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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by aborup

Thanks to everyone for the replies!


I ~think~ I understand now. I need to purchase a Hauppuage PVR and either 1) a Sony Streaming Player or 2) an HDMI to Component video converter. Then, when I get a Netflix movie through my player, it will send the signal to the PVR and then on to the TV.


I've never had a PVR. Is it menu controlled via the TV monitor?

Can I burn recorded movies to DVD for playback on a regular DVD player? If so, how is that done?
No, the Hauppage PVR is a computer input device. And as such will be controlled by the computer. You might as well just use a screen recording program."

While the Hauppage PVR is a computer input device and controlled by the computer, it is much more than a screen recording program. It is a h264 encoder and as such, the main workhorse - without it your computer requirements would have to be much more high end to record HD video. It also comes with the software to burn to dvd in dvd format or avchd for bluray players if you wish to keep the HD.

So you need
a. Any netflix player with hdmi out, to hdmi to component converter, to haupp 1212 (connected to a laptop or desktop computer that meets the 1212's specs), the 1212 connected to your tv via component cables.
b. A netflix player that will output hd over component, to haupp 1212 (connected to a laptop or desktop computer that meets the 1212's specs), the 1212 connected to your tv via component cables.

You will most likely record the files to an external usb hard drive, you will then either convert the files to dvd, avchd, or play the files as recorded via a media player (can be your netflix player if you chose the right one).
post #32 of 36
If you want to record in HD then you will need the HDMI to component converter as I believe all Netflix players that have component outputs will NOT output HD, only SD when playing Netflix, at least my PS3 and WD Live player do this.

My interest is ONLY with HD so I have no info on converting the H264 recordings of the HDPVR to DVD format.

The HDPVR is controlled by your computer that is running the HDPVR software, it is a capture device.

I capture in 1080i at the highest constant bit rate setting, then re-encode-

1- with a little sharpening to help overcome the digital to analog to digital conversions.
2- I then convert to progressive to eliminate the pull down flags used in the conversion to 1080i

I end up with MKV files that look amazingly good considering all that processing that happens to the video content.

The software that does all this is free open source but does take some learning and it is not a 1 click process. Read about Ripbot264 and MEgui on the Doom9.org forum.

Mike T
post #33 of 36
Netflix on an Xbox-360 has HD on the component video outputs which can be recorded directly on Hauppauge PVR. You need XBox Live Gold subscription to do Netflix.
post #34 of 36
Yes. (Lower left corner)... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STCKwxzL3VM
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by cgott42 View Post

I use playlater software.
The PQ is not as good as the original , but it's fine for when I need to watch offline, also the UI makes it convenient
They have a 2 week demo to test it

This is exactly what I was going to suggest. I use this to record Hulu and Amazon VOD. Totally worth $60 and totally legal! He's right about the PQ, but still good enough. I've been able to transfer the vids to my KF HD and watch them on that as well.
post #36 of 36
Yes! You can record Netflix movies straight to a blank DVD. Through experiments I have a Western Digital Media player that is connected to a digital copyguad remover that you can purchase online. Unfortunately you have to record in real time to a DVD recorder. To Netflix it just looks like your playing one of their movies. But if you have good bandwith you shouldn't get any break UPS in the connection. I still record through a s video cable for best possible picture. Unfortunately you cannot record to a stand alone dvr because they have their own copy protection.It just depends on what type of connections your blue ray player has. Their is software out there that can record streaming videos to your pc, but I would advise
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