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    Default Buy a new DVR to record Olympics at 1080i

    my local PAY TV station will broadcast the Olympic games in HD in 1080i. I will buy a new DVR which can record such HDMI signal!!

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    Which station? Are you sure can record?

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    Cable TV will have several channels broatcasting Olympics. I think they will have at least one channel in HDTV.

    I am thinking of buying this:

    http://www.magictv.com/hk/en/mtv7000d-mini.html

    good idea?

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    I thought HDTV will be locked from recording.

    Can it download to computer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    I thought HDTV will be locked from recording.

    Can it download to computer?
    (1) i have a USB drive connected to my old Magic TV set top box, and yes, the recordings in the USB drive can be watched by a computer.

    (2) as for whether you can watch it over a network, i don't know.

    (3) the new MTV7000D allows u to stream the TV signal to a iPhone or iPad!!! So you can watch NowTV and CableTV whilst you are riding on a bus!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    my local PAY TV station will broadcast the Olympic games in HD in 1080i. I will buy a new DVR which can record such HDMI signal!!
    Which channels are the Olympics broadcasting through in your country?
    Can you believe that ESPN HD is still at 720p?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-mm View Post
    Which channels are the Olympics broadcasting through in your country?
    Can you believe that ESPN HD is still at 720p?
    In Hong Kong, CableTV will broadcast most of the events. CableTV has four channels for Olympics, one of which will broadcast in 1080i.

    ATV and TVB will only broadcast 200 hours, and not in HD.

    I thought you can get sports satellite channels in 1080i or 1080p?

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    We have Sky+ over here, but it's likely that the badminton will be on the "red button" option... and Sky+ won't record on the red button; only the main channel (BBC HD, in this case).

    Hence, as I write I'm hunting down an HDD-equipped DVD recorder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    We have Sky+ over here, but it's likely that the badminton will be on the "red button" option... and Sky+ won't record on the red button; only the main channel (BBC HD, in this case).

    Hence, as I write I'm hunting down an HDD-equipped DVD recorder...
    Perhaps you may want to consider a HD PVR, as a HDD DVD recorder isn't that cheap either.
    I haven't gone shopping for it yet, as I'm still storing most of my sports programmes in the current DVR I am renting from the cable TV company. Some American guy that I had spoken to in youtube mentioned that the HDDs in the HD PVRs can be detached and replaced when full. Something which is not possible for my current DVR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-mm View Post
    Some American guy that I had spoken to in youtube mentioned that the HDDs in the HD PVRs can be detached and replaced when full. Something which is not possible for my current DVR.
    Typically, if your PVR has an e-SATA port, you can plug in an external SATA HD such that the PVR will record to the HD with more free space (between the internal and external HDs).

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    i have a HD DVR and i will record the badminton matches.

    the problem is that supposedly the videos are stored in encrypted format so it is not possible/easy to just copy out the files. i will have to view it using the DVR.

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    Yeah, the digital content is encrypted. To record, you need to use the analog output such as the component video output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedShuttle View Post
    Yeah, the digital content is encrypted. To record, you need to use the analog output such as the component video output.
    that's what i thought yoo. but if u look at the youtube video, it is clear they can record from the HDMI cable??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    that's what i thought yoo. but if u look at the youtube video, it is clear they can record from the HDMI cable??
    Not sure about the HDMI output. The files stored on the HD by the PVR are encrypted so it's not a matter of simply copying the file from the harddrive. The PVR needs to decrypt the file.

    It may also be a choice of the cable company whether to encrypt the content.

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