[mythtv-users] 2 in 1 - Reputable site / Which HD tuner card?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jan 16 16:49:00 UTC 2007

On Jan 16, 2007, at 8:29 AM, Steve wrote:

> I may be asking a wrong question here, since I know people aren't  
> supposed
> to solicit buying or selling their stuff or promoting their sites.  I
> understand if the first question doesn't get answered.
> I'm looking around to buy my first tuner card.  A lot of the sites  
> I've
> found I've never heard of before and I'm just wondering if there's one
> site most people use.  Sort of a "newegg" for video.
> To make this 2 topics in 1 email, I'm trying to decide between the  
> AirStar
> 5500 or the pcHDTV 5500.  I'm thinking the AirStar from reading a few
> articles, but I just wanted to see what other people thought.

I've got the pcHDTV-5500 and am happy with it. I only use it for DVB  
recording and only OTA, but I bought it in case I switch to cable one  
day and want to use QAM. I had to install drivers from their site  
since the ones that come with later kernels didn't seem to work, but  
I'm also on FC-5. Maybe 6 is better? I don't have any experience with  
the other card you mentioned.

Also, have you considered the HD HomeRun? It's like having 2 cards in  
an external box that connects via Ethernet. It's especially nice when  
you start adding other cards and run out of slots like SD cards,  
gigabit card, etc. Also, you don't have to worry about drivers. Many  
people on the list are happy with it.

Oh.. and asking advice about buy a hardware is fine on the list.  
Asking, "Can you sell me..." or "Would anyone like to buy..." isn't.

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