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Yea I'm fine with only being able to record what I'm watching. I'm not sure what you mean with the RCA jacks. I was thinking of just running a splitter so the same feed goes to my monitor and my TV.
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How do you have your TV connected to the cable box? Via a single coax cable or the yellow, red, white RCA jacks? If you're using a single coax cable, then you're getting the lowest quality possible.

If you want to be able to record the same channels you receive on the cable box, you have to split the signal after the cable box and not at the wall.
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How do you have your TV connected to the cable box? Via a single coax cable or the yellow, red, white RCA jacks? If you're using a single coax cable, then you're getting the lowest quality possible.

If you want to be able to record the same channels you receive on the cable box, you have to split the signal after the cable box and not at the wall.
It is coming via a coax cable from the box. I was planning on putting the splitter between the box and the TV.


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HVR-1250 records in 1080i.

Cox HD signal is 1080i.

If you opt for the HVR-1250, you will do it like you described in your example. HVR-1250 does not have RCA inputs (Yellow, Red, White Plugs), it has a single tuner and connects through a coaxial cable.

If you want, I can record a program clip in 1080i on mine and you can download and view it to see if the quality is good enough to suit your needs.
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HVR-1250 records in 1080i.

Cox HD signal is 1080i.

If you opt for the HVR-1250, you will do it like you described in your example. HVR-1250 does not have RCA inputs (Yellow, Red, White Plugs), it has a single tuner and connects through a coaxial cable.

If you want, I can record a program clip in 1080i on mine and you can download and view it to see if the quality is good enough to suit your needs.
Well right now I'm running a 32" 1080p Vizio with normal SD cable coming from a coaxial cable. Nothing special. So as long as it looks like that and isn't pixelated or anything like that then I'm fine with that. I'm going to see what kind of funds I can muster and I'll probably get it. Thanks for all the help guys!!
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Mine works great. I think this will workout just fine. What PC are you putting it in?
 
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Mine works great. I think this will workout just fine. What PC are you putting it in?
My sigrig. Not sure when because I'm kind of short on money and I'm trying to save as much as possible for school this fall. If I manage to get a few good nights waiting tables (better then the measly $30 from last night...) I'll probably fork out for it. I'm still trying to think if it will be worth it and whether or not I'll be recording all that much. I really don't like having to deal with commercials...
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My question is which TV tuner is the cheapest that will record 1080P television?
Just a note, cable television does not broadcast much (if anything) in 1080p.
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If you opt for the HVR-1250, you will do it like you described in your example. HVR-1250 does not have RCA inputs (Yellow, Red, White Plugs), it has a single tuner and connects through a coaxial cable.

If you want, I can record a program clip in 1080i on mine and you can download and view it to see if the quality is good enough to suit your needs.
I'm pretty sure the HVR-1250 has either S-Video or composite (yellow) video input and a 3.5mm jack for audio. Recordings will be compressed so I suggest you go with the best connection possible. Coax is already the worst connection available on your cable box and splitting the signal even further would just make it worse. Since tuners in TV/cable boxes are generally better than PC tuners, you definitely want to go with the best quality connection you can get.

If you do go for the HVR-1250, my suggestion on managing the connections would be to use S-Video/composite + 3.5mm audio for the cable box and a straight coax connection to the wall. That would allow you to record HD content when possible (e.g. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) while still being able to watch cable channels on the cable box.
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Well I just looked behind my cable box and saw the RCA outputs. So if I use those how would i split the signal?
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Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
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Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
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Logitech G402 Hyperion Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DG 
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i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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