Yes, and the silicon dust Dual can do over the air ATSC on an antenna for your HD and maybe the few if any clear qam channels. You need the silicon dust prime apparently for encrypted qam, it also should do clear qam, will not do over the air atsc. you need both boxes to do all the above per the AVS forum and somewhat convoluted literature
However ALL DEVICES REQUIRE WINDOWS OS RUNNING MEDIA CENTER!
There is no longer "Basic Cable" it has been renamed and split into 2 tiers, Starter and standard cable.
some might presently be clear qam but most if not all will be encrypted as well as everything in tiers above
Those bottom 2 tiers require a DTA, cable card or cable box that decodes encrypted QAM.
unknown which if any are encrypted.
as for "broadcast"... that's not a good word to use as it would allow you to send video outside your home and probably get turned off if it even works in the first place. It can be bypassed by one computer set up as a server
what works today, may not tomorrow...
Ok, this one supposedly will work and uses cablecard but it doesn't require a dedicated PC as it's a network device:
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