[mythtv-users] DVICo Fusion Gold ... way to use Analog AND DTVfrom the same card?

Rob djrobx at djrobx.com
Sat Feb 11 09:13:06 UTC 2006

I don't know if I can agree that it's a driver issue - the drivers are
perfectly capable of doing either digital or analog video.  Myth simply
doesn't offer a way to manage those two interfaces together intelligently.
PVR-150 cards may be somewhat inexpensive, but slots are often at a premium.
I'd rather have two DVICo Fusion cards and be able to have more possibities,
than have separate analog and digital tuners.   Given the enormously complex
configurations that Myth allows one to create, I'm surprised this hasn't
been implemented yet. 



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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael Freeman
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 8:34 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] DVICo Fusion Gold ... way to use Analog AND
DTVfrom the same card?


i think that's a driver issue...get the driver maintainers to merge the
functionality and myth will probably play nicely with it.
i think that could be done though...the fusion cards have a mpeg encoder for
the analog channels and they pull mpeg from digital feeds, so it ought to be
possible to make a driver that simply returns mpeg for everything. 
(disclaimer: i know nothing about linux driver development but i'd sure as
hell use these drivers if someone made them and needed a tester).

On 2/10/06, Rob <djrobx at djrobx.com> wrote:

The Fusion Gold (and Lite) are capable of recording Analog channels.   Myth
supports it as a V4L card.   However, I can't seem to have both HDTV Digital
and Analog at the same time.    Myth seems to think they're separate cards,
and that causes problems when Myth tries to do something with the DVB and
"analog" sides of the card at the same time.


Most people seem to be using multiple cards for analog and digital (HDTV).
But I would really like to take full advantage of the possibilities
available on the Fusion.     I only use analog TV sporadically so it seems
silly to buy an expensive PVR-150 card when the Fusion should do what I need
on its own.  Has anyone gotten this to work?   


-- Rob

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