[mythtv-users] Which tuner card to get?

kim Gross kgross at jensalt.com
Wed Sep 19 22:07:59 UTC 2007

Mathias Gibbens wrote:
> Hi list,
>   I'm looking for a digital tuner card for my Linux system. This is my 
> first attempt at setting up TV on a computer, so thanks in advance for 
> your patience. I'm looking for a card that can receive digital OTA 
> channels, both SD and HD. I've looked at the pcHDTV 5500, and there 
> are mixed reviews. Some love it and others report problems receiving 
> channels. What's worked well for people on this list? I want to get a 
> good, solid PCI card receiver, and not an external one like the 
> HDHomeRun. Thanks for your help!
> Mathias

First I would suggest a HDhomerun even though you said you did not want 
it.  After that.  A good inexpensive card is the Avermedia AVerTVHD MCE 
A180  I have one and it seems to work very well and I got it off of ebay 
for less than $50.


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