On the heals of Ceton and their pricing announcement, Silicon Dust has announced the HD Homerun Cable Card network tuner. The Silicon Dust HDHRCC will be a dual tuner, M-Card based cable card tuner. It will be network based, have a single coax input, single cable card (M-Card), and will go for $249. That right there is a huge price change, currently the only cable card is the ATI DCT which goes for around $250 for a single (S-Card) cable card tuner.
With having a network based tuner the great thing about that is, you can have a small form factor pc, like the current craze of the Nettops such as the Ion based pc’s from Acer and Asus. Having a network based tuner allows you to locate your coax and tuners and other hardware away from the PC make the install much cleaner and simpler.
For now we don’t know when it will be released, but my guess is it won’t be until some time Q3 at the earliest.
Via: Engadget HD