[mythtv-users] DVICo Fusion Gold - v4l?
nmarkon at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 01:52:47 UTC 2006
Yup, I'm pretty sure all the PVR cards have hardware encoders on them.
On 2/13/06, Bill Suit <bsuit at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Thanks to Kirby and Noah. It is OTA ATSC. I own the Fusion 5 Gold +, remote
> and all. I do want an IR remote and was going to eventually wind up with a
> Harmony remote. Not immediately though.
> My back/front end is a Silverstone LC-14M, with the iMon built in. It, too,
> has a remote. I've got remotes coming and going. Hopefully, 1 of them will
> Looks like I'll have to pick up an additional card.
> Why not one with hw encoding on it? The pvr-150 doesn't have the encoder does
> On Monday 13 February 2006 16:55, Kirby Bakken wrote:
> > Bill Suit wrote:
> > > Rather than hijack another recent thread, I've cut 'n' pasted the
> > > following: From:
> > > Michael Freeman <mlfreeman at gmail.com>
> > > To:
> > > Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > > Date:
> > > Saturday 11:51:46 pm
> > >
> > >
> > > On 2/11/06, Jason Gabriele <jason.gabriele at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> Where do you see that it has an onboard mpeg encoder? Looking at the
> > >> specs and from my experience setting mine up, this board has no onboard
> > >> mpeg encoder. You need to set it up using V4L. It mentions on the web
> > >> site that it comes with an mpeg encoder but to my knowledge it is
> > >> included with the windows driver. I am still not using the card because
> > >> I could never get the
> > >> analog video quality up to where my old wintv is.
> > >
> > > I'm a day away from building my first HTPC. MythTV is part 'n' parcel. I
> > > thought I'd made a wise decision by choosing the Fusion 5 gold + card as
> > > my sole card. With the above exchange, I'm now wondering if I need, say,
> > > a pvr250/350 also?
> > >
> > > Should I even mess with the Fusion 5 card? I'm only going to be using OTA
> > > HD.
> > >
> > > TIA,
> > > Bill
> > By 'OTA HD', do you mean OTA ATSC? If so, read on, if not, please
> > ignore....
> > I recently bought a Fusion5 Gold card... I sort of wanted to play with
> > the remote control/ir receiver, just to get something working, AND I
> > wanted to be able to receive NTSC signals, just in case.... I was
> > unable to even get the NTSC tuner working.... but I wasn't too
> > motivated either. I also have an HD-5000 card, so i then had two HD
> > tuners.... I was able to (finally) get the remote working (turns out
> > there is an 'older' Fusion5 remoter that has nothing to do with the new
> > one they're shipping). I've since gotten a (new) Harmony remote, and
> > that works fine to 'directly' drive my IR keyboard receiver...
> > My recommendations (if all you want is OTA ATSC, AND you don't need/want
> > an IR receiver/remote combo) would be to just get the Fusion 5 Lite
> > card... Its got the same tuner as the Gold card, and is $50
> > cheaper.... As I said, I have the Gold card, but if I had it to do over
> > right now, I'd get the Lite card.
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