[mythtv-users] capture card

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 28 16:29:46 UTC 2005

Jarod Watkins wrote:

> I was wondering what is the cheapest mythtv compatible capture card  
> with mpeg2 encoding? I have a satellite receiver, so a s-video  
> connector is required. Thanks ahead.

I would recommend using a Hauppauge (even if you can get a Yuan or 
something else cheaper).  Currently the cheapest of the Hauppauge line 
is the PVR-150 (it's also the best--the PVR-500 is basically just two 
PVR-150's, so it's not really "better," just two of the best).

You can find the PVR-150 for about $70 after rebates at local retailers 
(CompUSA, Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.).  If you don't want to wait for 
a special, it will cost about $90.


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