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SiliconDust Launches Project:Connect Beta

SiliconDust Launches Project:Connect Beta

Without a doubt, SiliconDust’s Project:Connect was the thing we were the most excited about at CES 2013. The first phase of SiliconDust’s project is to allow owners of the current HDHomeRun Prime the ability to stream live TV to DLNA connected devices. That phase has officially started. You can head over to SiliconDust’s DLNA Beta Program site to register for early access into the beta. For the time being it is fairly limited. The current HDHomeRun Prime doesn’t support transcoding, so you’ll be streaming the native mpeg-2 video over you network. While you’ll technically be able to stream copy-protected content, you’ll need to be streaming to a DTCP-IP certified device. Unfortunately the only popular device capable of that right now is the PlayStation 3. Again, this is just the first step in SiliconDust’s bigger plan, but it should be a promising one. If you already have an HDHomeRun Prime, go sign up for the beta. If you’d like more information about it, check out our introduction, and full video walk-through here.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.