Hello, I have been lurking for a while, and finally figured I needed to make an account.
I recently switched from OTA to cable, mostly to view indycar & F1 races. I was using an eyetv setup with a silicon dust home run tuner to get OTA signals. When I switched to a cablebox, I had to go to an eyetv HD box (using USB).
Since switching, I have had lots of dropout issues with this setup, I think I finally isolated it to having too many usb devices attached, it was choking the eyetv HD box's bandwidth. (I am still in final testing, but it looks like since I disconnected almost all my usb devices it is now working.)
Anyway, a real solution for me would be to get a cablecard tuner (using Ethernet) like the silicon dust home run prime, but as I am sure everyone who has researched this has figured out, there is no Mac software that works with cablecard devices.
During my research today, I discovered that silicon dust is making a cablecard solution tuner with dlna, it would allow any copy freely channel to stream to any supported device/computer in x264 format. Am I correct in thinking this would allow xbmc, eyetv, or someone else to simply take this feed and use it for their dvr software?
I guess theoretically, it would even allow an ipad to act as a dvr, if someone writes an app for that?
Anyone know any more? I was thinking I would have to eventually built a windows based htpc to use with a cablecard setup, but if I can just buy a $200 box and Mac software that would be so much better.