Recording TV onto a Network Harddisk

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Eddy5, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Eddy5

    Eddy5 Network Guru Member

    I'm looking at buying a Linksys NSLU2 with a USB harddisk to act as my media server (MP3s, videos, pictures etc). I also want to be able to record video from Sky, TV etc (Via the RF or scart or whatever, it's going to be better than my VHS recorder).

    So what I'm after is a device that I can plug in that will record off TV and save the video files to the network harddisk.
    Does such a device exist?
    It would be ideal if it was remote controlled as well (InfraRed)
  2. toofgib

    toofgib Network Guru Member

    You should check out the TV Tuner cards by Compro.

    Particularly, the Videomate Ultra is the only model to have RF (radio frequency) remote - so that there are LOS (line of sight) issues regarding the remote and the sensor. The Videomate Gold+ has an IR, but the recording quality is slightly lower.

  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    you need a TV PVR card thats all.

    Hauppauge are one of the best for recording. i am not too sure about recording to a networks device however you may want to ask here as well:
  4. Eddy5

    Eddy5 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the replies, but a TV card is not quite what I want.

    I'm after a self contained unit that can connect to the network and save videos to a hard disk connected to a NSLU2. Sort of like the Video Mate Live but with Ethernet. The remote is good as I have a Phantom PVR which is triggered by the Sky box to record when a program starts.

    Besides my PC is upstairs and my TV downstairs ;-)
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    try tivo
  6. Eric

    Eric Network Guru Member

  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    how much is this in american money?
  8. Eddy5

    Eddy5 Network Guru Member

    Ooooh Dreambox looks good. Thanks for the info

    $258 according to Google ;)
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    thanks for the info
  10. Barabas

    Barabas Guest

    I have two Dreambox 7000s satellite recievers (and more) connected to the NSLU2. This is a great solution! Look at my home pages for more info (Dutch only)
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