HD content from directtv - where to start

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tkilian, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. tkilian macrumors member

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    #1
    Ok, so I've done some research on this, but I'm still confused. if someone could point me in the right direction, or tell me there is no way, i'd appreciate it.

    I have Directtv in HD and want to get the programs on my Mac in HD. Right now I record stuff on DVD (not HD) and then import into my mac. Not the quickest (or in HD) method.

    All the Elgato products say they won't work with Directtv HD. I don't need a product to change channels or anything on the Directtv box. I just want to take the output of the box (HDMI, Coax, etc) and get it into my Computer.

    Do I have any options?
    Please point me in the right direction.

    Thank you.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    New England
    #2
    There still is no digital video extraction for the current DTV HD-DVRs.

    You could perhaps use a Hauppaugue HD-PVR? Capture HD over the component outputs, with some Digital->Analog->Digital recoding loss. I've been thinking about buying one myself.

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