This is incorrect. windows media center has supported scheduled satellite TV recording for years. You must use a satellite receiver, have an input into the tv, and a USB IR blaster that media center will use to change the channel on the satellite reciever. then you just pick series to record or record things off the schedule
Technically, this is true. However, the output (RF) you need to use on the set top box (satellite receiver) is downgraded to 480i. This does not look good when trying to display on an HDTV. Just getting a DVR from the satellite company would provide a better experience (IMO). This is based on my experience with a Comcast set top box and an AverMedia AVerTV PCI-E Combo White Box TV Tuner Card.