Originally Posted by ClearToLand
Is your HD STB Cable or Satellite?
Originally Posted by Super Eye
ClearToLand, I already explained in this thread that cablecard is not an option for me
, as my cable co does not support cablecard and encrypts QAM. I also mentioned that my cable company sold me a brand new duel tuner 500GB Motorola DCX3400 for $97...
My most sincere apologizes Super Eye
Both my, and my dear wife's, short term memories are failing more and more each year. You know how you go down the basement to get something and then forget what you went down there to get until you get about halfway back upstairs?
I remembered the:
Originally Posted by Super Eye I've been paying attention to this thread since CitiBear first posted it
and he only had one reply from Luke - I knew that this would turn into one of the most interesting discussions in a long time. Aside from getting tips and tricks this is the type of discussion I keep coming back for
But completely forgot the rest.
I also remember the Analog Sunset
talk and printed off a couple of pages of that info in case I decide to buy a Blu-Ray Player before the end of 2012. And the more recent discussion of Ceton 4-Tuner and 6-Tuner cards. And *ESPECIALLY* the new SiliconDust 2-Tuner unit that Kelson
You could have just said "See Post #56
" and saved yourself all that typing and aggravation.
On that note, the Hauppauge 1212 looks like a 'Good Fit' for you - portable, not tied to a Desktop PC, but unfortunate that there's no Ethernet OUT, just USB.
Hauppauge 1212 Connector Diagrams
[Can't get a direct LINK to work - you have to CLICK on the Connector Diagrams Tab after CLICKing on this LINK
Possibly, if you have a laptop that can handle at least one HD show at a time, you could offload the shows from the "...brand new duel tuner 500GB Motorola DCX3400 for $97
..." and then transfer them, wired or wireless, to a desktop with one or more HUGE HDDs and a BD Burner (Pretty much what the SiliconDust units do on their own). I could write a BATCH file for you to check for the existence of a MPEG file in a specific directory at, or after, a specific time (or maybe I could check filesize and if it hasn't changed in let's say 15 minutes, we could declare the offload complete) and then create a Task Scheduler entry to kick it off such that the MPEG could be moved from your laptop to your desktop overnight while you're sleeping.
Or maybe you have an External HDD that you can hook up to your laptop and then 'Sneaker Net' it over to the desktop.
What's your opinion of buying a Media Streamer or two for viewing the stored 1212 shows from the desktop (ala Kelson
and myself when using the new SiliconDust 2-Tuner unit)?Kelson
, just to be sure, any old Media Streamer, like my FAT+ or PBO, will be able to play the HD files created by the 1212 (and the SiliconDust you just bought)? And, BTW, those TECHNICAL discussions from ~midnight last night through this afternoon are simply fantastic information!
I'll have to re-read them more closely when I'm more alert. You and CitiBear
are just CHOCK FULL of interesting information! Thanks for taking the HOURS to share it!