[mythtv-users] DirecTV 5.1 audio capture

Jim Minihane min02jsm at minihane.tzo.com
Tue Mar 7 02:05:16 UTC 2006

How does anyone capture 5.1 from a source other than firewire? DirecTV boxes
don't have firewire outputs. Any capture cards have coax or optical digital
audio inputs?

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] DirecTV 5.1 audio capture

On 03/02/2006 03:08 PM, James Minihane wrote:
> DirecTV has digital audio output for DD5.1. How can that be captured using
> something like the PVR-150/250/500?

You could output the 5.1 to an external receiver that down-converts to 
2-channel stereo, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you're asking...  
(In other words, the PVR-x50's/500's only capture 2-channel stereo or mono.)

>  Would I need an additional sound card per DTV video input just for 5.1

You could capture 5.1 channels with an appropriate sound card, but 
muxing it with your video--in sync--is a whole other matter.


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