WATCH Satellite on PC using HDMI Input?

Hello, this is a multi-part question that there seems to be no answer for.

1st. Is it possible to take the HDMI out put from a HD DVR Directv Receiver and Input it into a Blackmagic Design Intensity or some other HDMI PC Input card?

2nd. If that is not possible to do because of HDCP encrypting, can it work with a HDCP stripper in the line?

3rd. If neither of the above things work. What is the best recommended way to watch HD Satellite TV, not record, on my HTPC?
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  1. I have used Slingbox Pro for several years to watch my home Dish Satellite from whatever location I am at on any given day. There is a HD version of Slingbox.

    http://support.slingmedia.com/go/slingbox
  2. Hey, that looks like a great solution that I haven't thought of. So how does the Slingbox work with a Directv HD DVR? Do you run an A/V out connection from the DVR to the Slingbox, then connect it to your router with a ethernet cable? If that was the case, could you hook the ethernet cable directly to your computer if you had a second ethernet port?
  3. That's pretty much it. Install the software on any computer in the world and watch it from the streaming link the slingbox has created. Kinda.
  4. Sweet! Thanks for the info.
  5. I watch my home Dish network at whichever office I am at that day. Works great for me.
  6. Slingbox cool, Orb free
  7. blah13243 said:
    Slingbox cool, Orb free


    Orb is hardly capable of the function of slingbox.
  8. Hello,
    The answers provided here don't actually apply - the slingbox can does NOT have an HDMI input - therefore you suffer from quality loss - the question was about capturing HDMI. there are several analog solutions - but lets be real - not a solution.
    the question: how do you record HDMI 1080p (or other) output from a directv box into the computer; for editing and viewing later.

    Analog solutions are ... well the 90's
  9. Qnigma said:
    Hello,
    The answers provided here don't actually apply - the slingbox can does NOT have an HDMI input - therefore you suffer from quality loss - the question was about capturing HDMI. there are several analog solutions - but lets be real - not a solution.
    the question: how do you record HDMI 1080p (or other) output from a directv box into the computer; for editing and viewing later.

    Analog solutions are ... well the 90's


    First of all you have revived a thread from January 2009. OP is no longer concerned with any solution you are referring to. Second of all the answers given certainly do apply. Read the threads before replying and in the future try not to revive old threads where the OP is no longer present on the Forum.

    OP wrote:

    ""What is the best recommended way to watch HD Satellite TV, not record, on my HTPC?""
  10. any tv tuner should allow you to watch satellite tv on your pc. You can read more about it here at http://www.computeruser.com/blogs/entry/satellite-tv-for-pc-watch-satellite-tv-on-your-pc/
  11. texnogeekz said:
    any tv tuner should allow you to watch satellite tv on your pc. You can read more about it here at http://www.computeruser.com/blogs/entry/satellite-tv-for-pc-watch-satellite-tv-on-your-pc/


    Of course not. The host device must create a streaming video of the satellite signal, so your assumption is entirely wrong. On the conntrary, few tuners are satellite compatible. This thread is over one year old. Read the dates and observe the solutions before posting.
  12. Yes you can. check out this service here. It's pretty reasonable, and I'm actually using it.

    http://tinyurl.com/ybt6t7w
  13. Quote:
    Yes you can. check out this service here. It's pretty reasonable, and I'm actually using it.

    http://tinyurl.com/ybt6t7w


    Read the thread before you post any more FUD on the forum.
  14. I have been wondering the same thing recently but the slingbox idea is expensive and would use up alot of my bandwidth. As my dad is with sky and has a multiroom sub I am able to watch some channels on my computer and xbox 360 but there is a big lack of stuff on it :(
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