[mythtv-users] Re: very interested in building my own pvr
pc-mythtv04 at crowcastle.net
Mon Nov 29 18:39:32 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 13:19, Neil wrote:
> So for HDTV playback, what card do I need to buy or you recommend?
> Also, what card is actually use to record the HDTV capture, is it the PVR
> 250? If so, where can I find good support HOWTOs for doing the PVR250 and
> pcHDTV-3000 combo setup and configuration?
For HDTV playback, you want an nVidia card. I use the FX 5200 because
it's the most powerful fanless card I could find. It was $52 at
newegg.com at the time.
The HD-x000 card does the HDTV (ATSC) capture. The PVR-x50 does
low-definition capture (NTSC). They're completely separate signals.
Generally you want both cards, assuming you want to record both HDTV and
And remember that you can only record broadcast HDTV.
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