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Received a note from John Kim at Telemann with news that 1000 Hipix cards should be in hand by the end of next week. He also stated that there will be yet another s/w release by the end of July with more goodies. There was also a questionaire attached that asked about our current usage of the product and what we would like to see in the future. I think that most of us would agree that although the initial product had some kinks that drove most of us up the pervervial wall, Telemann has more than made up for that with quick updates for bugs and nice enhancements in their 2.2 & 2.3 releases. I for one am very happy that I purchased the product. My ability to receive and record HDTV since mid-January for a mere 400 bucks has made me one happy camper!

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This may seem like a stupid question, but . . .Do any of the the current crop HDTV PC Cards offer the recording of the standard definition signal as well as the HD stream?

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Yes, if it's digital. None record analog TV.

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The next software release will add NTSC recording to the HiPix features list.

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Don't all the networks brodcast something on the HD channel 24/7 even if it isn't HD???? If so then why record analog????? If you want to record analog you can't beat a Tivo with a PC....only $169-$199 nowadays....very reliable great UI....
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Received a note from John Kim at Telemann with news that 1000 Hipix cards should be in hand by the end of next week.
Looks like the HiPix cards will ship on 6th or 9th of July..

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Any vendor recommendations for buying a HiPix?
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I think www.digitalconnection.com is the only place.
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Don't all the networks brodcast something on the HD channel 24/7 even if it isn't HD???? If so then why record analog????? If you want to record analog you can't beat a Tivo with a PC....only $169-$199 nowadays....very reliable great UI....
I get three PBS stations here in fremont, CA. Only one brodcasts digital. There are also a handfull of independant stations that do not broadcast digital. I don't have and don't want a tivo, that would be another box, and require a subscription. I object to subscription services enough that I don't even get cable.

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Hello people,
I just got my $300 income tax refund...Now I need to know what card I need to buy: The HiPix or the AccessDTV card. It looks like the HiPix has gotten a face lift since it's arrival, and looks to be more competive to the AccessDTV card. This is what I like about the HiPix....

1. Comes with remote system...very cool, since I don't have a pronto and an air board.
2. Can swap files with other people that DON'T have this card.
The access card seems to have a newer chipset? Also, only takes up one PCI slot, and doesn't get as hot, hence less fan noise. I assume they are both pretty easy to use, once they are setup....Can anyone steer me toward the right one?
I just want a GOOD quality picture, and an easy-to-use platform when it comes to recording, playing back, etc....thank in advance!



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The AccessDTV and HiPix are based on the same chip. The AccessDTV has one extra chip that allows it to do simultaneous recording and playback.

Though I don't have one, everything I've read suggests that the AccessDTV is a very mature and stable product.

But my HiPix does a great job also. The team at Telemann has demonstrated real commitment to the product, with frequent software release that directly address the concerns of forum members.

If you want the ability to share files, definitely go for the HiPix. The prospect of sharing files becomes more plausible as the HiPix is once again available, and as data-in-DV solutions evolve. (e.g., DVTransfer, DVSpoof)

Don't buy a WinTV-HD!

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Balazer,
If you are interested in getting the AccessDTV card, would you be parting with yours? The prospect of getting used HDTV sound pretty good, too. Although, if you sell your Telemann to someone (or me), then I think that person couldn't take advantage of the support that you are getting...

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Balazar,
ALSO, do you think that the remote combo is worth going for, if someone like me doesn't have a pronto/airboard combo...I DO have a universal remote, though.

Do you have a problem w/ heat with your board?
Do you have a problem with the DolbyDigital soundtrack?

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No, I'm not going to sell my HiPix and buy an AccessDTV. I'd probably sell you my WinTV-HD. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

The board runs a little hot. I have one case fan blowing in the direction of the card. It's not too hot with that fan; I have almost no stability problems.

The remote works fine, though its functions are limited. (channel, volume, source select, and switch between desktop and HD if you have a single monitor) There are many additional functions, mostly to do with file playback. I use keyboard shortcuts for them.

The Dolby Digital audio works fine, though I've not tried it with an external decoder as I don't have one.

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HiPix Dolby digital works fine with my external decoder.

Some audio problems I used to have were the fault of the encoders at the broadcast source... Once they got their act together things worked fine for me.
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Originally posted by balazer:
The AccessDTV and HiPix are based on the same chip. The AccessDTV has one extra chip that allows it to do simultaneous recording and playback.

Balazer,
Would mind clarifying this comment?
I have ADTV and unless you are referring to it's live pause feature, I am not aware of it being able to do simultaneous recording and playback.

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Live pause implies simultaneous recording and playback.

The card must be able to receive a transport stream and send it to disk while at the same time reading a transport stream from disk and decoding it.

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