[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR for $183.99
myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Dec 1 19:47:03 UTC 2008
On Dec 1, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Michael Drons wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 2:14 PM, Michael Drons <mdrons at yahoo.com>
>> Why would I want this over an HDHOMERUN?
> On most cable systems nearly all the channels are encrypted.
> So with this it pulls the data from the cable box. How does it
> differ from using a firewire cable connected to the cable box? Is
> it more reliable?
Since you didn't follow the link and read (or understand) the
description of the device...
It's a component capture device. It accepts component video input (and
analog or spidif audio) and converts to h.264 video on the fly. The
result is a very nice looking compressed video file that is not
limited by digital encryption technologies.
In other words, it's completely different from capturing firewire from
a cable box.
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