[mythtv-users] 2 in 1 - Reputable site / Which HD tuner card?
ryan.goat at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 19:51:16 UTC 2007
The HDhomerun is the best HD tuner (as far as I'm concerned). But it can't
tune non digital channels like some of the HD PCI tuners can.
On 1/16/07, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> 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.
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