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Old 07-18-2020, 03:42 PM
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HDPVR Alternative to DirectTV

I have been using a hauppauge hdpvr to connect to a direct tv receiver for a good 10 years. It has been fairly bulletproof the last few years but the hdpvr died this week.

Is there any better hardware to connect to directtv box?
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:43 PM
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The HD-PVR is pretty good - I used two for many years until my provider turned off all DRM (now I just use a cablecard-Ceton Infinitv PCIe6) - the other option is to use an IPTV encoder like the Unisheen BM-1000 or similar model - those would capture video digitally via HDMI, however, they can only do stereo sound. Search the forums for Unisheen. The other option is to use a Hauppauge digital capture device (HD-PVR2) and put an HDMI splitter in the middle. BTW I have my two HD-PVRs on eBay right now - search for "Telecore".
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:48 AM
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Check and confirm if it is the power supply that died or the HDPVR unit itself.

On the original HDVPR, the power supplies are notoriously bad. I've had to replace several of them over the years, but the HDPVR units themselves are fine.
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:34 PM
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Check and confirm if it is the power supply that died or the HDPVR unit itself.

On the original HDVPR, the power supplies are notoriously bad. I've had to replace several of them over the years, but the HDPVR units themselves are fine.
Yeah, I've replaced the PS several times on mine. In fact if you search the forms you'll see posts of people that have used the PS from your computer to drive the HDPVR (Which is what I ended up doing).
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