Success with SA8300HD!!!
Thanks to BWALL23 for tipping me off to TSReaderLite 2.7.45f.
I downloaded it from http://www.coolstf.com/tsreader/TSReaderLite2.7.45f.exe
for the free trial.
At first I recorded the one minute limit allowed with "How I Met Your Mother".
The recording was full of artifacts.
After a couple of hours messing around I was able to record one minute clips from about 35 movies I have on my 500GB ESATA expanded SA8300HD!
All movies were prerecorded, live did not work.
Select fire.dll when opening TS Reader.
Check them out for yourself:http://rapidshare.com/files/35575940/sample6.ts.htmlhttp://rapidshare.com/files/35582252/sample18.ts.htmlhttp://rapidshare.com/files/35586460/sample22.ts.html
The steps I had to take:
1. I reinstalled the firewire drivers with the vista-arc1 version (sorry I can't find a link) using the method from this site.
2. i installed the XP patch for firewire patch http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885222/en-us
3. I stopped all unnecessary processes on my laptop including "disable radio" for the Proset wireless.
4. In TS Reader, settings: "Data Input Thread" change to CRITICAL
"Main Process Priority" change to realtime
"Stream Processing Thread" change to high
Change the buffer to 250MB for the Streaming Pipe
and 25MB for Thumbnail Pipe
I am able to record even some movies from STARZHD which is very strange because it is listed as copy once.
My ShotimeHD is copy freely but the recordings from that channel didn't work right for some reason.
All others worked very well, the only artifacts present were in the original stream.
The full version of the software is pricey at $99, but there are many more tweak option that are not available on the trial version.
I have not bought it yet because I want to give VLC one more chance.