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The box does not have S-Video out?

As far as the audio goes, a y adapter with a male 3.5mm that has two male RCA jacks at the other end.
 
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post #22 of 32
Buy an optical audio cable. Like $5 on amazon for 2 I actually have an extra I could give you. I am just not sure you can run your optical out as an optical in or out.... idk. Check. Otherwise video is just a splitting cable, probably amazon as well.
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Seriously listen to rui-no-onna. Seriously, there are so many wrong answers on this forum when it comes to tuners on this forum and he (and me ) actually figure out what you need to do before we spout off random parts that won't do what you need/want.
So if you cable box is SD cable or antenna the 1250 is a great card ( i have one). S-video > composite (rca) > composite. IF it was hd your only real options are hauppauge colossus (internal) hauppauge hd (external) or cable card which are all way out of your budget.
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post #24 of 32
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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?
You might not even need to split the signal coming from the cable box. From what I recall, I can get simultaneous RF coax and RCA composite output from our Scientific Atlanta cable box. You might be able to keep your current RF coax connection to your TV and then just use the RCA composite to connect to the PC tuner. If that doesn't work, then you can think about splitting signals after. Something like this would work: Component Video Splitter

For the audio, something like this would work: 3.5mm to 2 RCA Plug Cable or 3.5mm to 2 RCA Jack Splitter paired with regular cables.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 7/19/11 at 7:04am
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Seriously listen to rui-no-onna. Seriously, there are so many wrong answers on this forum when it comes to tuners on this forum and he (and me ) actually figure out what you need to do before we spout off random parts that won't do what you need/want.
So if you cable box is SD cable or antenna the 1250 is a great card ( i have one). S-video > composite (rca) > composite. IF it was hd your only real options are hauppauge colossus (internal) hauppauge hd (external) or cable card which are all way out of your budget.
Hey, I thought I did pretty well. Try to point out the information specific to the topic that you find incorrect though instead of making a blanket statement like this. I think it would help a little more.

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You might not even need to split the signal coming from the cable box. From what I recall, I can get simultaneous RF coax and RCA composite output from our Scientific Atlanta cable box. You might be able to keep your current RF coax connection to your TV and then just use the RCA composite to connect to the PC tuner. If that doesn't work, then you can think about splitting signals after. Something like this would work: Component Video Splitter

For the audio, something like this would work: 3.5mm to 2 RCA Plug Cable or 3.5mm to 2 RCA Jack Splitter paired with regular cables.
The links to the actual cables and splitters really help; good idea. If he get's the HVR-1250, it does not have RCA inputs, so the reference to the RCA splitter is a little confusing, but if he picks a tuner that does have RCA inputs; it is very useful information.

I did not think about the 2nd audio splitter option, but you do have to be mindful of the amount of space you have to plug one of those into an HVR-1250. The IR Remote Sensor is right next to the 3.5mm input plug. It would likely fit if you turn it's longest side vertically, but it is difficult to confirm whether it would push in completely in his case. I think it would myself, but have you tried one yourself? I would get the 1st cable instead for 100%, for sure, compatibility.

I can run simo coaxial/rca outputs in my box too. OP could test this by connecting both ouputs to his TV right? Does he need a 2nd TV to confirm they work together, or is it safe to assume they do when connected to one TV that is not displaying both sources at the same time?

OP, your cable box has to have S-Video out or you will need a convertor box to make the RCA signal convert to S-Video for the HVR-1250 to connect that way. I do suggest you hook it up that way rather than splitting. He makes a great point. The quality is much better! It is very noticible, especially on a LCD TV.

Technically, you could just make due with the splitter though for now. That is budget friendly.
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post #26 of 32
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I took another look behind the box and it does have an S-Video connection as well as a VGA connector. The only thing is that I lost you guys when you started talking about connectors. Why would I need the 3.5mm jack splitter? I'm pretty sure I have one splitter that goes from the 3.5mm to the red/white composite connections. Can I run the TV on the coax at the same time as the S-video?
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Yes.

S-Video does not have audio built into it. The HVR-1250 only has a 3.5mm audio input plug. So, since you already have the audio cable you need, you are set. The splitter he linked too is actually cheaper than buying the cable you already have; it was a great idea for him to mention that to save you a few bucks.

The red and white end of your cord plugs into your cable box, and the male 3.5mm connector plugs into the HVR-1250.
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Yes.

S-Video does not have audio built into it. The HVR-1250 only has a 3.5mm audio input plug. So, since you already have the audio cable you need, you are set. The splitter he linked too is actually cheaper than buying the cable you already have; it was a great idea for him to mention that to save you a few bucks.

The red and white end of your cord plugs into your cable box, and the male 3.5mm connector plugs into the HVR-1250.
That sounds great.So all I need is the S video cable then My only other question is will it output video through both channels at the same time?
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That sounds great.So all I need is the S video cable then My only other question is will it output video through both channels at the same time?
It normally does (at least it did on my cable box and it seems on BWG's, too). Alas, you'd have to try it to confirm.
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Hook both up to your TV and see if S-Video and Coaxial work when both are plugged into the box. I am like 99% sure they will, but better to test it now than to be sorry later.

I said this earlier, but I am not sure it makes a difference. Would you need 2 TV's to properly test whether they work at the same time? If you hook them up to 1 TV, and just switch the video source, it really is not proving that both signals work together.

When I did mine, I had 2 screens; a computer monitor, and a TV going at the same time. I used S-Video to the HVR-1250 and Coaxial to the TV; just like he is going to do.


EDIT:

You may want to split the connection from your wall into your box, and into the HVR-1250 in addition too hooking up the HVR-1250 through S-Video out of your box. I would do this as long as your signal strength is good enough to support both. Before I explain how you can tell if the signal strength is good enough, I will explain why I suggest this.

The reason you would do this is so you can at least pull the local stations, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS etc. in HD AND 16x9 Widescreen Format. Correct me if I'm wrong guru's; if he hooks the S-Video up, and turns on an HD station on his box, won't it only be 480i and in 4x3 Format?

My HVR-1250 pulls these local stations in at 720p and 16x9. If no one can confirm the signal and ratio restrictions I think you may expirience and it is important to you to find out, I can hook mine up and find out for you.

How can you tell if the signal is strong enough? If it is not, the signal on the screen will become choppy when you have one of these local HD stations tuned in on your computer and your box watching something else at the same time. Also, if you are recording a program on one of these major networks, you can watch something else on your TV! Or vice versa! Dual tuner!
Edited by BWG - 7/19/11 at 2:08pm
 
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