Originally Posted by Bigbird999
Of course you are right, the only way to record encrypted cable with Sage and BTV is with the HDPVR using the analog hole. I was thinking of how MC7 OTA HD recordings are made in that stupid proprietary wtv format that has to be converted to DVR-MS before editing. Sage and BTV record in mpeg or mpeg transport streams that can be played on any PC or hardware media player and can be freely edited and/or converted to any format that you wish.
That's a file format issue, not a DRM issue per se. The wtv spec is out there, it's just that most video editing/mangling tools haven't caught up to it yet.
Originally Posted by akira7799
Sorry for trying to beat a dead horse, but can DRM protected *.wtv files be converted to *.dvr-ms for any editing?
You can't do ANYTHING to a DRM protected wtv file.
Originally Posted by MikeSM
No. And Kapone, the R5000-HD gives you pure digital video without conversion through analog like the hd-dvr does, but with no DRM to get in the way of commercial processing...
Mike, the R5000 is a whole another story. Let's leave that for some other time.
That's not the point of discussion here anyway.