[mythtv-users] completely new and have questions before I buy hardware
qgriffith22 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 5 22:08:17 UTC 2008
Thank you for your quick reply. I have Time Warner cable so the basic 125 channels of cable would be on the coax. From what I understand you don't need the Time Warner box to get those, but you need it to get the HDTV and "On Demand" channels. The reason I don't want to get yet another cable box is becaue they charge around 10 bucks a month per box. What digital tvtuner card are you using?
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From: Kevin Bailey <ke-myth at retriever.dyndns.org>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, September 5, 2008 6:09:42 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] completely new and have questions before I buy hardware
On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 02:26:00PM -0700, Quenten Griffith wrote:
> I live in the US and analog is going to go away in 2009. I was going to
> purchase a PVR-350 card, however you can't find it any where since it is
> analog. If I find this card, and just hook it up to coax (not the Timewarner
> box), will it still work after February 2009?
Not sure what is out your coax. If its a TV antenna, it won't
work in Feb.
> If I get a digital based card
> (does anyone have recommendations that play well with Linux) will it work
> hooked to coax and not going through a cable box?
Again, if coax = antenna, it will work now and in Feb.
> The CPU I plan on using is
> rather old it is a Athelon 64bit 3200, so I was looking for a card with the
> decoder/encoder built on the tvtuner card, however it appears only analog cards
> come with this feature, do the digital cards not need this?
For digital transmissions, you don't need to compress it.
It is sent and received already compressed.
A 3200 is considered borderline. I use a 3400 and it records,
commercial flags and plays over the air (antenna) stuff just fine.
All you need to do is pick up a digital tuner to give it a
try. Can't hurt.
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