Record HD from TataSky HDPVR using AVerTV CaptureHD H727, no more blank videos. I bought a AVerTV CaptureHD H727 from flipkart recently because primeabgb said it would take around 20-30 days to ship Hauppauge Colossus which was not acceptable. Besides the H727 was cheaper had HDCP support unlike DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro and a free DVB-T tuner. The problem has evident since i got the card and set it up i cant record anything in trure HD aka 1080i/720P. I have to lower the resolution to below 720P to record HD channels. I have tried directly hooking up tatasky box with the H727 via HDMI and also tried it with the splitter but i get the same problem i cant record anything HD "StarWorld HD, etc" when i have selected 720p/1080i in the box. I have used the latest version of mediacenter and it has the same result The weird thing is if this was an HDCP issue i should not be able to record anything via HDMI not even below 720P which i am able to do. Setting that work for capturing all the channels are as following: 576p selected on Tatasky Box Mediacenter software capture set on H264 @ 720p "Eats a lot of CPU so i guess no H264 acceleration provided by the H727 card " If i select 720p or 1080i on the tatasky box the resulted video is blank i do get the proper audio be it AC3 or PCM but the video is pitch black, Any solutions would be welcome... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOLUTION: Ok so i have traced the key software and directions needed to capture 1080i from Tatasky HD+. It is now simple enough and can be done by anyone so lets go down to it shall we- Install AVerTV CaptureHD H727 CD drivers not new ones Install the AVerMedia Application Install VirtualDub Install codes you want for real time encode such as MP4, this will be done by the CPU so u need a powerhouse Now Audio from HDMI can be captured but it will be dual channel only i have no idea how to capture multi-channel audio from tatasky, even using AC3 or AAC does not make a difference its always dual channel. Lets move on to the Tatasky box just attach the hdmi cable to the box and the H727 and you are good to go. Open AVerMedia Application and dont press anything let it run in thhe background. Now open VirtualDub and make sure AVerMedia Application is still open. In VirtualDub select the correct stream, this is the Uncompressed Preview Stream that your Tatasky Box has decoded and has sent to your TV to display but there is a catch it is encrypted again by the tatasky box. You can now record 1080i with ease just remmber not to close the AVerMedia Application or the video will be blank. I have used this trick to record the below videos which are hosted on youtube they are embedded in this post.