Originally Posted by Dartman
Just to let those of you that just want to easily capture video from you cable or other settop HD box know, the Huapage 1212 capture box is on sale at Best Buy this week for what looks to be a better price then Amazon or others are selling it at.
I'm kinda tempted myself, even though I have the HD HomeRun Prime becuase I THINK I could capture movies from my one premium channel or On Demand without the stupid copy once flag or WTV format hassles of those two options. As far as all my regular shows and one offs it's been great but if I want to watch any movie channel captures I have to do it in here or get a extender as of now so... Hope a few of you on the fence and thinking this is what you want get in on the deal.
Since this thread got started, I've been thinking about about life after my beloved Philips 3575....
I mainly use the Philips with my Dish Network 722k (strictly making DVD's)
- DVR TCM Movies
- Some Hockey Games
- Converted desired VHS Tapes
- Converted Family Hi8 Tapes
- Some Movies from Epix - MGMHD - Retro - Sony Movie Channel etc.
I like the convenience of the combo DVDR....But I know the future is not looking bright with my current method.
I've been looking at continuing my present method's but improving overall quality. I've kept the Hauppauge 1212 in my thoughts of going towards this goal.
I kicked around the Hauppauge Colossus (internal computer card), but it needs a PCIe slot which is being used for a video card, so this is out.
The 1212 is a possibility but the PC is around 15ft away from the TV area, so I have some concern with USB cable length. I am intrigued by the possible improvement of picture quality (480 vs 720/1080i) of what I'm doing now.
I'm comfortable with using the computer to transfer Dish DVR'd recordings >>Hauppauage>>>to computer for post-production. From what I read , the software can be good or an interesting adventure. Computers can be a frustrating device, had good success
with the Philips for 3-4 years
Lots of good reading in this thread