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    Like i wanted to know that can get Satellite TV working on my computer and second thing i would like to know that can i save some serials on my computer. I mean rip then while they are being telecasted. I have TV Tunner card. If someone can help me please post here.

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    There is no need of ripping. You can directly record them. Just know the recording format - it will stored in Windows AVI format. The cleanest and best format is AVI but it is very disk hungry. 5 minutes = 1 GB.

    You can then convert them to MPG and MPG2. There are other softwares that convert AVI to MPG (VCD/VHS quality). With MPG the resolution is 320x240 @ 25 frames per second (fps).

    There are others softwares that can convert AVI to the better format MPG2 (MPEG 2 or DVD quality). The resolution is 640x480 @ 25 fps.

    On the whole this process may not be worth the time and effort. You can buy a HD recorder (hard disk recorder) for something to the tune of Rs. 9000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    There is no need of ripping. You can directly record them. Just know the recording format - it will stored in Windows AVI format. The cleanest and best format is AVI but it is very disk hungry. 5 minutes = 1 GB.

    You can then convert them to MPG and MPG2. There are other softwares that convert AVI to MPG (VCD/VHS quality). With MPG the resolution is 320x240 @ 25 frames per second (fps).

    There are others softwares that can convert AVI to the better format MPG2 (MPEG 2 or DVD quality). The resolution is 640x480 @ 25 fps.

    On the whole this process may not be worth the time and effort. You can buy a HD recorder (hard disk recorder) for something to the tune of Rs. 9000.
    Wow. This is something ... 1 GB space for just 5 minutes is something really big. I think that it would be nice to go with a HD recorder but i would like to know which HC recorder to go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadband View Post
    Wow. This is something ... 1 GB space for just 5 minutes is something really big. I think that it would be nice to go with a HD recorder but i would like to know which HC recorder to go with.
    I believe that there are good HD recorders available in the market from Sony.

    1. Sony India : RDR-HX720 (RDRHX720) : Details
    2. Sony India : RDR-GX220 (RDRGX220) : Details

    No idea about price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    I believe that there are good HD recorders available in the market from Sony.

    1. Sony India : RDR-HX720 (RDRHX720) : Details
    2. Sony India : RDR-GX220 (RDRGX220) : Details

    No idea about price.
    Thanxx for the help and another thing i would like to know is that can we upgrade the hard disk capacity of this D recorder because for a some big recording this HDD would also get full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadband View Post
    Thanxx for the help and another thing i would like to know is that can we upgrade the hard disk capacity of this D recorder because for a some big recording this HDD would also get full.
    I cannot really say. But HD recorders are different in the way they record stuff. The recording is not in AVI format (5 mins = 1 GB). The recording is in MPEG-2 format (DVD quality) which is compressed. The HDD can store upto 249 hours of programs which is sufficient for most purposes. Once capacity is exhausted, the recorder will overwrite oldest recordings.
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    This is something really good i would like to get this one.. but i just wanted to ask one thing would this one also work with my present cable connection or would it only work with satellite TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xibit View Post
    This is something really good i would like to get this one.. but i just wanted to ask one thing would this one also work with my present cable connection or would it only work with satellite TV.
    HD recorders work with any AV source. All you need to do is connect the Composite AV cable (Yellow-White-Red RCA cable) or the Component Video Cable (Y-Cb-Cr with Red-Blue-Green RCA leads) to the HD recorder input. You have S-Video option also.

    Some (probably most) HD recorders also have a built-in DVD writer. So this is an easy way of converting home video to DVD.
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    I have just one question.. can we attach any other HDD to it...

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