In browsing HP’s DigitalLife booth (for both work and pleasure), I stumbled upon a familiar site:
Sure looks a lot like the new-yet-still-destined-to-fail ReplayTV PC hardware edition. Which looks a lot like Hauppauge’s pair (PC and Mac) of USB HD tuners. Which looks like a lot like the Eye TV Hybrid.
As an occasional USB HD tuner user (Pinnacle variety), I wonder how much ATSC tuners cost these days? Perhaps it’s time to start building this functionality into most laptops (and integrate antennas into the LCD chassis).
Somewhat related, DVRUpgrade has provided me with a HDHomeRun review unit and it sure seems like the hardware engineers designed the software. Yeesh! Functionality good, interface horrible. Fortunately, it can be used via BeyondTV and SageTV… and one of these days when I find some time, I’ll try it with both. ElGato’s software (Mac) also controls it, but I haven’t secured loaner software.
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