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

CHRIS KOTTING ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 27 13:04:40 UTC 2007

DOH!  Ignore me.  I just found it on the Wiki.

However if there's useful discussino to be had, please proceed.

Chris K.

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 06:53:51 -0600, CHRIS KOTTING wrote
> 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 encoding".
> 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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