[mythtv-users] capture card for DirecTV

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Sun Dec 3 01:30:43 UTC 2006

Jeremy Tietsort wrote:
> I'm new to Myth, but have been studying the docs for the past few
> days.  It seems typical for some users to have a PVR350 for use with
> DirectTv, but I thought I read somewhere that since the sat boxes will
> already encode, all you need is a capture card instead of a full blown
> tuner card.
> Do I have this right?  I'm going to be buying a new card either way,
> just wondering what I should be looking for.  I don't want to buy
> something I won't need.
No, but if you search online you can find modified boxes that have 
firewire output but the cost is high and I'm not sure of its legal status.


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