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Old 09-02-09, 02:49 AM   #7
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Default Re: The end of TV Tuners and Cable TV on your PC?

My brother used to use an ATI Theater 550 Pro to record standard definition analog TV but he recently switched to DirectTV HD and they gave him a dual tuner HD DVR. The recording quality is incredible compared to any other recording device (or TV service) I've seen. We watched a recording of the Falcons pre-season game from last weekend and it looked absolutely perfect in 1080i.

He hasn't been able to use his tuner since switching to DirectTV, but the DVR he has now is 100x better anyway.

About the only thing he lost in this switch was the ability to save and backup any programs he recorded. For example, a great football game will eventually have to be deleted to save space, and I don't think there is an easy way to get it off.
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