[mythtv-users] HDHR or PCI ATSC tuner?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 15:10:38 UTC 2011


On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Christopher Meredith
<chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking to buy a new card with at least dual ATSC tuners. The HDHR seems
> to be one of the better supported and more popular devices so I'm leaning
> that way. But I have an extra PCI (not PCIe) slot, and I'm wondering if
> there's an internal card that is also well supported and regarded that will
> fit my needs. What do people recommend?

Either :)

I have a HDHR3 and really like it. It overcomes some of the issues
with the HDHR2 like tuner sensitivity.

Pros:
- Doesn't require a kernel driver
- Doesn't have to be co-located with your backend, which is especially
useful in my case. I have a combined FE/BE in the entertainment center
but my HDHR is in the data closet in my office with the rest of my
network equipment.
- Well supported in MythTV.

Cons:
- Requires a network connection (If my router or switch goes out, I
loose my tuner).

Richard


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