I see a use for this with my Comcast box. I would love to get HD network programs to my computer, strip the commercials and watch them the next night. I did this for years prior to HD. I got where I could strip the c's out of a one hour show in under 2.5 minutes. And turning the 2 hour premiers of "24" into a 1 hr 29 minute DVD move was fantastic. I'll be watching for this Hauppauge card. I have been following discussions re Hauppauge on the AfterDawn forums but have not seen this one mentioned yet.
"Are you one of the unlucky ones with an uncooperative cable company?"
More or less. Also want to use it in the future with Direct. Hope to be rid of Comcast in 6 months. Just want something that would work with either.
Yes, that's what I'm waiting for, Yet Another Copy of the Star Wars original trilogy in Yet Another Format to go with my multiple LaserDisc and DVD versions. I stayed away from the VHS versions since I've had optical from 1982
Regarding the device in question, this is $100 less than the internal HDMI/Component PCI Express card from BlackMagic. Gasoline and food may be going up in price, but thank goodness Moore's Law still holds!