You mean to receive SCV signal on your PC without the use of a SCV set top box ie via a TV tuner card that can decode the SCV signal from your antenna point? I don't think there is such a thing and I'm sure StarHub does not have this option nor encourage it.
The only alternative is to send the audio and video signals from the SCV set top box (from the AV outputs) to the AV inputs of your graphic or TV tuner card or external TV tuner box of your PC and watch and record from there.
Most TV tuner cards or boxes have AV inputs. The video quality from the AV input is as good as that of the TV reception you get which depends on the signal strength in your area as well as the processing power of your PC.
The rental of the first StarHub digital box is normally free but you need to subscribe to a minimum no. of SCV channels. So the total cost would depend on how many SCV channels you subscribe to not including the free-to-air channels.
Get a hubstation if u want hassle free program recording. Normal DVR, with HDD type, need to program manually. I made a mistake by getting a DVR, hardly use for recording, spoilt but luckily extended warrently, no need to pay 200+ (nearly $300) :sweat: