[mythtv-users] HDTV reception via Cable

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Mar 8 22:02:29 UTC 2006

Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm thinking about switching providers. I've heard about HDTV 
> reception/recording
> via Cable. How does that work? Do I just buy an HD-3000 card and plug it 
> into my
> analog cable and hope it isn't encrypted?
I just completed adding such a card to my MythTV system so the answer is 
: Basically, yes.  I did it with an AverTVHD card ($80 at buy.com).  
There is a good QAM page on the wiki : 
that explains basically how to scan for channels and get them into Myth. 
> Would I be able to receive SD cable signals from the same card? Or would 
> I need
> an SD card, like a PVR 150?
Depends on the card.  Some can, some can't.  The one I mentioned above 
cannot.  The DVB wiki http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_cards 
has a great page of information about supported hardware.  Anything on 
this list should work in Myth and be recognized as a DVB tuner.   I 
still have a PVR-500 and PVR-150 for my SD programming.  Having the HD 
tuner makes me just want more HD tuners and at that price, it's not much 
more expensive than a PVR-150 but it doesn't get all the same channels 
since I don't get my SD stations on QAM


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