[mythtv-users] Recommend an HD/SD tuner card?
adeffs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 00:03:19 UTC 2006
On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:27, Tony Godshall wrote:
> According to Steve Adeff,
> > On Thursday 12 January 2006 14:04, Dorsey Graphics wrote:
> > > That's the issue - it may be Comcast, it may be DirecTC. Probably not
> > > OTA, but I don't really know yet.
> > Comcast
> > Possible HD cable box firewire for HD capture
> > 5C could prevent lots of channels from being captured
> > Possible QAM for HD tuner
> > limitied channels if it works
> > DirecTV
> > No HD into Myth
> > OTA
> > singal reception problems
> > only OTA channels
> > > Is there a card that will work well for all?
> > no card that I know of does HD and SD together well. If you want to do
> > QAM/ATSC, then get a cheap HD tuner card, ~$100 and if you want to do SD
> > get a PVR-150, ~$70 or PVR-500 ~$150.
> In my experience, whatever card can receive digital HDTV
> can also receive (digital) SDTV. In my area, KQED transmits
> five or six (digital) SD channels when it's not transmitting
> HDTV. It's important not to confuse digital SD with analog
> TV, and certainly not to use "SD" as a shorthand for the
> latter. The PVR-150 will only capture analog.
true, but from what I understand, "digital SD" is technically ED since the
exact resolutions etc vary depending on channel, carrier, etc.
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