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post #2 of (permalink) Old 2012-02-11, 04:51 PM
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Perhaps your PC tuner is ATSC/QAM and not NTSC? Even if it has NTSC, most areas of Shaw are mostly digital now and you would only receive say channels 2-22 on Analogue. You would need to rent/purchase a Set top box (STB) from your service provider to decrypt the channels. The STB would function as your tuner and most people would then use an Hauppauge to record in HD. I have moved this to the HTPC Forum here. Here are some posts that you should check out:

Recording HD: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=14099

QAM FAQ: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=32271

Useful Post: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741

Also check out the other threads here in the HTPC forum. Please advise if you wish to record HD or only SD.

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