[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 5500 - NTSC and QAM?
ryan.goat at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 00:51:20 UTC 2007
On 3/4/07, Steven Sartorius <ssartor at bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> I'm looking at upgrading my current Myth setup (SD only, version .18)
> to something capable of handling HD. I'm a Comcast analog cable
> subscriber and recently picked up an external HD tuner (a Samsung DTB-
> H260F) to see what I could get via QAM off my coax. There's enough
> unencrypted HD content (all the local OTA channels, DiscoveryHD,
> Universal HD) that I'd like to have the option to record in either HD
> or SD. A little research turned up the pcHDTV 5500 -- a QAM capable
> card with both ATSC and NTSC tuners. My question is (of course!) how
> well does it work in Myth? Specifically, is anyone using the card to
> record both HD and SD (not at the same time of course)? If so, how
> does this work? Do you specify two different inputs to Myth? Does
> the card show up as having two different tuners? What's the quality
> of SD capture? Any insight into the nuts and bolts of how the 5500
> handles both QAM and SD would be much appreciated...
> I have no info about the pcHDTV5500. But I have a question for you. Why
not continue using the current SD tuner that you already have? Just add a
new HD tuner.
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