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What's the best way to record local cable on pc, and play play it back on a tv in another room?

I'm totally not up on the latest in the tv tuner/htpc front. After googling all morning, it seems like a lot of the stuff I've read is two or three years old, and you guys have to know the best way to do this.

Options are wide open; no hardware purchased yet except for the tv.
    
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Are you hooked up to your TV via coaxial?
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Yes, coax it is.
    
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What's the best way to record local cable on pc, and play play it back on a tv in another room?
SageTV software + SageTV extender or Windows 7 Media Center + Xbox 360 (unfortunately, that's the only WMC extender still available).
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SageTV software + SageTV extender or Windows 7 Media Center + Xbox 360 (unfortunately, that's the only WMC extender still available).

Like this?

Coax>tv tuner>sageTVsoftware>network>extender>hdmi>tv


Controlled like this?

remote>extender>network>software
    
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Coax>tv tuner>sageTVsoftware>network>extender>hdmi>tv
Yeah, pretty much. By the way, you want to go wired if you're planning on streaming HD.
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remote>extender>network>software
Kinda. The remote only controls the extender. For the most part, the extender just pulls data from the Sage server. The only time it would actually control the Sage software is when you schedule recordings.
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Yeah, pretty much. By the way, you want to go wired if you're planning on streaming HD.
Can I stream HD through an xbox360?
    
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Can I stream HD through an xbox360?
Yes, both Xbox 360 and SageTV HD extender will be able to play HD streams.
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The xbox wmc combo is obviously cheaper. Is SageTV much better?
    
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Sage is getting there...it is made to be a PVR not watching rips,encodes. Just not that pretty (Diamond theme is getting there).
If you dont mind tinkering take a look at media portal also. You can put like 10 tuners on your server (or desktop on 24/7) and stream to any client (HTPC) in the house. It records to the server not the client so you can view recordings from anywhere also.
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