OK so now that I have VMC with the TV pack working nicely and hooking into the Telstra STB I have found the HVR3000's somewhat lacking when it comes to quality of analogue.
I have always known that they used software not hardware for analogue capture but as I could not get that side working anyway it did not bother me.
So there are two main issues I have.
First off the picture quality of the captured analogue feed is crap. It is using composite at the moment but I tried s-video which looks quite good on the TV and is still looks like fuzzy vision via the 3000. I am also getting sound pops but I am sure hardware decoding would sort that out.
The other problem is that is squashes the 16:9 feed into a 4:9 box and there does not seem to be an option other then zooming each time you watch one of the channels from Telstra which is horrible.
So the question is. Are their cards that do a good job of analogue capture (I am expecting hardware must be better but how much?) and can you get it to handle a 16:9 feed??