[mythtv-users] New Tuner Card

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 16:33:33 UTC 2008


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> Richi Plana wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was hoping to get a new TV tuner card. I was hoping to get people's
> > opinions on what the best card is to use with MythTV in terms of Linux
> > and mythtv support. Could I get people's opinions on both standard cable
> > tuners as well as HD ones?
>
> If by "standard cable" you mean analog I'd look at the PVR-150s, if you
> can find one.
>
> For digital (which does not mean "HD") I'd go with the HDHR.
>
> Both these cards are well supported by Linux and Myth.
>
> But if you are looking for a guarantee of functionality, no such thing
> exists.
>
> beww
> _______________________________________________
>

A quick note re: HDHRs and digital cable - I'm using an HDHR on Charter in
the Boston market, and it only tunes in OTA HD (broadcast networks). It does
not tune any digital cable channels for me. I have no idea if there's a card
that can tune digital cable without the use of an STB.
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