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Originally Posted by March Hare /forum/post/16450759
Is this topic still alive? I saw here a few people satisfied with xdimax grex device. I wonder if the company is still active and this grex is up to date to all types of protections?
Originally Posted by CitiBear /forum/post/16452193
...I recommend carefully considering your needs before buying one of these. They can be very useful for short-term quickndirty projects, but if you want something for the long haul (permanent connection to your satellite decoder, etc), consider other options. A second-hand recorder like the old Polaroids mentioned on AVS can act as very clean filters, and you can get excellent deals on units with broken drives (you don't need it to actually record, just power on for use as a passthru filter). Or, check online vendors like B&H Photo/Video for the AVT-8710, a full-fledged TBC based on the Sima CT-200 chassis. This compact unit sells for not much more than some overpriced filters, but has much better circuitry and more flexible image adjustments.
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Originally Posted by fastfinger /t/789628/dimax-grex-any-good/0_100#post_24780003
I purchased a Grex XDIMAX unit , installed it in five minutes, and it worked instantly, perfectly... removing the macrovision copy protection scheme that is being sent downsteream with HBO,Showtime,etc . . . that new blocking signal stopped me from recording those channels that I pay for. My DVD refused to record, switching into a previously unseen status,telling me that the recording was unavailable.
Since I pay for the channels, I believe that I should be able to record them for my personal viewing. With the Grex XDIMAX, that electronic lock is totally removed, and I am back to safe DVR recording of every channel. Now I can record them again and watch the contents at my preferred time. Worth every penny!
The Video Filter can do 480i and 1080i and it switches automatically. Of course, to do 1080i, you have to run the Luminance "Y" component video cable through it.for what it's worth, i emailed grex asking what the highest video resolution on the output side was (and from which connections) - their response email indicated 480i
DVD recorders can only do 480 and the Grex is made to go between anything and a DVD recorder, STB, Roku, etc. If you want HD you need to get a Hauppage and record to your computer. To record in SD the Grex works great. The source can be 1080p but the DVD recorder will record it at 480.for what it's worth, i emailed grex asking what the highest video resolution on the output side was (and from which connections) - their response email indicated 480i