[mythtv-users] Highest number of simultaneous streams recorded?
kuphal at dls.net
Thu Oct 13 21:59:39 EDT 2005
Joe Votour wrote:
>I've recorded three SD streams off of analog cable
>using a PVR-350 and a PVR-500, while watching a fourth
>(or sometimes one of the three). The CPU usage for
>the recording is very low because of the hardware
>MPEG-2 encoders in the capture cards. No loss in
>The question that you ask is very vague, because you
>don't mention what capture hardware you have. An
>analog BT8x8 card is much more CPU intensive than a
>PVR-x50, for instance.
>I don't think that you can capture an HD stream
>(though I may be wrong on this). There are no HD
>capture cards that I'm aware of (the bandwidth for HD
>is insanely huge), and the set-top boxes that support
>Firewire output downsample the output (how far, I
You can capture ATSC HD with an HD-3000 or an Air2PC card as well as
firewire. Both are supported. I believe there are DVB cards for non-US
HD capture as well.
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