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

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Dec 1 20:06:47 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 11:39:25AM -0800, Michael Drons wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
> To: Michael Drons <mdrons at yahoo.com>; Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 1, 2008 2:19:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR for $183.99
> 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?

    Conceptually, it works the same way as a PVR-150.

    It uses a mechanism that isn't excessively geeky and is more likely
to be used by the general population. It captures actual normal TV video
outputs. It pretty much works like any other capture card except it 
captures component (analog HD ).

    Just about everyone at this point has enabled component outputs.

    Firewire may not be supported by your STB device or your provider
or in your particular area.

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