QUOTE(Beelzabub @ Dec 9 2005, 07:27 PM)
Theres a similar thread to this one on here and to answer your question my answer on that thread was this:
My setup consist of a DVICO Fusion HDTV 5 card and a Hauppauge 150MCE card and they both work great in media center I'm able to pause/record/watch live tv on the 360 with no problems at all and that includes watching HDTV and recording it... like many people stated 360 and MCE work very well as long as you have the right stuff on your pc.
PS, I use it with an OTA antenna for my HDTV channels and my PVR-150 I use with my cable feed
Analog cable feed I take it? What do you save your rips as? Is it only dvr-ms and if so, must that be transcoded in order to burn to mpeg2 compliant dvd?
QUOTE(RocketMBA @ Dec 9 2005, 07:39 PM)
Yeah, no DVB-S support on MCE was a kicker for me too. Note that the hopefully-soon-to-come DVB-S2 cards will support DirecTV, but if MCE will ever support them I can't say. I'm just getting a normal analogue input card and shoving an S-Video signal from my sat. receiver into that. My satellite reciever can only do SD, so I can't speak about the HD side of things. No HD native from the UK until Summer 2006
Hmmm... so If I understand correctly... you can't run SAT feed directly into card, but you can hook up tuner card to SAT box output and record from there? I just want to make sure I understand correctly.
Wouldn't that still be the same quality as direct feed and digital? NO wait... it's converted to analog in order to transport across the S-Video and then back to digital in the tuner card so that can't be right. Still, quality loss should be neglible. Meh... that's not a big deal though because I really wouldn't want to save a SD recording anyway.
RocketMBA, here's what I'm looking at now...http://www.dvd-gear.com/ads-instant-hdtv-pci.htm
Seen this? Allows you to capture and rip OTA to mpeg4. I'm thinking of getting that, because it leaves me the option of keeping native HD, while also compressing to the container I want, and scheduling my shows. If I get it, I'll defintely have to upgrade my 17" Hitachi LCD Monitor to a 21" WS though, just for when I'm doing work on my PC and want to watch tv at the same time
Whattya think of that card?