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Summary:

Over-the-air television is great — unless you run into reception issues that prevent you from enjoying those free HD channels. In this episode of Cord Cutters, we are taking a look at a device that allows you to take over the air everywhere.

elgato homerun

What do you do if you want to watch over-the-air HD television but you only have reception in part of your house? That’s the question a viewer asked us recently. The solution? A networked TV tuner. Check it out:

Show notes for this episode:

  • Elgato sells the HDHomeRun bundled with its EyeTV software, and the package retails for about $160.
  • Don’t have a Mac? Then simply buy the device from Silicon Dust, which will cost you only $130.
  • I kept running into issues with EyeTV not recognizing the HDHomeRun as soon as I changed my network configuration. Repeating the guided setup with the EyeTV Setup assistant finally did the trick.

Are you struggling with over-the-air TV reception? Or maybe you’ve found a different solution to this problem? Let us know in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or on Facebook, or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.

  1. this seems to be a great technology. as of now i am using online tv tvhook.com for my tv needs. but i will give this a try and see if this would work for me.

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    1. tvhook.com looks like a scam – it doesn’t even list the “channels” that you get access to anywhere on the site? What kind of content is available? First-run USA major network shows from ABC/CBS/NBC, etc.?

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  2. Cord Cutters: Take over-the-air TV everywhere http://t.co/Y6pMGVBC

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