Originally Posted by almostinsane
It doesn't have a huge lead as its expensive and doesn't work all the time. TO have a multi-tuner setup you need 2 HDPVR's and two cable boxes. That's a lot of sh*t.
I used to think so to, until I actually switched to satellite and lived with it.
Add to that the fact that it only works 90% of the time
It's way better than that. I probably only have problems about as often as the DRM in WMC screws up.
...and records the cable box overlays in the video stream.
Don't bother me at all.
But for everyone with Satellite there's no alternative, and for those with cable there is (IMO) no good
Originally Posted by captain_video
I believe that's only true if the provider attaches the aforementioned flags to the broadcast channel.
That's what is supposed to happen with the upcoming new
firmware for the ATI OCUR devices that was announced at CEDIA, hopefully sometime first half 2010, IIRC. I'm about 99% sure that everything that goes through an OCUR with a CableCard installed is wrapped in PlayReady DRM. See here for more info:https://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/arch...9/1641441.aspx
A few digital cable providers do this with premium channels while others do it to many others as well. If you're only interested in setting up the CableCARD tuners for use as a DVR and only plan to use the recordings for playback on the same machine, none of this should matter in the least.
The "only DVR use" thing isn't a huge deal. But with the horribly limited WMC extenders, the limitation to only the machine that recorded it is a huge blow to usability.