Is Hauppauge WinTV PVR-USB2 best way to setup HTPC?
Hi guys. Newbie here and after reading various threads, I couldn't come up with the answer I am looking for in regards to setting up an HTPC. Anyway, let me give you some details...
I'm looking to setup my own PVR with program guide functions via laptop (Vista, 2GB ram, 1.6ghz Dual Core Duo.)I am in GTA with Rogers SA3250HD box. Basically, I want to be able to have PVR functions (record, pause, rewind,etc.) off the digital box to my laptop with an external 500gb hardrive. I will be looking at a USB tuner that does hardware encoding. I was thinking of Hauppauge WinTV PVR-USB2 or the Diamond XtremeTV PVR660 USB 2.0. Would that meet the needs of what I am looking for? I believe that at this moment that the HD channels will not work off the box, only via OTA? I'm fine with that. I will be using it to watch the PVRed shows on my TV (Samsung 46inch lcd).
Also, I have a universal remote (Harmony 880) that I would like to use with the HTPC setup. Would it work with the WinTV PVR-USB2? Or is there even a product that exists that can do what I want? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by frankietabs; 2007-10-11 at 02:23 AM.