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It seems that us in the United States will never have a HDTV BluRay recorder.

Would it be very difficult to build a recorder. It would seem all one needs is a PC with a BluRay drive, a ATSC tuner card and software to connect all this together. What do you think?
 

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First off, ATSC is the standard used for OTA HDTV. Cable uses QAM, not ATSC. What you describe can be done with OTA TV, but it's not exactly easy and/or for a novice.


To get cable HDTV(QAM) into/onto a HTPC, you need an HD tuner that uses a cable card, and the files it creates/stores on your PC are copy-protected, so you can't just burn them to a BluRay disc.


Furthermore you need to buy this tuner device included with a prebuilt HTPC from a major PC company(HP, Sony, etc) They do not sell them to individual users, only OEM suppliers.


Look in the HTPC section for more detailed information.
 

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Originally Posted by pestocat /forum/post/15528096


It seems that us in the United States will never have a HDTV BluRay recorder.

Would it be very difficult to build a recorder. It would seem all one needs is a PC with a BluRay drive, a ATSC tuner card and software to connect all this together. What do you think?

ASUS has a new product, this looks very interesting. Can it record to BluRay?

ASUS My Cinema-U3100 Mini HDTV Tuner http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=284&Itemid=58
 
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