Originally Posted by mattmatt77
Hey I just wanted to ask you guys about this Hauppauge model, I have just built a media pc and purchased the Asus MY CINEMA-EHC3-150 tv tuner card. I just realized my Comcast box has no coax out to connect to the card and am thinking of going with this external box. I understand its not going to have the same abilities of a card like time stamping but is this a viable way to go instead of a card?
I really wanted the abilities of the cards but without a coax out I dont see how anything would work.
You could easily split the signal that enters
the existing Comcast box such that half goes to the TV tuner card and the other half to the Comcast box. Comcast (or Radio Shack) can provide you with these inexpensive RF splitters and to the best of my knowledge they won't charge you an additional monthly fee unless your TV tuner uses a "cable card" in which case there may be a small fee.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".