As you know, HD content is heavily protected and as you can imagine, HD recording is a minefield of laws and protection.
You didn't tell if the content was from the newer HDMI HD cable box.
Recording? Yes! HD Recording seems to be "see your lawyer" or do it and don't involve me.
XP Compatibility? Varies with product. Check the product's maker's web site.
In parting I didn't find that the CPU speed mattered on this. That is, to transcode HD video in real time took more than a single 3 GHz CPU. And folk want that since they are dabbling in DLNA and more.
My CNET search under this topic yields no information.
In my city (Halifax, Canada), there is only one cable tv/Internet provider; thus they can dictate quality of service, including use of their own set-top box.
I am seeking a way to combat this monoply, so far to no avail.
I have been recording TV with various VCRs for decades.
Is it taboo to have the ability to record to my computer? I have no intention of selling recorded material for profit. I wish to archive programs for personal use.
If we had some free-market style competition in this city, I doubt I would be having this problem.
I am seeking a way to archive my favorite programming for personal use.
Any comments on this subject would be appreciated.
Are win 7 hardware products backwards compatible to Win XP? I believe os info is all that is required here. My processor speed of 3 GHz is plenty. I have PCIe slots on my system board,