A small headless PC with cheap DTT receiver/s would be more capable IMO.
I have tried 4-6 different DVB receivers and the HDHomerun is the only one that gives a strong signal with poor antenna conditions. If you have a proper antenna signal cheap DVB receivers normally work fine though,
yes and it also depends on the tuner in the dongle ..... some are better than others in low signal conditions
I need a rooftop aerial to get any usable signal on commercial STBs in any case.
another fine thing with HDHomerun is that it is not large in size, and can sit anywhere on the network - also all pc's on the network can use the tuner (on first come-first served basis), even wirelessly,
of course a small PC is also not large in size, can sit anywhere on the network, and if the signals are multicasted all PCs can access any and all channels simultaneously - LAN bandwidth permitting.
I also like the fact that I can hack the hardware ..... replace a tuner, or tweak the OS etc etc at little or no cost ...... the cost of a USB dongle tuner is between €6 and €20.
Other tuners could be added if required .... cable or satellite ....
I would like to come across a reasonably priced device that would be as capable as a PC with a couple of dongles, I would probably buy it