I went to the Hauppage site and read about this card. . . specifically this:
Included in this package
WinTV PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo, S-Video/composite plus audio inputs
model 00980: WinTV-PVR-250 with Hauppauge remote control and NTSC tuner
Perhaps I am just being stupid but it seems to me that I would still end up with a downgraded output. I am trying to figure out how to get the output in HD without spending alot of $$$ (If $$$ were not an issue, I could just buy a HD tuner, etc and install it in my computer) . . . Anyway I just want to use the cecb and bypass the part of it that converts to analog. In otherwords . . . how can I use the tuner in the box without downgrading the signal? Anyone?