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).