[mythtv-users] Is there an analog/HD tuner out there?
jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 19 00:50:24 UTC 2007
>From: Calvin Harrigan <charriglists at bellsouth.net>
>Fred Squires wrote:
> > On 1/18/07, *Nick Morrott* <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
> > <mailto:knowledgejunkie at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > On 18/01/07, Steve <mythtv at birniefamily.net
> > <mailto:mythtv at birniefamily.net>> wrote:
> > > I was pretty excited about the HD HomeRun when I first started
> > looking
> > > into tuners. I think it's a great product, but the one thing I
> > didn't
> > > realize until after I bought one was that it only does HD
> > channels, not
> > > analog.
> > >
> > > Since my plan was to keep my cable service and use MythTV as a
> > possible
> > > replacement for my DVR, that leaves 90% or more of the channels
> > unavailable.
> > >
> > > Are there tuners that handle both HD and analog?
> > THE pcHDTV HD-5500 (and the earlier HD-3000 version also I think)
> > does - it has an HDTV-capable tuner and also S-Video and audio
> > for analogue capture. pcHDVT is also a very Linux-friendly company.
> > Just to point out, pcHDTV analog tuners are software tuners, meaning
> > that your cpu has to do all the encoding. Also, I've heard the quality
> > isn't as good on these as on the hardware encoders such as the Hauppauge
> > PVR-150, and it's always good to have a second tuner.
> > --
> > It was supposed to be so Easy.
The Kworld ATSC-110 also does both analog and digital. It's fully supported
in Linux and the dual analog/digital is now supported in SVN. But like the
pcHDTV cards stated above, the analog tuner uses software encoding.
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