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Does anyone know of a way to get a tuner card or some other device that will allow you to view HDTV signals broadcast on DirecTV using a PC. I know there are several cards that allow viewing over the air HDTV signals, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it with DirectTV.
 

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Probably not what you wanted to hear, but if you just want the image on the computer monitor you can do that. If you want the image in a window or recordable it's not possible at the moment.


One can hope they will build an SDI card that handles HDTV and a mod for the Satellite recievers...this would be ideal.


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Just to be complete - you could put the

HD receiver in "NTSC output" mode and

run an SVIDEO cable from the receiver to

a capture card on the PC.


Using dScaler software on the PC the image

would be pretty good (for NTSC), but still

not full HDTV resolution.
 

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Bryan,


I believe those are the specs for the modulation scheme that the Zenith can decode. I don't believe this set-top has 8-VSB output, and if memory serves me, I think that this box can output either Y-Pb-Pr or RGB. Signals that are already decoded cannot be fed to any PC based HDTV decoder cards.


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The specs are kind of vague on their web site and they don't have the manual on-line. Here is all it says about it:


1 ATSC Tuner Receives 18 Formats and Can Up-Convert/Down-Convert to 1080i, 720p, 480i/p, 8-VSB
 

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Yes, I understand that they all convert from 8-VSB but this sentence implies that it can put the signal back out in 8-VSB which is what I am looking for. It is kind, vague though so I was hoping somebody had more information about this unit.
 
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