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Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Plus Review

Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Plus A grand slam for some, a foul ball for others

We like free. We also like doing things ourselves, which is why building our own DVRs to capture OTA broadcasts has been a habit for years. And we’re fans of devices that give us wide flexibility and range in their use. Given all these preferences, Silicon Dust’s HDHomeRun Plus—a networkbased external TV tuner—fulfills all our wants, on paper. In practice, it very nearly does likewise.

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Watch_Dogs Review

Minus three points for Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs due to the game’s developerss lapping an underscore right in the middle of its name, much to the annoyance of magazine editors worldwide. Minus two more points for Ubisoft’s online service, Uplay, being a complete pain to work with. Finally, minus all the points for Watch Dogs (insert your own underscore if you like, we’re done with it) being a bit of a letdown, squelching the high hopes we’d carried for this seemingly innovative title ever since its big reveal at E3 in 2012.