[mythtv-users] Air2pc HD5000 analog sdtv

Steve Berlo steveb at berlo.no-ip.info
Wed Nov 7 23:13:53 UTC 2007

Kevin Bailey wrote:

>On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 10:25:26PM -0700, Ron Garrison wrote:
>>   On 11/2/07, Steve Berlo <[2]steveb at berlo.no-ip.info > wrote:
>>        I just installed a new HD5000 tuner card in my Myth box running
>>     Fedora 7.  This card is supposed to be capable of HDTV and SDTV, but
>Perhaps you just confused the card with the pchdtv HD5500 (and
>previous incarnations) that did receive analog signals (although
>a bit clumsily.) Only $10 more.
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>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
It was actually what Ron said - I assumed that SDTV meant analog SD and 
not digital SD.  The description of this card on cyberestore.com says it 
will do SDTV and that was my confusion.

I had a pcHDTV HD3000 card, but I didn't think it was as good as the 
Air2PC HD5000 card for HD tuning.  The HD3000 also received analog 
signals, but the picture was very bad IMHO.  I have a DVico Fusion Lite 
card now.  The analog picture is pretty good, however, when tuning from 
digital to analog in Myth (maybe in everything, I have only tested in 
Myth), the analog picture freezes up - but only for the first channel I 
try to switch to.  So some of my recordings are just a frozen image of 
that channel when the recording starts.  That was the reason for trying 
to find another card.

So anyway, hope all of that helps someone else who is trying to figure 
out what card is best for them! ;)  I'm still searching for a single 
card solution for both analog and digital (until the whole world goes 
digital and I don't have to worry about this anymore!).  So I would love 
to hear success stories from anyone with a good single digital/analog 
card that works with Myth!


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