[mythtv-users] Adding an hd5500

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Fri Jan 19 18:41:20 UTC 2007

Paul cnudde wrote:

> 1.  Will a pvr500 pickup standard cable channels from digital cable?
> (provider is Rogers Cable in Toronto if that helps)

Don't have one, but it should.  Digital cable here also includes the
analog channels on the analog (basic cable) frequencies.

> 2. Or will I have to ditch the PVR500 altogether and get a second hd5500
> for a dual tuner setup?

The 5500 is a dual tuner card...it will do both analog and HD/digital.

> 3. How does splitting digital cable affect signal?

If you split it enough to drop signal strength below a certain level,
you'll get dropouts and pixellation, whereas the analog signals just get

> 4. Are there any known compatability issues with these two cards?

Can't help you with that one, as I don't have a PVR-500.

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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