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DirecTV Introduces TV tuner for your PC

I don’t know if this new product from DirecTV will do HD but the HDPC-20 is a dual satellite tuner box that connects to you computer via USB so you can record and watch programming with Vista Media Center. Yes Dennis I did say Vista. 🙂 I am kinda of surprised it did not also have Firewire/1394 connection but there is an Ethernet port.


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  1. bkm645
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    The tuner has not been released yet, only a brochure has been leaked. I would venture to guess that this will be released sometime around the release of MCE Fuji. And why would there be a firewire port? Who uses firewire? USB is much more ubiquitous than firewire. The ethernet port is very interesting because I can find no reason to have the port, so we will just have to wait and see. I do hope this comes out quickly becuase I am tired of not having HD cable from Cox becuase they believe everyone that knows anything about a computer is a pirate.

  2. nocaster
    Posted January 10, 2008 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Ethernet is probably there for PPV billing. I’ve read that the HR20/21 is going to use IP sans a phone line for this purpose.

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