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Originally Posted by Drahadis View Post


To be absolutely clear, I do not want to decode a cable signal and have no need to record anything. I have a DVR that already does that. So if that is a products primary purpose then I probably won't be interested. I just want to convert the TV out HDMI connection on the back of the DVR Cable box to a signal that I can watch in a window in Win 7, that I can change the size of, minimize, and watch full screen. The entire purpose of this is because I'm tired of constantly having to either only watch TV or only use my computer on the same screen. I want to do both at the same time. I want to control the TV with my cable box. Channel, watch a recording, watch on demand, etc, while watching the outgoing signal in windows. My computer is hooked up to my TV next to my cable box and I have to switch back and forth between my cable box and the PC.

I changed my OP to be clearer.

That is the thing though, you need a capture device. There is no other way to do it. It is easy enough to stream video over IP with a camera or similar but those are strictly setup for live viewing and are really capture devices themselves.

The ones I linked as well as the blackmagic are not cable tuners. They do come with IR blasters so you can have a on screen remote but they are not necessary. It does nothing but use a video input from whatever source you choose and display it on your screen. It will seem expensive if all you do with it is watch TV. (No software comes close to recording game play/screenscasting with a hardware device. It is absolutely the only way to capture high def.)

The only other solution, which is just as expensive are going to be Slingboxes like the Solo or 350. If you can deal with not having high def (480p max) then there are cheaper USB capture devices that will do the job. Streaming video is easy but capturing it is not.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

Like DuckieHo said, you have to have HDCP support or it will not work. All of the HDMI capture cards people are thinking of don't have it. For those blackmagic devices, if you look at tech specs it specifically says "HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content." I know it's the same is for hauppage and any other "normal" cards meant to capture from a camera or game console.

I think your best bet would be if you could DVR the show, then access that file over the network or something.

HDCP compliance is pretty loose on the Colossus. I've had one for the better part of 3 years and absolutely everything has played correctly. I've seen one Sony bluray have an issue with recording the feed. Though I am probably the exception and not the norm. I have no idea if and what type of encryption is on the Mediacom DVRs.

As for recording to a network drive I am pretty sure all the mediacom devices record into a format that can only be played back through another mediacom device.
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