The old boy is looking at getting a new PC for chrimbo. I've pointed him towards a nicely priced Compaq with a AMD 64 bit processor (i know! No real performance benefits from current software!), 1gb RAM, a DVD burner and 160Gb hardrive....blah, blah, blah. I thought about buying him one of those PC TV tuners. My thinking was that i could hook up the cable to it, record movies to the hard drive and then burn to DVD/Divx.
Thing is, i'm a little unsure if simply connection my 'cable' co-axial cable to the input will get the signal through. I get the feeling it may only pick-up normal/terrestrial signal. Also, this one specific model records only to mpeg-2. Do you know if i can convert that to mpeg-4 (DVD) and will i lose quality if i do so? Basically i want to record movies onto the hard disk then use programs like 'DVD Shrink' to encode them onto Disk....any help would be appreciated.