[mythtv-users] Hybrid Digital-Analogue cards
beww at beww.org
Fri Oct 27 14:54:41 UTC 2006
On Oct 27, 2006, at 8:00 AM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Simon Kenyon wrote:
>> Duncan wrote:
>>> Hi list.
>>> Unfortunatly I am subjected to another couple of years of analogue
>>> broadcasts on some of our commercial stations - I really need to add
>>> another card to my setup I would prefer a hybrid card if possible
>>> (dvb-t / Analogue). I`ve had a bit of a look thru the lists for
>>> of this nature and found very little on the topic.
> You should remember that digital streams do not require any handling,
> while analog streams must be compressed. The better analog cards
> have on
> board chips to do that. Therefore they put no strain on your backend
> machine. So, for example, using the HD3000 in analog mode requires
> your backend encode the stream, in real time.
> Since you can buy a PVR150 for about a half a kilo-buck, your best
> course may well be to bite that bullet and buy a card. Lots of
> grief and
> problems avoided.
"Half a kilo-buck" ??? That would be $500 !
Perhaps you meant "half a centi-buck"? Otherwise I think you are
buying them at the wrong place :-)
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