hdhomerun_config - A utility used for maintaining and controlling a
Silicon Dust HDHomeRun
hdhomerun_config <id> command [options]
The HDHomeRun is a networked digital television receiver with two
tuners. It can tune QAM64, QAM128, QAM256, or 8VSB television streams.
It is most useful in the United States where QAM is very commonly used
for cable transmission and 8VSB (ATSC) for Over The Air television
This utility can be used to control the HDHomeRun, update it, and query
information about it.
The only requirement for the utility is that the HDHomeRun be hooked up
on the same subnet as the computer peforming the actions. The
HDHomeRun will receive an address via DHCP, so if static addressing is
in use on the network instead, the device will not function.
1) Multiple tuners. For those nights that several primetime shows are
on at the same time, you won’t need to worry.
2) QAM & OTA support. Both tuners can be set as either QAM or OTA.
This way if only a few channels are available by one variety, but you
would still like those channels, each tuner can be used for the
3) Networked. The HDHomeRun can be accessed by any computer on the
local network by using VLC, MythTV, or SageTV.
4) Upgradable. Silicon Dust regularly releases firmware updates for
the HDHomeRun. These can be used to add support for upcoming recording
standards, changing frequencies, or stability.
discover Locates all HDHomeRun(s) on your network and
displays their ID
<id> get help Displays supported configuration for current
<id> get <item> Obtains the current value for the given
<id> set <item> Sets the new current value for the given
<id> scan <tuner> <file> Performs a QAM/8VSB scan using <tuner> and
saves results to <file>
<id> save <tuner> <file> Saves a copy of the stream that <tuner> is
tuning to <file>
<id> upgrade <file> Installs <file> as a firmware upgrade on the
WARNING: Don’t attempt to upgrade the HDHomeRun with something other
than a Silicon Dust firmware update.
Using the May 12, 2007 firmware, here are the currently supported
/tuner<n>/channel <modulation>:<freq|ch> Get/set modulation and
/tuner<n>/channelmap <channel map> Get/set channel to
/tuner<n>/filter 0x<nnnn>-0x<nnnn> [...] Get/set PID filter
/tuner<n>/program <program number> Get/set MPEG program
/tuner<n>/target <ip>:<port> Get/set target IP for
/tuner<n>/status Display status of tuner
/tuner<n>/streaminfo Display stream info
/tuner<n>/debug Display debug info for
/ir/target <ip>:<port> Get/set target IP for IR
/lineup/location <countrycode>:<postcode> Get/Set location for
/lineup/location disabled Disable lineup server
/sys/version Display firmware version
/sys/copyright Display firmware
/sys/debug Display debug info
The HDHomeRun configuration utility was written by Silicon Dust to
support their product.
This manual page was written by Mario Limonciello <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Ubuntu project (but may be used by others).
Copyright 2005-2006 Silicon Dust Engineering Ltd. This is free
software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty;
not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
May 26, 2007