bidwell at dead-city.org
Thu Aug 9 16:10:40 EDT 2007
Kevin Kitts wrote:
> Hi All,
> I currently have a simple analog/Hauppauge PVR-350 based MythTV system.
> Just curious - has anyone out there used HDHomeRun (
> <http://www.silicondust.com/wiki/products/hdhomerun> ) with MythTV? I
> don't subscribe to any "premium" Montgomery County/Comcast Channels -
> but I've seen some reports from random Google searches that even some of
> the basic digital channels are encrypted.
> I've also considered the pcHDTV5500, but I only have 1 PCI slot in this
> computer and that would mean I'd have to remove my PVR-350. Not a
> problem really, but I'm a bit puzzled - because neither the HDHomeRun or
> the pcHDTV5500 come with a remote control - so I'm wondering how I would
> control MythTV at that point...
> Any advice much apprec...
I can only speak to the pcHDTV5500 as I have it after upgrading from
a PVR-250. The pcHDTV works great. However the documentation, I find,
is lacking. I didn't feel a need for both cards because in theory
the atsc and ntsc programming should be the same.
The thing I wish I knew then that I know now is that you really need
a nvidia card to play back hdtv, and a little bit beefier processor.
I think it's recommended to have dual core if you frontend and backend
are the same machine. I do believe some people have gotten a
remote working with the pcHDTV and you can scan through their message
board to see how they did it.
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