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

Craig Courtney craig at dawnsedge.com
Fri Jan 19 05:24:30 UTC 2007

I have 2 of the Kworld 110 cards.  They do not play well doing both  
NTSC and ATSC.  The current drivers does not properly switch inputs.   
It may work for you if you are doing cable / QAM as they would use  
the same input, but I couldn't even get that working properly  

This was all with new install of Gentoo (2.6.18-gentoo-r6 w/ manually  
patch .20 to include NTSC support for 110) earlier this week as well  
as an up to date Fedora Core 6 using atrpms bleeding SVN.  FC 6 just  
released a 2.6.19 package today, but I have not tried that as of  
yet.  Still debating on FC 6, Gentoo, or Ubuntu.


On Jan 18, 2007, at 7:50 PM, Jake Palmer wrote:

>> From: Calvin Harrigan <charriglists at bellsouth.net>
>> 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.
> The Kworld ATSC-110 also does both analog and digital.  It's fully  
> supported
> in Linux and the dual analog/digital is now supported in SVN.  But  
> like the
> pcHDTV cards stated above, the analog tuner uses software encoding.
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