[mythtv-users] TiVo Convert Experience - HDTV Video Card Recommendation

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed May 16 15:48:07 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> Jim Shank wrote:
>> I got it working. Not sure what I did but here are the steps: 
>> 1. Started hdhomerun manager on my Windows box and went to status for tuner
>> 0 
>> 2. Deleted both capture cards for the HDHR (Tuner 0 and 1) in mythtvsetup 
>> 3. Added new capture card but this time I used the id instead of FFFFFFFF
>> for tuner 0 
>> 4. Did not add another card for tuner 1 (I don't have an antenna attached to
>> it anyway) 
>> 5. Ran channel scan and it worked this time! 
>> I am guessing that either something was messed up in the database that was
>> cleared up when I deleted and recreated the capture card (possibly the
>> associated frequencies table) or using the ID instead of the broadcast
>> address resolved it. Feedback is welcome but now that I have it working, I
>> am not going to touch it. =) Thanks go out to everyone who contributed, now
>> to go enjoy some OTA HD.  
> Just curious since I have been looking in to getting the HDHomeRun
> myself, but can't you use a splitter and use the same antenna for both
> tuners?  Or does that not work the way I think it does?
It should work, but you may cause too much of a drop in signal. I plan 
on doing the same thing, I have a preamp to install first though.


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