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VIP211 and ATI All in Wonder HD

paulius
09-01-2008, 08:19 AM
I have DISH vip211 STB with HD lineup. In my PC I have the new All in Wonder HD tuner card with a coax input only. How does one get the HD signal from the 211's various ports (component, HDMI, and analog coax) to the HD tuner in the PC to display and record HD content?

Include any possibilities...including changing hadware. Thanks!

garys
09-01-2008, 11:04 AM
You can record it through the coax, but it will not be true HD.

Loves2Watch
09-01-2008, 12:56 PM
You can do it if you buy one of these - http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html
HD PVR is the world’s first High-Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. HD-PVR records component video (YCrCb) from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Audio is recorded using AAC or Dolby Digital.

garys
09-01-2008, 03:19 PM
Wow, the price has come down on these units. I remember them being a lot higher.

Loves2Watch
09-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Yes the price has come down to the point where I am considering purchasing one myself rather than using an extra hard drive for storage.

UndersHD
09-01-2008, 03:53 PM
You can run a coax connection from the DVR's output to the input on the Video Card and use video capture software (such as Windows Movie Maker) to record programs. However, the timer functionality associated with the PVR is not available with capture software.

Using your card's PVR capabilities to record is another issue. To my knowledge, with Dish's service (short of hacking) you will not be able to use the IR Blaster and ATI tuner to control the 222 receiver. I believe that this would be a problem with the Hauppage as well.

If anyone has more information about using a computer video card's PVR capabilities with Dish service, I'm all ears. I have a Media Center PC with two Hauppage video cards, one that records Hi Def OTA, and the other for use with Sat/Cable receivers. I was unable to get the it to work with my previous SD Dish DVR using IR blaster and composite cables.

Loves2Watch
09-01-2008, 03:57 PM
You can run a coax connection from the DVR's output to the input on the Video Card and use video capture software (such as Windows Movie Maker) to record programs. However, the timer functionality associated with the PVR is not available with capture software.

Using your card's PVR capabilities to record is another issue. To my knowledge, with Dish's service (short of hacking) you will not be able to use the IR Blaster and ATI tuner to control the 222 receiver. I believe that this would be a problem with the Hauppage as well.

If anyone has more information about using a computer video card's PVR capabilities with Dish service, I'm all ears. I have a Media Center PC with two Hauppage video cards, one that records Hi Def OTA, and the other for use with Sat/Cable receivers. I was unable to get the it to work with my previous SD Dish DVR using IR blaster and composite cables.

The DVR's coax output is SD not HD. The only HD outputs on the ViP 211 are HDMI and component.

UndersHD
09-02-2008, 05:41 AM
The DVR's coax output is SD not HD. The only HD outputs on the ViP 211 are HDMI and component.

Riiight. So the 211 will send Hi Def video via its component output to the Hauppage. But what about that IR blaster? Has anyone had success using the PVR functions on a PC with a Dish Receiver/DVR?

tjachem
09-02-2008, 08:45 AM
I've been using the hdpvr with mythtv for a month and a half. It has worked great. Mythtv is not for the faint of heart since it is linux based. The functionality of mythtv cannot be beaten once it is set up. (And it is free). Check into it if you would like some adventure and a fantastic pvr.