I've been using a hauppauge USB hybrid stick to record my SD and HDTV OTA with eyetv 3 software, and it works really well, however I have a cable box with HD channels and I've been thinking about getting the EyeTV HD to record them. I have already done some research and I've gotten over the fact that can't record in glorious 5.1 but, but there are a few things stil bothering me, e.g.
I've looked everywhere and couldn't find if my cable box (cisco explorer 4640hdc) is capable of outputting tv signal from both the HDMI and component at the same time. which takes me to the other question.
If the box itself is tuned on espn, can I change the channel on the eyetv hd without actually changing it on the box and vice versa?
I hope someone who actually owns the device can chime in, any help will be much appreciated.