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post #25741 of 25743 Old 07-09-2014, 12:49 PM
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I was going to say the same thing, if the OP has clear QAM cable then the iView, if OTA a iView or Homeworx should work. As you said they are a bit crude but they do record HD to a USB HDD and it's easily readable by a Windows PC. Note neither has a line input so recording from a STB or something like a DVD player would be a no-go, they can only record from a RF input and DIGITAL at that(not modulated channel 3 or 4 analog).
Of course another option is to record directly to a HTPC, which is what I thought you or other PC centric people might have suggested.
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Of course another option is to record directly to a HTPC, which is what I thought you or other PC centric people might have suggested.
At a $40 entry, it's cheap and simple for this purpose so it's hard not to put the iView on the table first. If he wants more, he'll ask.

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Interesting deal on Newegg on 537 today, refurb with 500G HD for $176:

Genuine HD via ATSC and BUD satellite DVB.
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Interesting deal on Newegg on 537 today, refurb with 500G HD for $176:
Newegg has the model number wrong. That's a 535. Still a good deal.
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