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Will A Dvr-dedicated Machine Work With Directv?

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I hope that this is in the right spot.


I'm currently planning on resurrecting an old PC and designing it to be an entertainment center of sorts... to include being a DVR. I am looking to do this with my old 200GB WD Caviar SE, more RAM, Windows MCE 2005, and a Hauppage WinTV-PVR 150 TV card.


The family TV is being fed by DirecTV, which is a digital signal.


Will building the PC and connecting it to the DirecTV receiver even work at all, since it puts out a digital signal and not an analog? (Do I have this thinking wrong?) If I can't connect it to the receiver, is it possible that I hook up the PC so that the TV's output would go to the TV card and record it that way, much like a VCR would record on VHS?


Would this card be more fitting? It supports digital TV...

Edited by rayzoredge (see edit history)

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