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

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Jan 16 17:56:06 UTC 2007

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 1/16/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Bump for the HD HomeRun. Two HD tuners, no driver hassles, can
> conveniently place anywhere (not tied to the location of your
> backend).

Another thumbs up for the HD HomeRun. I love mine.


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