[mythtv-users] video card - Verizon FIOS

Hans Halvorson hhalvors at Princeton.EDU
Sun Jul 22 22:34:36 UTC 2007

Of course, by "video card" I meant "TV (capture) card".

At Sun, 22 Jul 2007 18:25:46 -0400,
Hans wrote:
> I am looking for recommendations for a video card that will capture
> the most possible from Verizon FIOS TV input.  Unfortunately, I do not
> know the technical details of the input -- nor does it seem that
> Verizon tech support is willing to provide this information.  However,
> based on information from other users, it appears that probably the
> first 50 channels are sent in clear QAM.  (Are there any experiments I
> can do to ascertain more information?  On a very old TV, I only get a
> signal from the first 14 channels; but on a Series 2 TiVo, I get the
> first 50.  With the FIOS set top box, I get all 500 or so channels,
> minus the premium channels.)  Which video cards will get the clear QAM
> input -- pcHDTV, Hauppauge?
> Many of the other channels are apparently encrypted, and I realize
> that there is no hope of getting these through the video card.  But
> since I hardly watch these, I don't plan to send the signal through a
> set top box first.
> Which video cards might be good choices for this kind of setup?
> Thanks,
> Hans
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