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I have an Avermedia HDMI input card that only seems to work with their proprietary software, and I can't record unless I use Fraps. Has anyone had any luck getting it to work with any other software?
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Problem is you chose the wrong PVR to start with, might want to sell or try and get a refund on that one. Some googling reveals no alternative software for recording.

Generally you want to look at a Hauppage alternative, their software is great, used it before.

Hope that helps
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Happuage doesn't make anything that will record from HDMI. I've been using Fraps for a while (which does work fairly well), but I would like to set it up so that my wife can record from a windows media center like interface.
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Why would you need to record from an HDMI input? I am not sure I understand. If you want to record Cable/Sat/Air TV, get a Happuage card and it will work perfectly in WMC for TV recording. Is this what you are trying to achieve?
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I had dish network when I got the card over a year ago because coax input cards don't work well with satellite. I have since switched to comcast because of ATTs horrific internet service. Will the Happuage cards work with Comcast digital cable?
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cablecard

This looks promising, but the last thing I need if for Comcast to change their mind after I drop $300 on a card.
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post #7 of 10
That is for recording 4 channels at the same time; do you need this feature to warrant spending $300? The Happauge ones (which do 1 channel at a time) are budget ones and can be had for around $50.
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post #8 of 10
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But won't the $50 happuage cards only tune clear QAM? It's not really worth getting if I can only use 1/2 my channels.
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Then step up a bit, but by no means spend $300 for a card like that. Even $100 will do just fine.
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Originally Posted by NITRO1250;13809822 
Then step up a bit, but by no means spend $300 for a card like that. Even $100 will do just fine.

I think the problem with those cards is it wont record cable channels because of the encryption. So a Hauppauge card will not work for him unless hes just recording over the air channels.
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