Recording HD from STB
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May 15, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Starting to look into solutions for this. I've seen popcornhour mentioned but I'm not really sure what it is exactly. Is it similar to the Hauppauge HD PVR? The latter seems to be an all-in-one solution though.
I don't watch a whole lot of TV so my demands aren't too big, i.e. the odd hockey game or special on Discovery.
Right now basically if you want to record HD / Digital TV from any of the carriers. You have to use the hauppage HD-PVR and a computer. You can't easily get or use a tv-tuner as for cable the QAM channels are encrypted and statellite signals are also encrypted.
On the topic of the popcorn hour. This is basicall a media player. It has no recording functionality.
If it were me i would either get the HD-PVR (around 250-300 bucks) or just buy a HD-PVR from your provider and save on the headaches.
For me i am not bothering since recording tv isn't something i think is worth the extra cash.
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