or do you just use the hard drive for time shifting then delete the content?
With the AccessDTV, (The only card that can truly PVR timeshift?) I typically let the buffer fill up for say 20min on an hour long program then start watching. I then fast forward thru commercials and end just about real time. No deleting is necessary. I don't have access to anything that I want to archive (HBO / Showtime) I have no interest in archiving network movies. I do have a growing collection (50+) of musical acts from the Tonight Show archived to CDR.
The problem with transport stream samples is the size...they're very very large. Also, playback without a HD card is tricky...I've never gotten it to work without playing back through the card directly though some claim to have had success.
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