[mythtv-users] Recommend an HD/SD tuner card?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 13 17:28:48 UTC 2006

Steve Adeff wrote:

> On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:27, Tony Godshall wrote:
>> According to Steve Adeff,
>>> 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.

 From http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ISSUES/what_is_ATSC.html

1080i and 720p are called High Definition TV (HDTV).  480p is called 
Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV).  480i is Standard Definition TV (SDTV).


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