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Record and playback high definition TV signals
Authored by: el bid on Apr 30, '04 04:27:41AM

Yup, I often think our US cousins read "World Wide Web" as meaning, geez, it stretches all the way from San Francisco to New York. This submission could usefully have begun "Here in the States, if you want to enjoy HDTV..." etc.

Here in the UK, we have FreeView. I have a Nebula USB box ( on my network (admittedly, it needs to be attached to a Windows machine), recording transmission-stream digital TV. Stuff I want to keep gets edited and crunched with XviD, and so can be viewed right across the network on pretty much any operating system. A FreeView box is a one-off purchase (entry level is about GBP40.00 these days, and the Nebula box is in the area of GBP120.00, including a very classy remote control.)

The Nebula box can steam over the networks, but ATM only to another Windows machine. I haven't yet managed to persuade VLC on the Mac to run the Nebula-recorded transmission stream, in realtime or recorded -- I've reported this to the Nebula folks. In any case, they tell me that an upcoming version of the (frequently updated) Nebula software will be able to record in programme stream MPEG2, which should make this work.

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