[mythtv-users] Re: Hardware Recommendations?

Todd Bowman tbowman75 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 3 14:58:05 UTC 2005

Robert Tsai wrote:

>On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 12:25:06AM -0400, Todd Bowman wrote:
>>I'm thinking of adding a second frontend to be able to watch content
>>on a second TV and also to relieve some of the recording conflicts
>>that keep popping up.  I'm looking for an "inexpensive" video
>>capture card.  Since I have STBs for my digital cable, I don't need
>>a TV tuner, just S-Video.  Does anybody have any recommendations?
>I think you're confused.
>The second frontend will let you watch content on a second TV, but it
>won't help you with recording conflicts, nor does it need a video
>capture card. (It will need a video card to display content to your
>Adding video capture cards to an existing backend (or building a
>second slave backend machine) will help you with recording conflicts,
>but by itself won't let you watch content on a second TV.
>You can of course have machines running both FE and BE software.
>(To [not] answer your explicitly-posed question, I don't have any
>hardware recommendations.)
I guess a slave backend with frontend is what I meant.  I don't think 
adding a second capture card to my current MythTV box will work because 
of the need for two STBs.  Back to my original question:  Any 
recommendations for S-Video capture cards?

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