[mythtv-users] WinTV-NOVA-T-500 - buying in the UK

Robin Hill myth at robinhill.me.uk
Wed Feb 14 10:05:47 UTC 2007


On Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 09:32:21AM +0000, junk wrote:

> Robin Hill wrote:
> > On Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 08:52:12AM +0000, junk wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> I'm also interested in getting a Nova T 500. I live in a marginal signal 
> >> area. Do you have any idea how sensitive the tuners are?
> >>
> >> Also can anyone offer advice on relative merits of using a dual tuner 
> >> card versus two separate cards from a signal reception point of view? I 
> >> want to upgrade from one to two tuners. I'm guessing that using a dual 
> >> tuner card (with the signal split directly at the tuner inputs and the 
> >> tuner inputs presumably either having matched impedance or a buffer or 
> >> something) that I'll get better signal quality than simply using a 
> >> passive splitter on the aerial cable and using two separate cards?
> >>
> >>     
> > I'm in a pretty low signal area myself (I need a mast-top booster to get
> > any reception at all) and the Nova-T-500 is sensitive enough for me.
> > I've noticed no difference in reception quality between having a single
> > Nova-T-500 and two standard Nova-T's (daisychained as they have an
> > aerial output as well as input).  Personally I'd doubt the manufacturers
> > put any effort into optimising the signal splitting at all - I think
> > they'll have used the equivalent of a cheap passive splitter internally.
> >
> > HTH,
> >         Robin
> >   
> Thanks. Perhaps with the potential EIT problem I might be better off 
> just getting a second AVer card identical to the one I already have and 
> using a passive splitter just before the inputs then - I know the 
> chipset on the AVer card words well a second AVer card will be cheaper.
> 
If you've got the space then I'd definitely recommend sticking with the
single tuner cards for now.

Cheers,
        Robin
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