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Wiked October 13, 2007 04:26 AM

TV Tuner to rec digital feed
got a question about Tv Tuners recording Digital cable

WinTV-HVR-1800 is a dual tv tuner with one being analog the other being digital. My question is will it decrypt Videotrons Digital signal so I can record and watch digital feed from my PC.

WinTV-HVR-1800 Product description

Or will the Wintv HVR1600 do the same? is there a huge difference between the 2? or is it even noticeable?

WinTV-HVR-1600 Product description

Or is there somthing better out there?

Dont have alot of TV tuner knowledge. But If I could find a better solution then buying Videotrons Extremly over priced PVR (500$) I would be a pig in S*** lol

Misoprostol October 13, 2007 11:36 AM

Until Canadian cable companies are forces to support cablecard, we're f***ed.

You have to either watch in SD, or buy the PVR from your cable provider.

Robscix October 14, 2007 11:18 AM

Can't you just connect the RCA OUT's form the Digital Decoder Box to the Video in present on many video cards and TV tuners?

Misoprostol October 14, 2007 12:04 PM

He wants something that will *decrypt* the digital signal. Unfortunately this will not exist until the Canadian government passes legislation that FORCES the cable companies to allow it.

Robscix October 14, 2007 12:40 PM

Yeah I kind figured that after I posted. It would be nice to do such things.
Our boxes here in Canada don't use cards. I am pretty sure, every one has a unique number and they turn it on or off using this method. I was interested in something of this nature but looking at the Digital satellites instead.

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