[mythtv-users] HDTV test & questions
mitchell2345 at msn.com
Fri Dec 8 20:30:15 UTC 2006
I am thinking about buying a HDTV capture card for OTA ATSC broadcasts. I am not sure which card to buy. At one point I bought the Fusion card but couldnt get it to work in linux and windows it would lock onto channels. Even though i am only 13 milesf from the tower. Anyways...
Which card would you recommend? I am looking at the pcHDTV 5500 or the AirStar 5000. Is the pcHDTV worth the extra $35 over the airstart?
How hard are these card to integrate into a working myth box with a pvr150 connected to cable tv?
is it as simple as...
1. Create a new lineup at Zap2It. (and disable SD channels on cable that i get OTA)
2. install firmware
3. configure new card in mythsetup
4. fun mythfilldatabase
Also as a monitor I am using a Infocus SP4805. It only has a native resolution of 480p. I plan on upgradeding eventually but not quite yet. The picture still looks crisp. Before I buy a capture card I would like to test the quality of a .ts over the downloaded TV shows on my projector.
Would someone be so kind to catpure aprox. 10mins of a show. Preferably a drama show so i can do a direct comparison. Maybe desperate housewives. I know that is always uploaded. If you could/would please contact me and ill give you a username and password of my ftp server, being it will be a 100mb file or so.
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