What does a steaming box do?
PS I am an old guy 72 so put up with me!
A steaming box works great for crabs jk . . .
A streaming box like a Roku, which shows up here a lot, allows you to watch shows using your internet connection to “stream” the shows to your TV. A box like this allows you to record free over the air TV to a hard drive and then stream it to your TV and also access that content away from your home using your phone, a tablet, laptop etc . . .
Does the Simple.TV box include a Lifetime Premiere Subscription like in the past?
No, this is not the Premiere version.
I was trying to figure out if the Simple.TV box, could be used as just a SilconDust tuner (aka, if the subscription ran out for example). One thing I saw, was it didn’t do DLNA, so I am wondering what is uses to stream the content?
I have a CableCard from Comcast on one of my TVs. Will I have access to all those channels that I have now on the HDHomeRun Prime?
Also, with the iPad App (instaTV), will I be able to AirPlay HD channels to an Apple TV?
You would likely have to call comcast to assign the hdprime as a new device - even though you have registered the card, it probably won’t work in a new device until you do so. I have an hdprime and it works quite well. I have a win7 HTPC which I use media center as a tuner&dvr works great. HOWEVER, the android app from silicon dust (which you pay for) does not work on a lot of devices. I would imagine any apple products will work though.
What resolution can it stream? Will any of them do 4K?
Been loving the simple.tv single tuner dvr with lifetime service. If I upgrade to the dual tuner listed here, can I still use my lifetime subscription service which came with the first box? Can I use both boxes with one lifetime subscription? Is simple tv now a product of SiliconDust? Thanks for any comments.
Once you get a the device and card registered with Comcast, you should be able to access the channels as you would on your TV.
HOWEVER, you will not be able to get On-Demand stuff or PPV through WMC.
I’d like to add that last time these were up for sale I wrote that I could not get WMC to work with the Prime over wireless. Since then, I have upgraded my router and have had no issues sending HDTV broadcasts over my wireless network using the Prime and WMC (Comcast HD cable).
Hope this helps anyone, also I def. recommend the Prime. I also have the dual-tune unit that sits in a closet (works great but the Prime is now more suitable for my needs).