[mythtv-users] Capture Card... Suggestions?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Sep 5 16:40:53 EDT 2004
On 09/05/2004 04:19 PM, Justin Hart wrote:
>I'm a soon to be graduate student looking to record some television
>while I'm out so I can watch it at my convenience (and to catch adult
>swim at an hour that allows me to wake up for early classes).
A worthy goal, indeed.
>I'm using my old computer for the job, here's what's under the hood:
>512 Megs DDR333
>I'd like to be able to record and watch live tv with pausing and
>rewind and all that goodness. I've never built a MythTV box before,
>so I'm wondering what capture card will give me the most bang for my
I highly recommend a Hauppauge! WinTV PVR-250 or PVR-250MCE and a
reasonable video card (i.e. nVidia GF4MX440).
> and if I'll need more drive space.
I use about 1.1 - 1.25 GB/hr with my PVR-x50's. You won't "need" more
space, but you'll probably want it. (I mean, really, do you think you
could actually delete episodes of Futurama?)
> Also wondering if I'll need
>multiple capture cards to do the job.
One capture card per channel. If you want Picture-in-Picture, that
requires two channels, so two captures cards. If you want to record two
different things off different channels at the same time, you'll need
two capture cards.
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