[mythtv-users] good capture card?
myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Jun 19 03:59:12 UTC 2008
On Jun 18, 2008, at 8:36 PM, Depo Catcher wrote:
> Top posting?
> I talked to the Best buy guy, he said suggested a few cards and said
> they would work with any cable provider. But said they would only
> work in Windows. Why does linux have all these different formats
> and encryption? My friend has an apple and he just plugged the
> cable in and it worked. I want a card just like that, but works in
Top-posting is when your reply is on top of the last reply. Acceptable
in one-on-one email conversation, get very confusing very quickly on
He plugged his cable into an apple? I assume you mean some Apple
computer product. I also assume you mean an Apple TV since that's the
only TV-related Apple computer. I also assume you didn't plug cable TV
into it since it doesn't accept television input. It only outputs to a
The guy at Best Buy is an idiot. He just wants to sell you something.
He doesn't care if it actually works with your digital and/or analog
This is not a Windows vs. Linux issue. This is a "How do I get video
from my cable provider to a computer in a useable way?" issue. You
would have to answer these same questions no matter how you plan on
capturing television with a computer of any kind.
The guy at Best Buy is an idiot. That was important enough to say twice.
All that said, if you are having these types of questions, I would say
you are not ready to dive into MythTV. It's not consumer-ready. It's
meant for software developers, people already familiar with linux and
people who are willing to spend many many hours of tinkering to get
things working how you need them to work. Honestly - it's not easy. It
will take a lot more work before it becomes easy.
If you still insist on getting something to capture cable, go for the
HD HomeRun. It will have the fewest issues. It's an external box that
doesn't require a PCI slot and you don't have to load special kernel
drivers to get it to work.
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