I want to record HD TV and re-encode to DVD, SVCD, XVID, or whatever.
It is my understanding that the HD TV cards cannot decode HBO and other pay channels. They can only pick up unscrambled channels with a HD antenna. (I saw an awesome recording of the latest Sopranos episode and I would like to be able to do that too). If this is true then shouldn’t I go with a digital hidef cable box with a firewire output? If so how do I use the firewire output… as in, do I need a driver for it? How can I watch what is coming into the firewire on my PC from the cable box.
I did look at AVS forums but alot of it I don’t understand right now.