Originally posted by tall1
Cescent, please try Sasem OnAir. This is the only player that worked for me.
I noticed from an earlier post that the Sasem software expires after thirty days and you can't buy it. I assume you would have to have the Sasem tuner to continue using it after 30 days.
I think we need a companion sticky thread in this forum addressing the playback of what we recorded using the setup in this thread. If someone who is an expert on this topic could start this off the same way timecop started this one, we could all save many hours searching the HTPC forum.
I was a FireBus beta tester who is trying to use the PC I was planning on using for the released version had it been useable. I have experimented with Elecard, VLC, and WinDVD. I have found little things with each of them that leaves me with a solution that is not even close to the user friendly, significant other friendly, or coach potato friendly, record and playback solution I was hoping to get from Firebus. It would be nice to see in a side by side fashion, a listing of capabilities desired for playback and how well, if at all, these programs deliver. For example, little things like displaying or knowing the elapsed time of what we are playing, the ability to jump within a file, and the ability to control playback with an ATI Remote Wonder either out of the box or with some minor customization, are just a few of the things I wished I knew about before testing a program. It would also be nice to have in one place, recommended settings for each program for high quality 1080i playback.