[mythtv-users] Hauppauge Win TV HVR USB Stick

Bryan Mayland bmayland+mythtv at capnbry.net
Thu Aug 9 14:20:25 UTC 2007

mlists wrote:
> I'm thinking of getting this card -
> http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10081833&catid=10524
> But something I haven't seen about this is 1) is it compatible with
> Mythtv and secondly, I'm in Canada with Rogers Cable and they have
> unencrypted digital channels available with their service.  This card
> says it can pick up over-the-air atsc digital... does that include
> channels from cable when it's plugged in?

I considered getting one those for a third tuner too. but I'd avoid that
product for a number of reasons.

1) It has an ATSC tuner, which is VSB modulation.  Almost every cable
company (and all that have cablecard) use QAM modulation.  That means
you can't tune any digital channel off cable.

2) The NTSC tuner is a frame grabber.  It does not have an MPEG2 encoder
on it, so you'll have to software encode.

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