Considering purchasing a Hauppauge HD PVR. Main reason is like most - I want to be able to record, time-shift HD content from satellite TV. But I have a secondary interest and have yet to see any postings or information on it at all...
If the HD PVR converts incoming component video HD content to H.264 files... couldn't it do the same thing if I connected the component outputs of my Blu-Ray player to it? Basically back up my Blu-Ray movie without the tedious hassle of ripping, re-encoding, burning etc?
I don't know if or how Macrovision rears it's ugly head in this scenario. Is the component output of a Blu-Ray/HD DVD/SD DVD player Macrovision encoded?