[mythtv-users] Dual Tuners - HDTV - suggestions

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Fri Nov 16 16:02:10 UTC 2007

On Friday 16 November 2007 10:27:43 jack snodgrass wrote:
> I have 2 hdtv, ota, tuner cards on my backend.....
> can anyone suggest a dual, 2 tuner hdtv card that
> I can replace them with. I'd prefer to get two tuners
> from a single PCI slot if possible, but they have to
> by HDTV cards that I can get OTA signals from.

Please say where you live; the HDTV offerings vary from one part of the world 
to another. My suspicion is that you're in the US, so I'll continue on that 

I don't know of any dual-tuner HDTV PCI cards; AFAIK, all HDTV PCI cards are 
single-tuner devices. There is, however, the HDHomeRun, which is an external 
Ethernet-interfaced device with two HDTV tuners. IIRC, the HDHomeRun doesn't 
have any analog tuners, so you'll need to keep your current tuners for analog 
content. The HDHomeRun does support both ATSC (for over-the-air) and QAM (for 
unencrypted digital cable).

Rod Smith

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