Originally Posted by dks
I love the Guide features of that device, but is the Hauppage PVR-150 high def?
Another thing to consider if you do choose this route.......
You better be comfortable setting up and tweaking computer hardware and software. ( in other words, a geek or at least a geek wannabe).
BTV works great, once you fine tune and iron out any bugs. Few people have been able to build one of these and have it run flawlessly from the get go. It took me a while to fine tune my system. Power supply issues, cheap memory issues, poor planning (I assumed a mobo with an S-Video out would be good enough, NOT!).
Most of the problems I had were related to hardware issues. You have to plan the system well and do plenty of research.
Apparently the MCE 2005 systems run pretty well right out of the box, from what I've read in different forums. I have no experience with them myself. The systems come pre-built but are a little on the expensive side, when compared to a DIY system.
The other options are......doesn't Starchoice have a PVR unit now?
TIVO is coming to Canada(apparently) and if so I'm sure they will carry all the major cable/satellite guide information. The guide information is already out there is cyberland so it would be a given that TIVO would be able to include it in there configurations.