Originally Posted by dhodory
Have quickly scanned these forums, and other than Tivo Series 3 (and the discontinued Sony) there are no HD-based HDTV PVRs, are there?
There is also the $250-$299 TivoHD with dual tuners.
There are a few Vista-based HDTV DVRs with the ability to record digital cable channels using a CableCard. These products start at about $1200 for a single-tuners and run up to $2000 with dual tuners. You cannot build one of these yourself because the CableCard device is not sold separately.
The Eye and MythTV PC solutions work well for locals, if that is all you want to record, but they cannot record much in the way of cable HD, which is generally encrypted.