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Record and playback high definition TV signals
Authored by: yubbie2 on Apr 28, '04 12:28:52PM

Cox communications (out here in Phoenix AZ) charges an additional $10/month for the HD box, and although they don't "support or recommend" the firewire connection, they do offer it. They suggest using the DVI connection instead - even though it only transmits video, not audio!!

The woman I spoke with had *no* clue what I was talking about, so you might have better luck speaking with a tech support rep - he knew right away what I was going for.

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Record and playback high definition TV signals
Authored by: junebug172 on May 01, '04 04:18:36PM

Did you get your setup to record?

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Record and playback high definition TV signals
Authored by: interesting123 on Jul 02, '08 04:28:57PM
This problem comes up from time to time--watching versus recording. Here's how to just watch it.

QUESTION for my fellow AVers. What if I simply want to watch live TV via firewire on my mac? Does anyone know of any software that will display the current stream?
Try the following modified version of AVCBrowser in conjunction with VLC.

Get a copy of VLC and copy it to your Applications folder.
Run AVCBrowser.
Find the source device in the AVCBrowser window, and open the device control panel.
"Open" the device using the upper-right button in the device control window.
Select the "Panel" tab on the device control window.
Push the "Start Viewer" button.
Watch TV.
You can use the other Panel control buttons to change the channel on the source device, etc.

What AVCBrowser does is:
Launch VLC and have it listen on a particlar UDP port.
Makes a connection to the source device's firewire output, and starts receiving a stream.
Opens an IP socket on the local-node/port.
Streams the data over to VLC.

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