[mythtv-users] Is there an analog/HD tuner out there?

Jake Palmer jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 19 18:01:08 UTC 2007


>From: "Nick Morrott" <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com>
>
>On 18/01/07, Fred Squires <fsquires at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
>Are the two inputs on the pcHDTV cards able to operate simultaneously?
>I'd take Fred's advice and really consider getting a dedicated
>hardware capture card for SDTV to work alongside your HDTV card. I
>have DVB-T cards on my system (UK) that also have analogue inputs that
>also require software encoding - needless to say I have a PVR-150 for
>the non-digital captures from my cable box.
>
>Nick

No, you can use one or the other.  Simultaneous access isn't possible.

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