[mythtv] USB tv tuner with mpg2 compression

kevin thayer mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 6 Dec 2002 10:11:04 -0800 (PST)

yeah, but for pcs that don't have the option of
hardware encoding (like them cute little c3 buggers),
it's pretty darn cool. 

oh, and at $200, you still need a tv card ;) , so
total cost probaby closer to $250, but your point is
well taken. $70 cheaper for a software solution


> Well, those WinTV USB PVR cards go for almost $200. 
> You can buy something 
> like an XP 1700+, 256MB of DDR ram, and a
> motherboard and get better 
> quality/higher compression for about that much. 
> Which is more useful? =)  If 
> they were closer to $50, and you could hook up 4 of
> them, then I'd be 
> interested.  But you can't, so...
> Isaac

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