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    Capture device for analog HD

    This has probably been answered before but I can't find it, so: What are the options for a capture device to capture analog output from a STB in HD (720 preferably)? And what's the cheapest?

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    hauppauge hd-pvr (usb) and hauppauge colossus (PCIe)
    NPVR Tech Support Sticky - - http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.p...612#post473612
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonx42 View Post
    hauppauge hd-pvr (usb) and hauppauge colossus (PCIe)
    This is the only ones supported by npvr? Are you using any of them, if so, what would you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddwarf View Post
    This is the only ones supported by npvr?
    These are pretty much the only ones on the market with hardware encoder. I think Avid or someone might have one too, but I dont know anything about this device.

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    I use the HDPVR love it and recommend it. They were actually on sale here for $165 CDN last week and well worth it as long as the analog hole exists. Your success may depend on how well your blaster works, I use firewire and it is nearly flawless. If your STB has optical out you can use that too.

    Martin

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    Thanks both, I'm building a htpc for my son, and he has a STB for dvb-t reception which uses a paired Conax along with a dvb-c capturecard.

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    I have an HD-PVR and a Colossus (in separate pvr) - they are both great, but if you have a PCIe slot available, I'd recommend the Colossus. The HD-PVR does need to be power-cycled from time to time, although the "F" firmware version is much more stable, even better than the "E" version. I use the ir links with these to run the remote - the HD-PVR is slow to respond and the ir needs resetting from time to time also. For best results the HD-PVR needs to be on a dedicated USB controller. I use firewire for channel changing with both devices.
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