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

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Jan 19 23:19:46 UTC 2007


Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 18/01/07, Steve <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?

You should first check whether your cable service actually has digital 
streams. If your local cableco provides HD channels or premium channels 
to a set top box, then you will be receiving digital streams which the 
HDHomeRUn, the HD3000 and its successor the HD5500 can tune, unencode 
and pass to your hard drive.

Geoff


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