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I already have a solid PC I use for netflix, videos, pics, etc. Final step is to integrate hd dvr functionality to it.


I am looking at this item:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116028


How do I connect it to Comcast to record HD cable programming?:

Wall |--split==(comcast receiver + htpc)

^is that correct?

Or do I/can I use ant out on back of comcast reciever?


Bonus Question:

What do y'all use to avoid receiver rental fee. Tivo monthly fee is just as much and defeats the purpose of my dvr htpc.
 

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You need a cable card tuner and a cable card.

Is the link I posted not a cable card tuner? sorry, fairly new to this
 

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You need something that specifically has cablecard support for what you want to do.


Like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6001&Tpk=ceton

or this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/c...eptember-19th/

or this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/h...uner-hands-on/


You'll get the cablecard from your cable company. No idea if it will have a rental fee or not.


The card you linked to will record HD with an antenna, or any unencrypted channels (likely just local if even that) from your cable feed.
 

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Originally Posted by SteelWill /forum/post/20898639


You need something that specifically has cablecard support for what you want to do.


Like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6001&Tpk=ceton

or this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/c...eptember-19th/

or this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/h...uner-hands-on/


You'll get the cablecard from your cable company. No idea if it will have a rental fee or not.


The card you linked to will record HD with an antenna, or any unencrypted channels (likely just local if even that) from your cable feed.

w0wzerz, thanks for the info. Lots more research to do!
 
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