[mythtv-users] S-Video capture card choices?

Blake blake at kingdomrpg.com
Wed Aug 31 00:45:46 UTC 2005

> Can't comment on this card, but I spent five minutes at the MF's site
> and couldn't find the card, let alone any specifics about how it works
> or whether or not it's supported in Linux. I wouldn't buy it solely
> for that reason.

Yeah. I'm converting an existing machine for MythTv and I started by  
booting up Knoppix and making sure everything worked.

> I agree. Rebates are crap, and I make a point of letting the shop know
> this whenever I buy something.

Yep. If it's got a rebate I won't buy it. (The only exception being  

> But the real thing to keep in mind with MythTV is the realtive PITA
> factor in getting everything working. PVR cards are very well
> supported, and you'll be up and running quickly by simply following
> directions. Other cards supported to varying degrees, or not at all.
> It's not worth trying to save $10 on a capture card -- just get one
> that you know will work. Save money other places if you have to.

That I believe. But I've been known to throw money at a problem to make it  
go away--and not being able to make it go away.<s>

The Hauppauge looks good and seems to be the card name I hear the most  
frequently. So...that'll do.

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