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Old 03-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #1  
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Hello!

My setup is as follows:

STB (QIP6200-2) connected to my computer's Hauppauge HVR 1800 ATSC/QAM Connection

What I want to do is be able to record HD programing from my STB onto my computer.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:55 AM   #2  
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Hello!

My setup is as follows:

STB (QIP6200-2) connected to my computer's Hauppauge HVR 1800 ATSC/QAM Connection

What I want to do is be able to record HD programing from my STB onto my computer.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:39 AM   #3  
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I used to have a Comcast cable service with a Motorola STB and tried feeding the HD signal to my computer via the Firewire port on the box. I was never able to do so as the drivers didn't work and very little info about it was available, aside from the fact I am almost certain Comcast was blocking these ports from use in anyway that could be useful to the consumer, after all it would render their DVR plan irrelevant and bite into their revenue stream.

I am awaiting FIOS install in the upcoming week and am curious whether I will finally be able to work around this issue. It is very frustrating not to be able to use my HTPC for an integrated experience. What good is Media Center if you can not watch TV on it?

I will keep looking for info and check here to see if any more details are shared.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #4  
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I used to have a Comcast cable service with a Motorola STB and tried feeding the HD signal to my computer via the Firewire port on the box. I was never able to do so as the drivers didn't work and very little info about it was available, aside from the fact I am almost certain Comcast was blocking these ports from use in anyway that could be useful to the consumer, after all it would render their DVR plan irrelevant and bite into their revenue stream.

I am awaiting FIOS install in the upcoming week and am curious whether I will finally be able to work around this issue. It is very frustrating not to be able to use my HTPC for an integrated experience. What good is Media Center if you can not watch TV on it?

I will keep looking for info and check here to see if any more details are shared.
I'm not sure about firewire, but I use every other imput/output on the Fios STB, and they work. just fine Google it, and see if it does.
Comsuck disables too many things on their Moto boxes, yes?
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #5  
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Hello!

My setup is as follows:

STB (QIP6200-2) connected to my computer's Hauppauge HVR 1800 ATSC/QAM Connection

What I want to do is be able to record HD programing from my STB onto my computer.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance.
Welcome to the forum.

The Hauppauge HD PVR 1212 lets you capture HD from any Component source. You can capture STB, DVR, PS3, and even computer sources (to name a few) all in glorous High Def. I'm not familiar with the QIP6200-2 but the QIP6416 DVR has a terrible audio sync problem with the 1212. Upgrading to the QIP 7216 DVR will solve those problems, however, until you get the 1.6.2 firmware upgrade (not available in all areas yet) you will have to deal with other problems with the 7216.

See this DSLREPORTS thread for info on the firmware upgrade.
See this BLOG for more info on the 1212.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #6  
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Welcome to the forum.

The Hauppauge HD PVR 1212 lets you capture HD from any Component source. You can capture STB, DVR, PS3, and even computer sources (to name a few) all in glorous High Def. I'm not familiar with the QIP6200-2 but the QIP6416 DVR has a terrible audio sync problem with the 1212. Upgrading to the QIP 7216 DVR will solve those problems, however, until you get the 1.6.2 firmware upgrade (not available in all areas yet) you will have to deal with other problems with the 7216.

See this DSLREPORTS thread for info on the firmware upgrade.
See this BLOG for more info on the 1212.

Hope this helps.
Yep. You'll need a card that can capture HD from the component out. I've heard a lot of good reviews of the PVR 1212.

With the HVR 1800 you only have two choices: a) record clear QAM HD channels without the stb or b) record all the channels from the stb but only in SD.
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I used to have a Comcast cable service with a Motorola STB and tried feeding the HD signal to my computer via the Firewire port on the box. I was never able to do so as the drivers didn't work and very little info about it was available, aside from the fact I am almost certain Comcast was blocking these ports from use in anyway that could be useful to the consumer, after all it would render their DVR plan irrelevant and bite into their revenue stream.

I am awaiting FIOS install in the upcoming week and am curious whether I will finally be able to work around this issue. It is very frustrating not to be able to use my HTPC for an integrated experience. What good is Media Center if you can not watch TV on it?

I will keep looking for info and check here to see if any more details are shared.
By law the firewire port has to work. I've messed with it a few times with my qip6200-2 STB. It just doesn't seem practical. The file sizes were massive. Some stuff was encrypted. I just use the DVR. It's not worth the headache IMO.

Edit: Here is a sample of the quality through firewire. At 118mb per minute, I don't find it very useful. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...d/firewire.jpg

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