[mythtv-users] HDTV cards w/o antenna
rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Sun Jun 12 14:38:20 UTC 2005
On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 10:11:56AM -0400, David Fitzgerald wrote:
> The HD-3000 specs or FAQs claim that you need to have an antenna and
> that it is incompatible with a cable company's HDTV feed (I use RCN,
> or Comcast is also available to me). Depending upon how you read
> it, it may be talking about the older HD-2000 or maybe both the
> HD-2000 and the HD-3000. I'm not sure if it is a typo or a
> The other option, the Air2PC card, claims to optimally "receive 8VSB
> (ATSC) digital broadcast signals", and appears to have only an RF
> interface. Is this two different ways of saying that you simply
> cannot capture any HTDV signal on either of these two cards w/o
> having an antenna?
> If so, I'm extremely underwhelmed. The last thing I want to do is
> deal with an antenna on a MythTV box. I'm hoping I'm mistaken.
FWIW, I am using two HD-3000 cards with great success using a $20
Radio Shack indoor UHF antenna as input (split to both cards).
Of course, YMMV depending on your location relative to broadcast
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