Ok, I read the thread about problems with 169time. Please don't flame me... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif
Also, from PVR in http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum28/HTML/000234-5.html
"Yes, there is a possible way to play/record HDTV to DV tape right now.
*but* you need many more pieces and much more $ to do it than the 169time product would have offered. It is too bad that they didn't deliver because their product seemed to be an "elegant" solution.
The way you ~can~ do it now goes something like this:
(discontinued) Dish 5000 receiver -> [expansion port]
(discontinuted/rare) 8VSB modulator -> [8VSB RF]
(limited availability) HiPix Card -> [PC harddisk]
(DVspoof utility) -> [DV-AVI converted format files]
(generic firewire card) -> [firewire cable]
DV/Digital8 tape device. [hi8 or DV tape]
To play back you can use DVtransfer utility
to spool tape files to the hard disk and then
run HiPix to play them back.
Right now you would need to "restore" an entire movie
to HD before playback, but future versions of HiPix
may allow you to start playing while the tape restore
is in progress.
Many of the pieces to make this all work are discontinued,
new, or beta products - so don't expect easy "plug and
play" or to get any customer service/support for the