Ok, I have done some searching and I am unable to figure out what I need. I would love to build my own core, but I keep getting stuck deciding what hardware will work to capture hdtv. Everyone recomends the Hauppage WinTV cards, but the ones which claim HDTV support are not well documented here. I am essentially trying to build my own Fiire Engine for less money, but even if I buy theirs I wont choose their capture card add-on because it isnt HD.
I am an HDTV subscriber and my cable company gave me Motorola dual-tuner PVRs for every room. I want to give these all back except for one which I will connect to the core. What capture card will allow me to watch live or recorded HDTV from an extender? I looked at the HDHomeRun, but I am looking for something that will capture from the HDMI-out on my existing cablebox and not something that only works with over-the-air hd or unencrypted coax hdtv channels.
Does anyone know what motherboard is in the Fiire Engine?
Thanks to anyone who can help me out. I am so excited to get this going.