How many channels can I record at once?

Peppered

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I am thinking of going over the air Dish keeps losing local channels off and on and hte price is kinda more than i want to play for TV.

I am aware that you can get a tv card for the computer or at least you use to be able to.
If I got 3 of the would I be able to record 6 shows at once?
 

Peppered

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Forgot to mention this is for HD tV or 1080- 720p feed
 

Binky

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Cablecard or OTA? Ceton makes/made (?) a 6 tuner cablecard box, so yes. You may need to use something like tunersalad or the ceton utility to change the default limit of four tuners in WMC.
 

SheHateMe

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I have 1 cable card and a Ceton Infinitv 6. I can record 6 shows at once. Ive I had two cable cards and two Infinitvs I could record 12 :)
 

Peppered

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this is to use for over the air dropping cable and satellite
 

Binky

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Three HDhomerun dual/connect/extend + tunersalad = 6 tuners

I use four without issues. Never tried for six. Drive speed may be an issue since recording six HD channels at once might be a strain on a slower drive. If you experience any issues, try a faster drive.

I forgot that Haupauge just came out with their new "Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD" with four tuners. It's still new, so drivers and support may be worse than the tried and true hdhomerun stuff. I'm also extremely fond of the network-style tuners because they remove heat from the PC and they allow much more flexibility in tuner placement and actual usage around the house.
 
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