Recording HD shows over-the-air…
Easy setup and al that gets me a Mac based PVR. Now all of the shows we’re going to pay for will be delivered in iTunes, so I had to look for a way to make the recorder off-the-air shows be delivered into iTunes as well. A 1 hour HD soap comes in at 5GB, so compresson is also a must.
Thanks to this post from myreflection.org, I have an AppleScript that auto converts and plunks the resulting compressed file directly into iTunes, complete with titles, episode numbers etc.
That part is now done and working quite nicely. I only have one conflict on the schedule (with a single tuner, you see) and that will be solved by buying Heroes from iTunes at a little over $55.
Total cost so far – rounded for easy (lazy) math:
- EyeTV Tuner $150
- Antenna $50
- Heroes season $55
For a total of $255 – which should be paid for in 3 months by whacking DirecTV.
The upside, everything (including music, movies, TV Shows etc) is inside of iTunes, and can be synced to iPhones, other Macs, iPods etc etc, blah blah…