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Old 04-02-2009, 02:48 PM
oldprogrammer oldprogrammer is offline
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WinTV-HVR-2250 with HD DirecTV

I know this is a bit tangential to SageTV, but does anyone know if the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 can be used to record high definition video from DirectTV?

I'm basically looking for something cheaper than the Hauppauge HD-PVR.
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:30 PM
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Nevermind, this card doesn't work. I found another thread explaining that S-Video can't do HD.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:06 AM
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Correct, but the 480i S-Video recording does look really good, from a DirecTV HD channel.

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Old 04-06-2009, 12:41 PM
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Your best bet is the Hauppauge HDPVR. It handles the h.264 signal directly from the sat receiver via component cables. And with an HD200 client, the picture is unbeatable on a good plasma or LCD.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:10 PM
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Keep an eye on dell.com, they had a deal a couple weeks back for $159 HDpvr. The price is coming down quick.
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