The last time I watched a TV broadcast, it had rabbit ears and I was 12. How do I record (ideally in HD)
I've got a recent MBP and can get access to a Canopus Bidirectional Analog/Digital Video Conversion ADVC110 Firewire Converter
My local PBS station is WNET-13 broadcast from NYC and I'm very close, so I should have no problem with reception. TV Fool data on local stations.
(I don't remember any reception problems when I was a kid either.)
Do I just need an HDTV tuner? Recommendations?
Do I just hook it up to the firewire converter? That seems rather silly since I'd be taking a digital HD signal, converting it to analog with the tuner, then back to a digital signal to record it on my MBP.
Hardware I can get sometime Monday in the metro-NY area would be best, though I have no problem ordering something with overnight shipping as long as I can get it all up and running Tuesday evening after work before the 8:00p broadcast.
I figure I'll be able to reuse this to record future broadcasts that match my interests so hopefully this will be more than a one time thing. Besides, the idea of recording something off the TV is kind of nostalgic. Almost as fun as mixed tapes off the radio.
I've got a gift certificate to the Met but I'm still saving up to see the Ring in person. Thanks!