So is the only way to record HD cable tv.. basically using a Tivo HD with a lifetime subscription and cable cards as a tuner/pass-thru to HDMI and then record hdcp lossey HDMI using something like a magewell HDMI card and a timer? .. or a sensor that watches tivo status lights
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Last edited by jwillis84; 18th May 2018 at 16:29.
Nearly all of my channels are copy freely. I use NextPVR to record those. I subscribe to Schedules Direct, which costs $25/year, to provide NextPVR's program guide data. NextPVR won't record copy-once protected channels, but there is just one, MPLEX, in my package and I rarely watch it. If MPLEX is airing something that I want to record, I can use Windows 7's Media Center. Silicondust is working on its own DVR software, which will eventually be able to record copy-once and copy freely programming.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 18th May 2018 at 21:10.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
usually_quiet, that is very interesting.
my current setup is a HomeRun OTA with EyeTV and a yearly subscription to TVGuide for guide data.
my potential cable provider encrypts every cable channel and sets copy-once on everything, SD is a hard to get box option
Last edited by jwillis84; 19th May 2018 at 12:52.
The HDHomerun Prime is a much more convenient solution, but for what it's worth, before I had an HDHomerun Prime, I had a cable box and used Windows Media Center or Next PVR with a Hauppauge HD-PVR Colossus for time-shifting. (Hauppauge created a Media Center Plug-in which allow Windows 7's Media Center to detect some Hauppauge Capture devices as a tuner.) I needed to use an HDMI splitter which removed HDCP as a side effect to record via HDMI. I could use either Firewire or an IR Blaster to control the cable box and change channels with NextPVR and Windows 7's Media Center. (The ExDeus STB Firewire Driver Package software which allowed using Firewire to control a cable box only works with some cable boxes and requires using 32-bit Windows.)
I don't know of any PVR software that would work with one of the Magewell HDMI capture devices. Magewell's HDMI capture devices aren't digital tuners, and there is nothing available to make them appear to be a digital tuner.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord