[mythtv-users] Is HD worth it?
dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 16:22:54 UTC 2007
> Please read the Wiki before pasting. Many of your questions can be answered
Thanks for the link Mitchell, it was informative.
It does not particularly address these questions though:
> There is another thread on HD antenna's at the moment, but what are
> you using to capture the signal? Do you use an additional antenna for
> the Air2PC unit?
> How do I know if I am within range of any OTA signals? I have found
> this page (http://www.user.dccnet.com/jonleblanc/Canada_TV_Stations/ON.html)
> which lists OTA signals for my area. I don't know if I would be able
> to pick up any additional channels from outside of the Guelph region
> (like Kitchener ~ 20 miles / 32 km away).
> What would be some other good choices I can look at to figure out what
> I might like to purchase? I have seen a lot of posts about the
> HDHomeRun (~169.00 US). I currently use a Hauppauge card to capture
> SD which does the mpg conversion automatically for me. The Air2PC
> does not, I am not sure how much impact that has on the system while
> capturing such a large stream (HD).
So at my home right now I have:
1. Rogers (cable) and might possibly get a set top box for the HD channels
- This will require QAM
2. Bell ExpressVu (satellite receiver model 3100, component and svideo outputs)
3. OTA channels (see question above for range).
- Does this require an antenna? (I think it does, but do you get one,
then test later?)
At this point I think 3 might be the priority. Which hardware would
people recommend given my choices above?
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