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

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Tue Jan 16 19:40:20 UTC 2007

Tom Lichti wrote:
> 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.
All this praise just gives me more motivation to buy one to replace my 
two AverMedia A180 cards and ditch my slave backend I built just to 
house them.  I can probably still sell off the A180s to recoup most of 
the cost of the HomeRun and then have an extra PC for other things.


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