How 2 save HD programs from Cable DVR

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by snowboarder, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    Sorry for a simple (?) question, but can somebody advise me how to setup
    a media computer based on the new Mini to be able to record
    all HD programming from my cable box?
    Everything is protected when saved on my Motorola DVR.
    Do I need a separate tuner? Or is there a software solution?
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    You won't be able to output from the cable box to the new mini with HD. There are no HD inputs on the mini.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    you would need something like the elgato eyetv.
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Oh yeah, I forgot about that. The Elgato EyeTV-HD can do this. Note that you must use component outputs from your cable box, as the EyeTV-HD does not have HDMI inputs.
  5. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007

    Thanks! So it seems they use component to go around HDMI protection.
    Smart and good enough.
    It records H.264, but not sure about the sound...

    What software do you guys use for you Mini home theatre?

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