krips wrote:So I've discovered that my provider uses encryption of some sort (hard to find this out as they are not a major countrywide provider). Can I somehow plug a tuner into the back of the set top box and use it to decode whilst using my tuner to record? Or does that depend on the exact hardware?
I 'think' you need something like this to decrypt the encrypted stuff (again, I don't know much about US cable ) :-
http://hd.engadget.com/2009/05/12/how-t ... ia-center/