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Old February 20, 2009, 10:00 PM
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Heh looks like I got some reading to do. I had a quick look at some of it and it's enough to make your head spin. I'm not trying to do this for free, I don't mind spending the $$$ on hardware or even software (feels like someone just walked over my grave!), I' just want it to do what I want without wasting money. Both the XBMC and Sage look good but I have to look more into the finer details. With the Sage, does the software need the Sage box as well? Also I can't see how it hooks up to my STB to do the recording. It does have some nice features but again I'm amiss how it can tell my STB what channel to be on for whan it starts recording or even how it gets the signal to record. I did find a page on the Sage forum that talks about doing it through the firewire port in the 4250HD but even they say it's not guaranteed to work depending on cable provider encryption. It'd really bite to find out after setting all that up that it doesn't work.
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