Because of my shift, I miss a load of shows I want to follow. Based on PC hardware costs being so low, I wonder if this can be done.
I have one VCR that’s been sitting in a closet for a year now. To record a show I’d need a DVR. (The VCR is out, time to do the permanent solution)
So what I’m looking to do is record the incoming signal from cable to the PC, to be later played to the TV in the family room. I’m guessing it involves another video card and possibly another HDD.
So here’s what I need to know.
What eq do I need for the PC, how to connect it to the TV, and pretty much any other info you can share.
I’m running XP at 2.4Ghz, and the video card has no coax connection. (Not sure if I need a new card or if a media converter of some sort would work.) FWIW, I have access to media converters that allow a connection from coax to ethernet, but not sure if that can be used for what I want. I don’t know the spec’s on the converter.
So what would be the best way to do this? Am I just overthinking it? If a DVR is the cheapest way to go by far, I’ll do that. But if it’s a slight increase in cost (whatever it is) to do it the way I proposed, the benefit of burning the show to DVD would be worth it.
So what are my options and how would I go about running this through the PC?
Thakns for any info and help