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# 39355 12-Aug-2009 19:13
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I just bought the HVR-2200 card. Connected it using S-VHS cable from back of my sky digital decoder. Let windows media center do an auto scan and it picked up all channels, success!

But, I want to record to mpeg2 for editing, burning and using in other devices. So I set up the WinTV software that came with the card.

I selected DVB-T search (only other option given was analogue) and let it scan. Nothing, not one single channel!

help please

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  # 245818 12-Aug-2009 21:17
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well s-video is a form of analogue....

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  # 245821 12-Aug-2009 21:22
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Regardless of what software you use, recording analog either tuner or svideo will result in MPEG2, recording from DVB-T (in New Zealand) will always result in an h.264 recording.


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  # 247382 16-Aug-2009 21:34
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I'm not entirely sure why you purchased a HVR2200 if all you want to do is record the output of a Sky box, since the Sky box can only output one thing at a time.

But anyway if you want to tune to DVB-T channels you need to connect a UHF antenna. If you want to find analogue tuner channels, you also need a VHF/UHF (depending on what channels) antenna.

As has already been mentioned, you will get MPEG2 with analogue and h.264 with DVB-T. You can of course convert from one to the other with the appropriate codecs and some quality loss.

BTW, a number of devices will support h.264, although you may have to change the container. And you can edit the files with a number of apps. You can't make DVD Videos although you can of course burn the recorded files.

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