05-08-2015 07:33 AM
WMC is far from dead. While true, it will not be included in Windows 10 and no further development will occur , it will continue to be "supported" through the life of Windows 8, another 7-8 years. Whether Microsoft continues to proved guide data that it receives from zap2it is another question, but guide data sourcing alternatives do and will exist.
The same is true to some degree for CableCards themselves. Their replacement will come along, but support for their technology will exist into the foreseeable future.
05-14-2015 03:34 AM
Silicon Dust has a solution that will work with a NAS device and it supposedly can play back protected content. There is a kickstarter for it called HDHomeRun DVR. There is a subscription, but it is only $30.00/year.
05-16-2015 04:06 PM