Hauppauge makes a decent USB tuner called WinTV-PVR-USB2 . I have one and works pretty well on a laptop.brianworkman said:Thanks, that makes since. Unfortunately, I don't have rca-in on my laptop. I have rca-out, maybe I can find an usb-external tuner though.
The reason I don't want to buy a stand alone dvd burner is that I plan on getting a Windows Media Center by Christmas hopefully. If I bought a DVD burner, my wife would crush me getting another toy, so no media center.
Yes, you can go from either RCA or SVideo to USB or Firewireninjadvr said:Thanks Hodaka and JimSpence.
Well, I do see the USB ports on the back of the Samsung DVR and will double-check it since it doesn't have a cover or any lable over it saying it's not activated like it does for the digital audio o/p, but take your word for it that it doesn't work. I was thinking more whether it would be possible to go from RCA to USB or S-Video to USB or firewire or similar - or - do I have to get something like a video capture card with RCA inputs like I see on this thread earlier?