I had no idea this was possible, but has anyone managed to either:

  1. Pull video off of their Motorola HD DVR cable box onto XP/Vista?
  2. Hook up the DVR using Firewire to a Media Center Edition box?

I’m currently using a IR Blaster and the standard definition outputs on the Motorola box to connect my cable box to my MCE 2005 XP box… works, but the quality isn’t great… but then I found this guide to firewire connections