I have been looking for cheap ways to record games and things like that and I would bet that some people have read this far and seen the title and were able to put two and two together and see that I want to know if it's possible to record with a WinTV HRV 950Q. I know that connecting this to a console directly isn't going to work as no modern consoles have Coax Outputs but some modern TVs do! Which is why I was wondering if this device would allow you to send the video to your TV and then have a Coax Cable running from the TVs output into the WinTV HRV 950Q. Also if this is possible what would be the max resolution a Coax Cable can run? I've heard only 480p to 1080i I just want to be sure. But if the Coax cable can't carry the 1080i that the Card can support then is there a way to still get the full 1080i out of it? I mean why sell a card with a Coax input that only supports 480 while the card can actually support 1080i right?
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Just get an RF modulator. For example:
Composite video from console to modulator, RG cable from modulator to HVR 950Q. Only standard definition supported by analog TV RF.
HD to ATSC/QAM would require a very expensive commercial encoder/modulator:
You'd be much better off getting an HDMI stripper and an HDMI recording device like the Hauppauge HD PVR 2.
Last edited by jagabo; 30th Aug 2013 at 20:25.
To record game video with the WinTV HRV 950Q you should use the accessory cable pictured here to connect with the composite video out or S-video out from a console. The cable is supposed to be included with the WinTV HRV 950Q if you buy the complete product. If you must use coax to connect the WinTV HRV 950Q because the accessory cable is MIA, then you will need either an RF modulator or VCR to connect between the console and the WinTV HRV 950Q, and you will record from either analog channel 3 or analog channel 4. The VCR is the preferred option because it can act as a splitter. Maximum resolution will be 720x480 (interlaced) using any analog connection the WinTV HRV 950Q provides. Higher resolutions are only available via the ATSC/QAM digital tuner, but it isn't terribly feasible to use the digital tuner for video game capture.
Also, even if you had an outgoing F-type coax connection on your TV, console game video input to a TV isn't a modulated ATSC or QAM signal and your TV does not include the equivalent of a $4700 encoder/modulator to convert HDMI or component video input into an ATSC or QAM signal.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 31st Aug 2013 at 09:39.