[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 5500 - QAM and NTSC

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Mar 6 04:36:26 UTC 2007


I think the confusion lies in that with a single 5500 card, you can't
record one QAM show and one NTSC show at the same time, or watch one as
Live TV and record another at the same time.  But you can switch between
the two tuners by changing channels.


> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 20:03:12 -0500
> From: Steven Sartorius <ssartor at bellatlantic.net>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] pcHDTV 5500 - QAM and NTSC
> To: rcs at malibyte.net, Discussion about mythtv
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> On Mar 5, 2007, at 14:46, Bob Sully wrote:
>> I have two pcHDTV cards in my BE/FE box.  There was a bit of a
>> learning
>> curve for me, being a Myth noob, but once I got the card set up, it
>> worked
>> just fine for both QAM and NTSC.  The key is to set up two different
>> DataDirect lineups, one for each set of channels.  After I got that
>> working well, I added a second card.  No major problems so far, and
>> now I
>> can record two shows at once.
>> $0.02 worth; HTH.
>> Bob
> Very interesting.  One poster said that he thought that you could
> only use the card either in QAM or NTSC mode but not both (something
> about you could only load one set of drivers at boot time).  It
> sounds like, using one card, you are able to switch back and forth
> between the two depending on what you want to capture.
> thanks,
> Steve

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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