Originally Posted by TPeterson
There are scores of options for "viewing". Once the file is recorded (since it isn't burdened with DRM) you can use any TS viewer that you like. If you mean that you want other UI options for setting up recordings, there's already at least one: AllenDB's Record_This. Check it out. (And extending CW_EPG to Fusion is "on deck")
Oh, but some of us DO care about MCE. That's fine if you don't--everyone's needs are different. But I'd like to use my 360 hooked up to the big screen to control my HTPC w/Fusion in the other room. That way I could also do timeshifting and scheduling the way all the cool kids with the rabbit ears antenna get to do.
But the reality's that there are too many walls in my apt to get decent OTA reception, so I'm stuck with cable. And when the new OCUR devices come out, they're not gonna sell me one as an end user, and I'm sure as hell not buying a whole new PC just to get one.
And not all recording from MCE necessarily has DRM. Most of the shows I watch are on broadcast channels anyway, so those should record w/out DRM. In fact the OCUR spec states that OCUR devices should still operate with or w/out a CableCard, so that pretty much makes them identical to my Fusion for what I'm doing.
The potential good news is that Vista now has QAM support for BDA, which XP didn't. That means (in theory), that if DViCO supports QAM in their BDA drivers, even though MCE won't tune QAM on it (since it's not an OCUR device), then anyone else can write a standalone program (or MCE plugin) to tune digital cable off a Fusion.
I'm sure a lot of other folks are in the same position as myself and would be really, really excited if this was possible. If anyone can confirm that DViCO has QAM support in their BDA Vista drivers, heck, I'll start looking into writing a standalone program or MCE plugin myself.