[mythtv-users] Windows Media Center w/ Cable Card used as MythTV Tuner

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Dec 14 17:22:04 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:02:26PM -0500, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:51 AM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> >> My point was that if you already had the machine, it's not cheaper to get a
> >> HDPVR & rent a set top box.
> >
> >    Given the dearth of such boxes, that is a pointless constraint.
> >
> >    OTOH, I can go to Frys right now and pick myself up an HD-PVR and grab the
> > cheapest box they've got and build an HD Recorder from scratch. There will be
> > no restrictions on what machine I can attach the HD-PVR to. There will be no
> > restrictions on what I can do with the recordings.
> >
> >    Plus the cable card will require it's own rental fee.
> One of the things people tend to forget though is the ability of the
> most cable provided STBs to allow you to record two streams at the
> same time.  So to get comparable functionality, you need two cable
> boxes and two HD-PVRs.

    I can make up my own ficticious computer hardware and talking about it
will have as much relevance as talking about cable card decoders for PCs.


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