[mythtv-users] Newbie question: Best HDTV capture device to minimize load?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Feb 19 00:08:07 UTC 2007

On Feb 18, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Dan Ritter wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 04:49:05PM -0500, William Munson wrote:
>> I am a former Mythtv user who has been away for a while and want to
>> purchase some new hardware to let me capture HDTV. I have a nVidia  
>> based
>> video card (5200) and want to know which capture device is going to
>> minimize the cpu load. I have been looking at the HDhomerun and it  
>> seems
>> to be a good choice. Is there a better one?
>> Here is my current hardware:
>> AthlonXP 2800
>> nVidia 5200 driving the GRBHV input of the hd monitor
>> 2 PVR-250 capture cards.
> I'm using an HDHomeRun, and, with the proviso that I need to run
> the current svn checkout to get a good picture on it in Myth, I
> think it's just peachy. Presumably in a few months the fixes
> will have propagated to the standard build.

Hmmm. How bad is the picture with the standard build  
(0.20-20060828-3)? I'm expecting my HDHR to show up in a day or two  
(not sure if FedEx will deliver on President's Day).

Or should I think about pulling the HD-3000 out of my Gentoo box and  
putting it in my Myth test platform?

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