Join Date: May 2005
Location: Queens, New York City
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Thanks Mike, I did check out both links, but it doesn't solve my problem. Right now, with the existing QAM signals, all the broadcast channels are in Hi Def. All my recorders have digital tuners that can record HD channels in 480i, then upconvert to 1080p. The Hi Def machines like the Sony DHG record IN Hi Def 1080i. After October, the QAM HD signal will be gone, the only way to view it is to use these cableco digital converter boxes that have a 75ohm CH3 output and an HDMI port. Using the Hauppauge as an HDMI to Component converter will not help, since none of my machines have a Component Input.
My Scientific Atlanta cable box does have a working firewire port, but the only channels available are the broadcast ones like CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. Regular cable channels like TNT, USA etc.
have a copy protection flag in place. I tried recording from the cable box firewire port years ago on my laptop, the results weren't good. Also tried recording on a desktop computer, it was too
convoluted using Windows Media Center and other software programs to record TV shows.