[mythtv-users] Upgrading to HD

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 13:37:04 UTC 2007

> Hey everyone. I currently run 2 SD DirecTV D10's with 2 PVR-150's and things
> have been running GREAT for the past 3+ years. Well, in the past year
> DirecTV has started pushing TONS of HD channels and about a year ago I
> bought an HD TV so now I'm considering an HD upgrade for my MythTV server.
> Does anyone here use the DirecTV HD boxes with success? Also, what are some
> proven good HD tuners? I have the disk space as I have slowly grown my disks
> in my myth server to about 1.5 usable TB (400GB for the TV, 920GB for DVD's,
> 40GB slash, and 50GB music) so I'm not worried in that department... I'm
> just hoping to order a couple of HD boxes and swap my PVR-150's. Also, I use
> serial connectors to control the D-10's, what do common HD boxes use?
> Thanks everyone!
With satellite the only way to get HD to MythTV is through a hacked HD
receiver box that you can buy online for $700 to $1000. These have
firewire outputs and you use that to get the HD.


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