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post #1 of 6
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DVR may not be the exact term for it but it's the closest I could find.

Here's what I'm looking for (I know there are some out there that can do it, I just don't know which one's the best, without breaking the bank):

I want to be able to record tv shows so I can watch them when it's convenient.
I want to be able to record my game consoles' video output (I know you can't split HDMI feeds because they're protected and whatnot, but the xbox comes with another set of connectors which should do the trick). This is more or less of a secondary request.

Now at this point I'm not sure if I should get one of those set top box ones or PCI card versions. Thoughts?
post #2 of 6
You're looking to record it on your PC right?

Hauppauge HD PVR (component only, external box) or
Hauppauge Colossus(component with unencrypted HDMI, PCIe card)
would fit both your needs with recording TV Shows and recording from consoles.

You can look up the cost from where you are.
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Yes indeed, I want these files to be on my computer.

I also heard about Black Magic Intensity shuttle as an alternative?
Edited by Borgleader - 8/4/11 at 9:49am
post #4 of 6
Black Magic Intensity shuttle should work, but it requires USB 3.0 to work. Not sure how compatible it will be with your system.
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post #5 of 6
Hauppauge should do the trick just fine.

If you want to get real fancy though, you could build a HTPC with a black magic intensity inside of it. You could get a tv tuner card and use that to record TV shows and then also use it to record gameplay.
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HTPCs are pretty expensive though (when compared to Hauppauge HD PVR or the like) so I'm not going for that.
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