[mythtv-users] Kworld KW-LTV7131RF Question

Lonnie Borntreger myth at borntreger.com
Thu Mar 1 12:40:43 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 06:17 -0600, Carl Fongheiser wrote:
> On 3/1/07, Lonnie Borntreger <myth at borntreger.com> wrote:
>         I'm looking for something cheap to add a couple more tuners to
>         my backends, which are currently all PVR-500s.  I saw the
>         Kworld KW-LTV7131RF and liked its price point, and noticed in
>         the MythTV wiki that it should work just fine. 
>         However, it says "Real-Time MPEG 4/2/1 Encoding", but I can't
>         tell if that is on-chip, or in its Windows software.  I don't
>         want to deal with software encoding... my backends don't have
>         that kind of horsepower.
> That card is based on the Philips SAA7131 chip.  It's a simple
> frame-grabber card, so you would be using software encoding.

Darn it.  I was afraid of that, but hoped I found a nice cheap
solution.... oh, well.

Thanks for the response.

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