[mythtv-users] First DVB-T2 tuner announced - Hauppauge PCTV Nanostick T2 290e
anothersname at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 8 14:01:27 UTC 2010
On 8 September 2010 14:53, Gordon McCrae <gordon.mccrae at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 08/09/10 14:42, Another Sillyname wrote:
>>> Why would you need a PCI version? Have you run out of USB ports?
>>> Mike Perkins
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>> In my experience USB TV tuners can get a little toasty sometimes, I'd
>> always opt for a PCI-e version if it was available purely for better
>> thermal management.
> Surely that thinking is backwards; better to have the "toasty" components
> external to the case than internal?
> From what I know, the PCI DVB-T in fact contains the same chips as the USB,
> so better to have them outside the case.
> Also, having them external makes for simpler swapout etc. and testing on UAT
> rig, I know my biggest problem with upgrades is always with having to move
> PCI cards around.
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I disagree with your logic I'm afraid, if I have devices inside the
case I can have cooling and fans to control Thermals, not so easy with
a USB device outside the case. I've used a Hauppauge USB Dual Tuner
stick in the past that was really quite hot to touch when under
extended load, hotter then I personally would find acceptable for a
device 'hanging loose' as it were. I appreciate your comment about
slots being an issue but I use Asus 6 and 7 slot PCI-e motherboards to
solve that problem, swapout for any of my cards can be done in under 2
minutes using thumb screw cases.
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