[mythtv-users] using hauppauge pvr-x50 + pcHDTV3000
bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 14 18:44:49 UTC 2006
Ron Garrison wrote:
> My understanding is that the hardware encoder is used to encode the
> PVR-350 NTSC/PAL digitized signal into mpeg2 and has nothing to do
> with the PCHDTV-3000 and vice-versa. The PCHDTV-3000 will deliver
> already encoded data. This is all done at the driver level I believe
> so MythTV should take advantage of the hardware encoder.
But, if you want to use it for analog, then you'll be using sw encoding.
> Now - about the PCHDTV3000. You cannot buy them new anymore (I don't
> believe), and if you have any thoughts of grabbing HD content off of
> cable using QAM256, you will want something other than the PCHDTV3000
> - it just doesn't deal with QAM256 very well. I'm using an
> Air2PC-5000 and I suspect that the new PCHDTV-5500 will work as well.
my pcHDTV3000 works absolutely fine for QAM256
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