “tasks”, helps prevents duplicate recordings, prevents recording programs that you've already watched and wanted deleted, and helps orchestrate all of your DVR storage devices.

Step-by-step guide on buying and activating DVR subscriptions

Local DVR storage is where your recordings will be saved. Our DVR doesn't use “the cloud” or remote locations for storing programs, but instead keeps local copies on your home network, allowing you to store them as long as you wish. Your storage device can be an HDHomeRun SCRIBE or SERVIO, a PC, a Mac, a NAS, or an Android TV set top box like an NVIDIA Shield. Because the DVR storage device handles a lot of video data, we strongly recommend using a wired ethernet connection for your recording device, just like you would with an HDHomeRun tuner.

Step-by-step guide on selecting and setting up a DVR storage device

Only one storage device is needed to serve your entire network. All apps/clients on your network will be able to set new recordings and access previous recordings. You may add more if you need additional storage, additional multi-recording capabilities, or simply want more redundancy in your set up.

NOTE: The HDHomeRun SCRIBE combines the “network tuner” and “local DVR storage” into one device.

The HDHomeRun SCRIBE and HDHomeRun SERVIO are self-contained storage devices that run full versions of the DVR software on their own. No PC application or NAS is necessary.

You can use our HDHomeRun app on any supported device on your local network to watch live TV, set recordings, and watch recordings. See the guide link below for more information on how to use the app, and what devices are supported.

Instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app

Available in US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil at this time.

  • Last modified: 2019/07/17 03:13