Originally Posted by Derek K.
these guys figured out how to get qam from the a180 and a few other cards:http://www.evo4tv.com/main/default.aspx
If you can get the source code for it, you should be able to write a windows driver to do the same thing. The only thing that is left is to trick the driver into thinking the qam stream is a atsc stream (ala hdhr) and there you go - qam via pci tuner in mce.
I have to chime in here, and yes, I will add to the pot because I want to see my QAM HD channels in MCE and was thinking about a post about the same thing.
I am the starter of the QAM in MCE post on the greenbutton, a Microsoft rep looks over this fourm, and has replied to this issue, and it looks like there is interest in it from them (read though the whole thing).http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/thread/178007.aspx
As for evo4tv, I have played with it, it's easy to setup, and does work (I tested it with a demo of SageTV). I was able to get it setup in about 25min with a old computer, Network Card, and my A180 card. Mapping the channels is another story though with the current app.
On there home page they quote that they are not working on it any more "We have decided to donate this project to the HTPC community. It is now a free download."
I have been e-mailing with the program creator and he is going to make the source code available very soon. I am not a programmer but, I will post here when I have some news (I just sent him an e-mail seeing where it stands). Just got a reply back, sometime next week
I am just a person who has his Media Center PC running almost perfect, and can watch QAM HD channels though a 3rd party program. The HDhomerun looks cool but, $190 for a device that will be outdated in 6 months is not what I am looking for.
Any other ideas ? I will keep this forum up to date...