[mythtv-users] Does this card do hardware mpeg2 encoding?
dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Tue Jan 29 02:44:17 UTC 2008
Justin The Cynical wrote:
> Don Brett wrote:
>> I came across a cheap capture card - Sabrent Philips7130 PCI TV
>> Tuner/Video Capture Card w/Remote
>> Does it do hardware encoding, or would I have to do something in
>> software? Thanks,
> Tough call.
> The geeks web site says it needs a P3 900, which screams software
> encoding to me.
> However, the sabrent web site says that it only needs a 366, which would
> be a hardware encoding card. And of course, the model numbers match but
> the pictures show two different card designs.
> IF you were to get this card, I would assume that it's software encoding
> and plan accordingly for the setup. That way if it is hardware
> encoding, it's a nice surprise and a bonus! :-)
> However, for not much more (about 40), one can pick up 1st gen air2pc
> ATSC cards off of ebay that will more than likely work perfectly for
> you. And with the oncoming switch to digital only, it might be worth
> grabbing a card now. A beat-the-rush kind of thing IMO.
> I snagged one before they became popular, so it only cost me around 20.
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I think I'll pass on this card. If it's not hardware encoding, I don't
think I want it. On the air2pc card, ebay seems to be sold out, so I'll
have to keep an eye out.
Actually, I have two MythTv boxes with Hauppage cards and they work
great. But when I do an upgrade, I want to do it on a third box, get it
working, then swap out the entire box (my daughter freaks when I wreck
her working Myth system). That's the only reason I was considering the
card. Thanks for the advice,
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