[mythtv-users] Digital Tuner cards WAS Re: Hauppauge Win-TV 878/9 (???)

CHRIS KOTTING ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 27 12:53:51 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:11:20 +0000, Nick Morrott wrote
> <snip>
> If you want to add more capture cards to your system in the future,
> hardware capture cards (Hauppauge PVR 150/500) and digital (ATSC/DVB)
> tuner cards - which encode video on the capture card, and demodulate
> the RF signal into a bitstream, respectively - allow for multiple
> additional cards with only a minimal increase in CPU load.

Along this line, I'm looking to add Digital and HD recording capability to 
my Myth box, and I'd rather keep the additional load on the CPU low (i.e. 
I'd like to not have to upgrade the whole system if I can help it).

Is there any available list of Digital/HD tuner cards that encode in 
hardware?  I've been perusing the various manufacturer websites, and have 
seen almost no mention of this, and nothing that clearly states "hardware 

I'm guessing that it is either because they all do, or because none (that I 
have looked at) do.

Sorry for the "newb-ish" question, but I <am> a newbie at the whole 
digital/HD thing.

Chris K.

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