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We have DirecTV. Been told that I'd have to keep using the satellite box and run the signal through the HTPC then to the TV. My question is with a set-up like that what are my limitations?

can I still set up scheduled recording?
how about watching something and recording it at the same time?
also Do i need a TV tuner since the signal is coming from the Satellite box?
     
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Originally Posted by remnant;15340119 
We have DirecTV. Been told that I'd have to keep using the satellite box and run the signal through the HTPC then to the TV. My question is with a set-up like that what are my limitations?

can I still set up scheduled recording?
how about watching something and recording it at the same time?
also Do i need a TV tuner since the signal is coming from the Satellite box?

You setup would be,

PC --> Hauppauge Colossus --> Component/HDMI --> Satellite Box --> Television.

You do not need a TV tuner, in fact there is no TV tuner for satellite TV.

At best, what you can do is have your satellite box record one show while watching another one at PC/TV. Satellite box needs to be on the whole time. You cannot record live show solely through PC (still need satellite box on and tuned into that channel).

Direct2PC allows you to watch recorded show from satellite box, no live show or live recording from PC.
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/directv/technology/directv2pc
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This is basically what a DVR does right?
     
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Originally Posted by remnant;15342653 
This is basically what a DVR does right?

Yes, except you cannot record show solely on PC, you still depended on the satellite box.
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Depending on what model box you have you have many options for watching. If you have a dual tuner you can record on one watch on the other or record on both but you can't watch anything live. The tuners are in the satellite box so no need for another one.
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