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Hey Guys Looking at building a htpc for recording hd. and Just wondering how it would hook up to a digital box like for example rogers.


Thaks for any help
 

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I don't think there is anyway to do it. If you are in the ottawa area manotick is broadcasting a ota digtal signal that you could record with the right equipment.
 

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yah but I am in toronto and wanted to figure out a way to record hd,


damn... hopefully someone was able to figure this out
 

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This has been discussed many times and researched intensively and for now the answer is that there is no economical way to record HD from a digital cable box.


The technical reasons for this is that the HD signal is carried as an encrypted QAM signal. OTA HD is broadcast as 8-VSB, which can be tuned by the MYHD card and others. There may be some that can tune QAM but they cannot descramble.


Us digital cable folks are SOL until there's an HD box with either firewire or DVI out at which point a digital input card should allow HD recording.
 

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In Toronto you might be able to recive so ota broadcasts from the US. If you can receive them you can record them.
 

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thanks guys,


Now what is the best way to get over the air HD, WHat are some of teh systems that are good for that.


thanks
 
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