An HD Homerun or Two HVR-1800's for QAM
I have an M780 that will not tune QAM in Sage with XP SP2 (I don't want to switch to Vista right now) so I want to get either a HD Homerun or 2 of the HVR-1800. My cable system is a small municipally owned one whose general manager says will have analog signals for at least 5 years+ (so the analog tuners of the 1800 will be of use). So for about $170 dollars or so I could get a HDHR with 2 tuners for QAM or for about $200 I could get 2 1800's and have 2 QAM and 2 analog tuners.
My main objective is getting good, reliable QAM recording.
Also note that I have the slots for the 1800's available in my server and that I might need to use the digital tuners for OTA one day (50 miles from towers) if I ever switch back to DirecTV (does one have better OTA sensitivity than the other?).
Thanks for any guidance you all may give.
Server: C2D E6300 (oc to 3.0Ghz) / XP Pro SP3 / Gigabyte DS3 / 3GB Corsair DDR2 800 / BFG 7600GT/ VBox 150 tuner/ HDHomerun QAM / ATI 650 pro / AverTV M780 / USB-UIRT/ SageTV 6.4.8 / Java 1.6
Clients : 1 HD Extender, 2 wired MVPs and 1 Placeshifter