Originally Posted by CitiBear
You're "graduating" from your Pioneer DVR to a PC. That's like going from kindergarten to middle school in a single step. So you can't expect to find the best info if you never leave the kindergarten classroom. There are nice people in HTPC forum who will be happy to share their knowledge with you. Good luck with your new system!
Originally Posted by wajo
]So, I'd say it's probably "OK" for you to look in on that thread?
Originally Posted by Kelson
Is this what you want to do? Heck if I know.
Heres the complete question, out of curiosity. I had this posted on a HTPC forum but no one replied. I have been posting there for the past year regarding hardware, but when it comes to software, specially to mimic DVD Recorders, no one has too much experience. Apparently people in the HTPC world dont record tv shows. Here goes:
I'm building a HTPC in order to record and watch HDTV content. Basically, its a computer to replace my current Pioneer DVD Recorder, wich only records in SD. I want to record HD. In my country, Im getting HDTV content trough cable box. The cable box has both HDMI and Component outputs. HDTV content in my country is only 720P or 1080i, so I have no need to capture 1080P. BTW, its NTSC
Im putting a blu-ray optical drive, so I can backup the TV shows to Blu-ray.
I also want to edit the TV shows, exclude comercials and non important scenes. Im used to doing that on a DVD/HDD Recorder. Maximum picture quality is a must for me.
I already have a Moneual 320s case. Link:
This was my case of choice based on external design. It is low-profile and comes with a Remote, aparently compatible with Windows 7.
Im also in doubt regarding wich applications I should use to both record and edit the TV Shows. Again, picture quality is a must, I want no loss in quality. I heard there is a Linux version specific for this purpuse of HDTV capture. In adition, I already have a Windows retail version, so Im open to both Windows and Linux solutions.
So, I will list below my questions:
1) Wich capture card should I get? It has to be low-profile. At the moment, After comparing Avermedia, Haupagge and Blackmagic sollutuions, I believe the AVerMedia AVerTV HD DVR is the right choice for me, but I would like confirmations that it can do what I hope of the card.
2)Wich application should I use to record the content?
3)Wich application should I use to edit the content? One last time, I want picture quality to maximum!