[mythtv-users] Is there an analog/HD tuner out there?

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 18 21:27:31 UTC 2007

Fred Squires wrote:
> On 1/18/07, *Nick Morrott* <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com 
> <mailto:knowledgejunkie at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 18/01/07, Steve <mythtv at birniefamily.net
>     <mailto:mythtv at birniefamily.net>> wrote:
>      > I was pretty excited about the HD HomeRun when I first started
>     looking
>      > into tuners.  I think it's a great product, but the one thing I
>     didn't
>      > realize until after I bought one was that it only does HD
>     channels, not
>      > analog.
>      >
>      > Since my plan was to keep my cable service and use MythTV as a
>     possible
>      > replacement for my DVR, that leaves 90% or more of the channels
>     unavailable.
>      >
>      > Are there tuners that handle both HD and analog?
>     THE pcHDTV HD-5500 (and the earlier HD-3000 version also I think) card
>     does - it has an HDTV-capable tuner and also S-Video and audio inputs
>     for analogue capture. pcHDVT is also a very Linux-friendly company.
> Just to point out, pcHDTV analog tuners are software tuners, meaning 
> that your cpu has to do all the encoding.  Also, I've heard the quality 
> isn't as good on these as on the hardware encoders such as the Hauppauge 
> PVR-150, and it's always good to have a second tuner.
> -- 
> It was supposed to be so Easy.
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What would really be awesome would be something like a HDHR2 
(fictitious...) that does HDTV/Analog reception, has svideo input and 
then streams mpeg2 for everything.   To top it off it would also have a 
cable card slot.
Man talk about being ridiculously useful.  Ah... Just though of another 
feature, it could be able to stream from all 3 aforementioned sources 
simultaneously.  I'd let that feature slide though if the others worked. 
   I'd even let the cable card slot slide. :-)

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