[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR for $183.99

Brad DerManouelian 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>  
> wrote:
>> Why would I want this over an HDHOMERUN?
> On most cable systems nearly all the channels are encrypted.
> John
> 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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