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How-To Guide on Setting up Live TV with HD HomeRun PRIME


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#1 Eddie OFFLINE  

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:11 AM

I just setup Live TV in under 30 minutes while piecing together information found scattered on the internet.
 
Using this guide hopefully anyone can do this in under 15 minutes.
 
TV Provider: Comcast
SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME Cable HDTV (3-Tuner) with an MCard
Model: HDHR3-CC 
Firmware 20161019beta1
 
 
 
MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECS IN ORDER TO RUN HD CONTENT
Phenom II X6 1045T
8 Gigs of RAM
 
SYSTEM SPECS THAT WORK WITH ONLY SD CONTENT
AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 Processor
8 Gigs of RAM
 
CONNECT YOUR DEVICE
 
Connect the HDHomeRun PRIME box to the following:
- your network with the included cat 5e cable
- the coaxial jack on the wall with the included coaxial cable
- an electrical outlet with the included AC to DC Adapter
 
Wait for the 1st LED to Light UP Solid green indicating you are connected to the network (Light Patterns are discussed at the bottom of this How-To)
 
Go to my.hdhomerun.com and there is a chance the website will automagically scan your network and find your HDHomeRun Device it will pop up at the top of the website 
 
Click where is it says "HDHomeRun PRIME XXXXXXXX"
The XXXXXXXX is your 8 digit ID for the device
 
This will launch you into the website hosted locally on your HDHomeRun PRIME device showing that your device is connected to the network and lots of pertinent information.
 
 
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SOFTWARE FROM THE SPECIAL LINK BELOW
 
 
(Thank you Doofus for the suggestion)
 
Go here
 
 
And download the latest version of the hdhomerun executable.
 
As of the time of this article the lastest it is currently 20161019beta1
 
INSTALL THE SOFTWARE
 
Find and Install the executable hdhomerun_windows.exe
 
UPDATE THE FIRMWARE
 
(Thank you Doofus for the pictures)
 
Run the software "HDHomeRun Setup" and it should again automagically discover your HDHomeRUN PRIME Device via DLNA and start updating its firmware...
wait for it to finish this
 
 
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You can now access the local webpage of your HD HomeRun PRIME by running HDHomeRun Setup and click on the "Device Input"
 
 
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INSTALL THE M CARD INTO THE HDHomeRun PRIME
 
Now power off your device and insert your M Card and power it back on
 
ACTIVATE THE M CARD
 
This is the phone number (FOR COMCAST ONLY) you want to use when setting up your M Card 1-877-405-2298.
 
Go to the webpage of your actual HDHomeRun PRIME Device.
 
 
Run the software "HDHomeRun Setup" and click on the "Device Input"
 
 
Go to
Cable Card Menu --> CableCARD™ Pairing
 
This is the information the person on the phone is going to ask for in order to activate your MCard.
 
CableCARD ID:
Host ID:
Data:
 
Go to the webpage of your actual HDHomeRun PRIME Device. (This is easy if you know the local IP)
 
Channel Line up --> Detect Channels
 
The moment i did that i was able to log into emby and it automagically discovered the Tuner and an icon for Live TV popped up
 
If you want to use the scheduling option you HAVE to setup your guide
 
EMBY Dashboard --> Live TV --> Schedules Direct ( Free for 7 days to try them out you have to make an account throught thier website http://www.schedulesdirect.org/.
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some installation instructions that are hidden for some reason.
 
 
If you have any issues during setting this all up here are what all the blinking lights mean on the HDHomeRun PRIME.
 
 
3CC 
Left LED: Power/link: Green = Ethernet link, flashing = searching for DHCP, red = no Ethernet link. 
 
2nd LED: Cablecard: Green = CableCARD present, flashing = card present but not ready (authentication in progress or no RF feed). 
 
Tuner LEDs (3): Green = streaming video, flashing = reserved for use but not streaming. 
 
6CC 
Left two LEDs: Power/link: Green = Ethernet link, flashing = searching for DHCP, red = no Ethernet link. 
 
2nd two LEDs: Cablecard: Green = CableCARD present, flashing = card present but not ready (authentication in progress or no RF feed). 
 
Tuner LEDs (6): Green = streaming video, flashing = reserved for use but not streaming.
 
 
 
Hope this helps.

Edited by Eddie, 03 November 2016 - 10:36 AM.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 02:01 AM

Useful guide, but you should update your firmware, also.

 

https://www.silicond...p?f=119&t=20613


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:28 PM

Thank you for the suggestion i added it to the guide



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:38 PM

As long as you know the firmware update is a manual download and install. They are beta files, and they are needed for Emby. Something else that's useful is that a lot of people have hundreds of channels, many of which they don't watch. You can limit the channels that Emby imports. If you run HDHomerun setup again, after everything installed. You can deselect the channels you don't want Emby to import. This can help with guide load time.

 

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Edited by Doofus, 12 July 2016 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:46 PM

mind if i use your pictures in the guide and while giving you credit?



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:48 PM

mind if i use your pictures in the guide and while giving you credit?

 

Oh sure, I don't need any credit. That's fine  :)



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 05:31 PM

awesome thanks for the replies guys!

 

this will be an easy way to eliminate all the standard def stuff as well.

 

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