[mythtv-users] Digital tuner card recommendations

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Sat Dec 16 14:32:24 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-12-16 at 00:01 -0600, Jared C. Davis wrote:
> So this HDHomeRun box can record two HD signals at once, and send them
> across the network to the backend?

> Is there enough bandwidth for that on a 100-megabit wire?
20 * 2 = 40. Ethernet doesn't start to fail until you are up
to about 70% capacity, and the HDHomeRun uses 40%. If you
have multiple units you have to start worrying about the
network topology.

> Do you even need a kernel module, or does it just do
> everything using regular networking?
No kernel module, but as it does use up network bandwidth.
You can search this list for the merits and demerits of
the different capture cards and devices.

-- Daniel

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