Given there is a television show I want to record every week,
And I have a receiver for my DVD recorder,
Then I can record that TV show every week to DVD...
Except if there is another show on at the same time that I also want to record to a different DVD.
In that case I can record one show to my computer with my TV tuner card, after which I can either:
- re-encode the show to DVD format, burn it to a temporary DVD+RW, and play it back on another DVD player to transfer to the DVD recorder.
- Or play back the show on my laptop to transfer it to the DVD recorder.
Make sense? See why playing from the laptop could be much simpler? Now, can I do it with Firewire, or should I go with the VGA-to-composite thing instead?
(At this point, nobody's likely to respond before I get the VGA-to-composite thing, but I'll wait maybe a couple of hours.)
Edit: I finally gave this enough thought to realize neither cable/converter is what I really want. What I really want is a streaming media player. I'll look into that later.