[mythtv-users] Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick
Carl L. Gilbert
clg-social at rigidsoftware.com
Thu May 22 12:31:52 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 20:05 -0400, Raphael wrote:
> Carl L. Gilbert wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 19:40 -0400, Raphael wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Well, in all honesty I don't know. I just set it up as described in
> >> > my wiki page, checked the recording profile and use it to record.
> >> > Beyond that, it just works as I need it to - record what I tell you to
> >> > record, when I tell you to record it...
> >> >
> >> > I've run MythTV since .17 and have never really cared much about how
> >> > it recorded this in what format, as long as 'it just works'. Aside
> >> > from patching the code to allow me 2 instances of V4L settings, I
> >> > haven't done much customization or digging into MythTV. I've found
> >> > most of the default 'technical' settings 'just work'.
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> >> This card has no hardware encoder in it. It simply dumps the digital
> >> mpeg2 transport stream to your hard disk.
> >> It's really not that amazing, and not too astonishing to achieve such a
> >> feat.
> >> I've had one running since last November. The drivers I installed don't
> >> have support for analog reception. It also does not pick up QAM. This is
> >> OTA ATSC only.
> >> HTH
> >> Raphael
> >> _______________________________________________
> > Hmm, so what do I need with an encoder? Since the digital signals are
> > in MPEG format I only need an encoder if I am watching analog?
> > Thanks again,
> > CL
> That was my point ;)
> With digital you don't need an encoder. So if you don't want to use this
> for analog, you have nothing to worry about. :)
What is the difference between an HDTV card and a digital SDTV? If they
are both simply dumping MPEG streams, then I don't see the difference.
And I am at a loss as to why there is a special section about HDTV cards
and why all digital tuner cards don't claim HDTV?
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