[mythtv-users] Jump to HD from PVR-150

Joseph Kezar joseph.kezar at gmail.com
Tue May 10 18:58:11 UTC 2011


I currently have a digital converter box connected to a homemade antenna.  I
get all my local channels which is enough for me.  I have the digital
converter box plugged into my analog PVR-150.  I dont think I need to worry
about encryption as I do not have a cable/satalite provider.

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> On 5/10/2011 14:38, Joseph Kezar wrote:
> > I've enjoyed my Hauppauge PVR-150 for years.  I am now starting to get
> > interested in an HD Tuner card.  I do not know much about what to look
> > for.  I am in North America so NTSC or ATSC is important...I think.
> >  Is the Hauppauge HVR-1600 the logical leap from the analog PVR-150
> > into a HD tuner?
>
> Could you explain a bit more about what you're going for?  NTSC hasn't
> been useful for broadcast in the US for almost two years now, and using
> a PVR-150 to record off a broadcast DTA is just foolish.  Either you're
> in Canada where NTSC is still common, or you've been recording analog
> cable.  We need to know what you intend to do before we can recommend
> hardware.  There are significantly cheaper ATSC tuners than the
> HVR-1600, but those are cheaper since you wouldn't get a hardware
> encoder for use with analog cable or STB capture.
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