: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800, can it record OTA HD channel in 1080i

2010-03-24, 02:16 PM
I am thinking to buy this 1800 tuner, can it record OTA HD channel in 1080i, since I saw some setup of the recording do not include the 1920x1080??

and I only have the XP Pro only, can I use this or what other software do I need to make my life easier.

the one that I plan to buy is a surplus they ask for $25, it do not come with the remote, what kind of remote should I buy?
any other suggestion welcome.

2010-03-24, 04:14 PM
If you record with Windows Media Center, you may get 1080i, same as what you see.
Anye MCE remote control should work fine. And I recommend using Media Center to watch and record because it is very easy to use. And you may get TV guide for free if you hacked it.:)
Where do you find the surplus TV tuner card? I am thinking buying one for desktop, and save the USB one for my Macbook Pro.

2010-03-25, 12:01 AM
I saw on ebay this type of remote is so cheap, did anyone try them before, if yes, do you think they can work on linux too.
I have the hard time to find the xp media center, if and only if I spend $120 for the win7 home premium, I want to try mythTV, is that easy to use and what type of remote do I need for this.

USB PC Remote Control Windows Media Center XP New $3.53, can this thing work??

2010-03-25, 10:50 AM
I find this on ebay.
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800 HDTV Tuner Capture Card PCI-e

btw did anyone know what type of remote good for mythTV, are the windows remote good for both