Quick & Dirty PC DVR?
I'm waiting for recordable HDD/Blueray players to drop to a reasonable price. In the meantime, I'm wondering if there is a simple, low cost way to make use of the recordable DVD drive in my PC as a DVR. In particular, what hardware & software would I need to accomplish this? I get BEV sat TV and understand that I need a BEV STB to send a signal to the PC. My PC is very basic - no fancy sound/video cards, so in terms of hardware, I'd need to upgrade with something that would accept a signal from the BEV STB (and I'm not interested in HD, so something that inputs signals from coax or composite cables would be fine).
Once the PC is set up to receive the signal, I presume there's recordable DVD software that allows for "programming" the DVD drive to record the sat signal at particular start and stop times. I'm reasonable certain my current DVD recording software (an older version of "Sonic" or whatever would have shipped with the recordable HP DVD drive I installed 3 or 4 years ago) does not have this function.
Again, I'm looking for a cheap (say, $150 or less) stop-gap way to use my PC recordable DVD drive as a DVR. Any help much appreciated!
Last edited by jvincent; 2007-04-30 at 01:01 PM.
Reason: Moved to HTPC forum since it's more relevant here.