[mythtv-users] Suggestions for HDTV system

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Nov 9 06:06:05 UTC 2006

Mark Chang wrote:
> I want to record OTA (ATSC) HDTV. I am looking to buy parts that will
> make things go the smoothest. I'd also like to be able to expand to
> record basic NTSC cable in the near future and replace my Tivo
> completely.
> Currently on the docket to buy, so please chime in with your thoughts:
>  * Dell E521 Athlon 64 3200+
>    nforce chipset with nvidia 6150LE graphics w/DVI
>  * Air2PC, pcHDTV, KWorld? Which one???
>  * Some sort of PCIe x16 video card...
> I need help picking a reliable HDTV card. Anyone have some hints?
I would recommend the AverMedia A180.  It is cheap ($80) and works great 
for me with QAM over cable but also does OTA.  I had zero problems 
getting it working with the OS provided DVB support and no problems when 
I added a second card.


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