[mythtv-users] Looking for the latest word on PCI-Express tuner boards
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Aug 25 17:36:38 UTC 2008
Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Bruce H McIntosh <scotsman at afn.org> 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?
> FYI, be sure to read this:
> Unless you're getting your signal now using antenna, the cutover won't
> affect you. If you are, I'd suggest an HD HomeRun. Two tuners, network
> attached, no cards.
...does that mean he'd have his HDHR feeding his backend over the WiFi as well
as networking out? Anyone want to do the figures? What else is this network
cable used for?
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