[mythtv-users] Where to (really) buy an Air2PC -or- should I
get a HD-3000?
Paul B. Henson
henson at acm.org
Wed Mar 30 01:57:13 UTC 2005
On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Seth Heckard wrote:
> I've had a Air2PC on backorder from cyberestore for a while now, and
> just checked on the status to see that it's delayed until May or June.
> Not only that, but it will use a new chipset that probably won't be
> supported initially.
yes, but on the bright side the new chipset will have a 5th generation
tuner :). I actually have three units on back order myself and share your
> Other than cyberestore and the mythtv store listed on froogle, is there
> anywhere to actually get these cards? A lot of people on this list seem
> to have them, yet nowhere on the internet seems to have them in stock.
they are completely out of stock, the manufacturer simply needs to make
> I have read that the Air2PC card is "better" in the QAM department. If
> I get impatient and go for a HD-3000, would I be missing anything?
Actually, it appears the original Air2PC had some unresolvable hardware
issues with QAM. They are supposed to be fixed in the new version. I
believe the HD-3000 is QAM capable, but don't know how it compares to the
as yet unavailable new version of them Air2PC.
I originally decided on the Air2PC because it was supposed to have a better
tuner with greater success in the face of marginal signals. On the other
hand, it seems a lot of people are happy with their HD-3000's, so if you
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