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post #2 of (permalink) Old 2010-12-03, 11:20 AM
Wayne
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This appears to be an internal version of the HD-PVR device that Hauppauge has been selling for two and a half years. It has the added benefit of encoding files to MPEG-2 in addition to H.264 and it will take an unencrypted HDMI signal but I don't know if that is of much practical use since pretty much all HDMI outputs from devices like cable/sat boxes are encrypted.

The problem with this device is that it may be hard to find a suitable mobo for your HTPC server as you may now need lots of PCIe x1 slots, especially if you want a couple of these and other tuners as well. Those mobos are getting harder to find as you see far more microATX these days and they usually do not have lots of slots.
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