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Cable TV connection?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:31 am Reply with quote
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I know old style tv's that required airwave input can be used for cable via the correct adapter; So why cant you just do the same with the HD-3000?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:12 am Reply with quote
Scott Larson
 
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You can, but only with analog cable services.
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A way around Digital HDTV Stream ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:23 pm Reply with quote
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Hi:
I understand that HDTV can only accept analog signals.

However, since the work is done in software, let's look at the whole system.

1): Cable signals are delivered to the set-top box.

2): Digital Signals are then selected by channel.

3): the output of the Digital signal is sent to the HDTV.

SO: I do not see why the signal output of the box can't be run through an interface to the computer to enable HDD recording, and if wanted, simultaneous watching on a monitor.

Why won't this work? Pay for cable, output selected channel to PVR,then to Digital output?
Re: A way around Digital HDTV Stream ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:59 am Reply with quote
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Guitronics wrote:
Hi:
I understand that HDTV can only accept analog signals.

Well, that depends on what definitions you're using for "HDTV" and "signals". My HDTV accepts DVI and HDMI signals which are digital.

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SO: I do not see why the signal output of the box can't be run through an interface to the computer to enable HDD recording, and if wanted, simultaneous watching on a monitor.

Why won't this work? Pay for cable, output selected channel to PVR,then to Digital output?

It certainly is possible. All you need is something that can sample the component outputs of your cable box at HDTV speeds and save the data. Then you'll either need two or three hundred GB of disk space every hour to save this raw data, or an MPEG encoder that can encode at HDTV resolutions which will cost you a few thousand dollars.
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