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In 2 parts as I wrote it 2x at two different times and when it was time to

post I figured I'd put down both thoughts for the best replies. Thank you

for your patience.


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The 26" Digital Lifestyles HDTV is excelant. However is there anyone here

, like me, who's a technician and has a clue whether there is a way to bring

out to the real world a digital signal that would be recordable?


It seems a shame to waste the digital tuner with ounly having analog composite

outputs.


Any thoughts on the subject?


Thank you kindly.


Andre

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Part 2. I did a saerch for HDTV outputs and got this bleak list of results

below. This supports my theory that most HDTV's do not

have a suitable HD digital output signal for recording into a firewire camera or

other USB 2.0 /Firewire recorder. Is this true?






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Originally Posted by MSDOS /forum/post/14177097


most HDTV's do not

have a suitable HD digital output signal for recording into a firewire camera or other USB 2.0 /Firewire recorder. Is this true?

That seems to be the case. I think a few TVs have had Firewire outputs that some people have used with a D-VHS recorder. But I don't think anybody makes D-VHS recorders any more.


For practical purposes, recording in HD means using either a PC or Mac with a tuner card or USB tuner, or a separate DVR, all of which have tuners and receive input from your antenna. There are separate forums here for these topics:

HDTV Recorders for DVRs

Home Theater Computers for Windows based solutions. There are subforums for Mac and Linux based solutions.
 

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Originally Posted by jtbell /forum/post/14177560


For practical purposes, recording in HD means using either a PC or Mac with a tuner card or USB tuner, or a separate DVR, all of which have tuners and receive input from your antenna.

Or using a TiVo HD, or waiting for the E* TR-50 OTA DVR, or getting an LG LST-3410A or Sony DHG-HDD250/500 via eBay or similar. There are offerings out there for recording HDTV via OTA sources, though not a lot of them.
 

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By "separate DVR" I meant something like the Tivo HD or the upcoming Echostar (Sling) unit, not something that needs a computer.

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or getting an LG LST-3410A or Sony DHG-HDD250/500 via eBay or similar.

I have two of the Sony units and am happy with them. Still, at this point in time I would recommending getting either the Tivo HD (if there's no objection to the monthly fee) or waiting a few months to see if the Echostar TR-50 materializes (I think it's actually going to be sold under the Sling brandname).
 

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Recall there's a thread or two in the HTPC forum on how to record HD. Haven't plowed through all the criteria in the OP, but that forum might help. -- John
 

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Not to mention there is an HDTV Recorders Forum where probably all possible ways to record HDTV have been covered.

John
 
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