[mythtv-users] Looking for the latest word on PCI-Express tuner boards
witmore1 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 20:29:27 UTC 2008
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:30 PM, Fred Squires <fsquires at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> FYI, be sure to read this:
> >> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Digital_Television
> >> 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
> > as networking out? Anyone want to do the figures? What else is this
> > cable used for?
> > --
> > Mike Perkins
> I'd recommend putting the HDHR on a separate wired network. I had
> trouble getting consistent recording (while watching another show)
> until I did this.
My HDHR shares the same network as all my other network devices, although I
have 2 switches, 1 16 port Netgear 10/100 switch feeds the desktops, the
linux router, 1 MythFrontend, etc, then I have a Netgear Wireless N router
with 4 port gigabit switch built in, which has my HDHR, Mythbackend box, and
1 frontend, and an 1 port over to the 16 port switch.
so far I have been able to view 2 HD broadcasts from the HDHR successfully
without running out of bandwidth. My future plans are to get one managed
Gigabit switch and maybe put things on different vlans, but I have fallen
into the ease of having my main desktop and Mythbox on the same network so I
can easily copy files into the video folders without resorting to SSH.
Now in his case, the wireless link would would only connect to the router
and to the remote computer trying to connect to his network, he could still
maintain a wired office or where-ever his main computer is. But I do see a
major improvement in my television quality when I upgraded to in wall
wiring, it takes some time to learn to do it yourself, or well worth the
money to have someone fish it for you.
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