[mythtv-users] Looking for the latest word on PCI-Express tuner boards

Andy Wettstein ajw1980 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 16:08:23 UTC 2008


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 11:59:36AM -0400, Bruce H McIntosh wrote:
> Like a bunch of you, I've built my mythbox (combined frontend/backend)
> on one of those spiffy little M2N mobos with onboard GeForce 6150 video.
> Catch is, it has only two PCI slots, both of which are occupied with
> NTSC cards.  Networking is on the mobo, but there's a 35' long CAT5
> cable trailing out the family room, across the dining room and into the
> office, which the wife has decreed must go.  I have a wireless adapter
> but no PCI slot for it.  So I figured, why not get newfangled PCI
> Express analog/digital tuner cards and be ready for the dreaded Feb 19
> cutover?  So, my question - anyone have any hands-on with the latest
> round of PCIe tuner/capture cards?

hauppauge hvr 1250 is working fine for me.  Only the digital tuning is
working, but analog is a framegrabber on this card anyway.  hvr 1800
is supposed to work, too, and I believe it has a hardware analog encoder, 
but I don't have first hand experience with it.


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