[mythtv-users] Best card for capturing OTA HDTV
myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Nov 19 18:04:23 UTC 2008
On Nov 19, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Joe_Polvino at elementk.com wrote:
> I'm considering building a mythtv box, and want to learn more about
> capture devices. I currently have a ChannelMaster 4228 that feeds my
> HDTV, which has a built in tuner and is capable of displaying 1080i.
> I'd like to get suggestions on cards that can capture HDTV up to
> 1080i off a coax cable attached to an antenna. I do not have cable
> nor satellite, just the antenna.
HDHomeRun is a common device. It's an external box that connects via
ethernet so it's unobtrusive. It's also nice because it has 2 tuners.
I have the pcHDTV-5500 which I'm happy with. It's a PCI device, 1
tuner and built specifically for linux so they are usually on top of
it when stuff in linux breaks it - which hasn't happened in a really
There's more information about these and others here:
> Also, please clarify this: ATSC is already encoded, so is it true
> that the card itself does not need to do any encoding?
Yes, that's true. The card just needs to tune and send along the
information it receives. No processing required.
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