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05-24-2006, 11:39 AM
Hi I have a TIVO now but want to build my own DVR. My Tivo does not have any ditital outputs, component, ect, so when I use my TIVO I basically loose my hight Def signal to the TV.
I have a DirectV High Def reciever and a HD TV. I can not recieve HD signals over the air through an anetnna so that is not required. My question is what video capture card should I but so the high def signal passes through the DVR and to the TV? Also what would be the best way (cables to use, component, ect) to hook the TV to the Homebuilt DVR's Captures Card?

I will proably build a Windows based unit but I know Linux OK too


05-24-2006, 01:19 PM
You cannot record HD from a set-top-box (STB) at this time. There are some hacks if the box has an active firewire port, but not via BTV. We'll all need to wait for Windows Vista to do this in a easier manner, but even that will be limited to a MCE box at first with an approved cable card.

Read these HDTV recording FAQ's: