[mythtv-users] Considering HDHomeRun, is this a bad time to buy an HD-5500?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 23:55:23 UTC 2006

On 10/20/06, Henry A Harper III <hah at alumni.rice.edu> wrote:
> > On Oct 20, 2006, at 12:39 PM, Richard Bronosky wrote:
> > > I've finally gotten up the nerve to go HD, but am wondering if the
> > > HD-5500 is still the best way to go.  (in the US)
> >
> > I had issues getting the dvb stuff to work with my HD-5500, but once
> > those issues were resolved (had to completely remove any mention of
> > dvb from the kernel and reinstall using the drivers from pchdtv.com)
> > I've not had a single problem.
> I also had some setup issues just because I have three HD5500s in one
> FE/BE - I needed to pass a kernel parameter to reserve enough memory for
> three copies of the dvb drivers - but since then the tuners have been
> completely transparent and lovely in ATSC operation. I have no other ATSC
> card experience, just an HTL-HD and HR10-250.

out of curiosity, what was the dvb driver memory problem?

I've got two A180's and an HD3000. I like the idea of the linux only
aspect of the pcHDTV people, but for basically 1/2 the price the
A180's work as well as the HD card.

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