here are some other options in regards to selecting a video recorder with built-in MPEG decoder:
And a (slightly) better version of the Hauppauge 192 that you selected:
I've been thinking about getting this one - http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1192-HVR-1950-External-Recorder/dp/B00198MYB0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1271299530&sr=8-3
But I need other options, and it has to have a built in encoder. Thanks in advance.