I have a TiVo with a Comcast/Xfinity cable card. I am currently using it to record ONLY local cable access channels. Its for a special project where after I record the certain channel (usually a 6hr block), I then transfer the file from my TiVO to a networked PC via pyTivo software. I can then do what I need to with the mp4 file created by pyTivo.
I recently learned that the FCC will no longer be requiring cable companies to support cable cards. Therefore, I'm thinking my TIVO may become useless for my specific needs. Yea, it might take a while, but I'm now looking into other ways to accomplish what I am doing.
Could Channels DVR service accomplish what I want; somehow record my Xfinity local cable access channels and then also be able to make it into some sort of file (.AVI, .MPEG, .mp4, etc). If so, how?