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Hi
Can you use a PC with appropriate boards and hard drives as a HD video recorder ?

Hard drives are getting cheaper per GB all the time and a fast PC would give you plenty of ability to program and record HD signals.

Is there such a beast S/W and H/W ?

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Check out the HTPC forum. I don't know what system they use down under, but the HTPC forum has a large number of posts with regard to timeshifting using various HD tuner cards.

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James,

If you keep 28.2Mb/s (HS mode), you need around 25GB for every two hours. Would that be a bit expansive?

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The accessDTV card can record HDTV at 9GB per hour.
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The HiPix is also a great option. It had a few initial problems but I am running version 2.2 and it's now very stable. Just watched all of "Rain Man" last night without a single studder or audio hit.

The entire folder size was 18gB. But I over-recorded too. The approx HiPix rates are 7gB per hour.

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The HiPix is also a great option. It had a few initial problems but I am running version 2.2 and it's now very stable. Just watched all of "Rain Man" last night without a single studder or audio hit.

The entire folder size was 18gB. But I over-recorded too. The approx HiPix rates are 7gB per hour.
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How can the HiPix be a great option when you can't buy one? I have 300 backordered with no word on when the order will be filled.


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