reply to williamg
Re: [Help] with HDHomeRun Prime HDHR3-CC- Louisville, KY I have a HD HomeRun Prime and have set one up for a client. Both mine and his were set up last year when you had to have a tech come and install the Cable Card. The client has been using his daily with multiple PCs in his home. I've used mine infrequently.
I neglected trying to use mine for about six or more months and tried it again recently. I can view non encrypted channels with the QuickView program that Silicon Dust provides. I don't think that program will show the encrypted channels like 923 - ESPN HD.
It was working with my Windows 7 Media Center computer but now it is not. I believe I've got the "No TV Signal" error also. I tried a few things like rerunning all the setup programs but gave up since making it work wasn't a priority.
It's still going strong for my client. So, I don't know what may have changed to make mine quit and / or yours not work.
Put the mini-box out of your mind. That's not part of this equation at all. It simply takes the existing digital signal and plays it out on analog "cable-ready" channel 4 to old TVs. It won't produce HD or anything beyond the basic digital cable channels, up to 899. (As an aside, it drives me nuts when I go to a local restaurant and they've got a newer HDTV mounted on the wall showing football and it's using a mini-box!)