[mythtv-users] MythTV and a DirecTV HD reciever

Disconnect mythtv at gotontheinter.net
Wed Aug 23 12:40:26 UTC 2006

When they passed the firewire law, they were thinking about cable and forgot 
sat.  So your only real option is painfully expensive - 

Looks like their 'sale prices' are about $800, plus (usually) the AVX1 for 
$400. (Or get them to upgrade your receiver for $600 plus the AVX1.)  If you 
are fond of hand-soldering to surface mount chips, the DIY kits are $400.

Reports are that they work great, but ymmv. I've been glaring at that page 
and my bank statement off and on for a while now :)

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, James W. Mills did have cause to say:

> So, here is my question.  What do I need in order for MythTV to capture
> incoming HD signal from my direcTV tuner?  I see several PCI cards like
> the HD-5500 that allow OTA capture, but do not specifically say yay or
> nay to DirecTV.

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