[mythtv-users] Dual HDTV Tuner for Australia

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Mon Sep 24 23:52:47 UTC 2007

I didn't catch the original post here, but a few of quick points.

1: If it's a DVB-t receiver, it receives both HDTV and SDTV.  They're 
both part of the digital transmission coming from the TV company.  I 
don't have any HD kit but I can quite happily record HD streams.

2: Try buying your cards from Dick Smith as they take no-questions-asked 
returns, so long as you return it in the original packaging.  Probably 
cheaper just to buy two cards rather than a specific dual-tuner model.

3: Two tuners should be plenty for free-to-air in Australia, though I 
guess it depends on your viewing habits.  Lots of stuff is repeated, so 
Myth gets quite good at re-scheduling to record the repeat to free up a 
tuner for something one-off.  Personally I have three and the third only 
really gets used to record things I never end up watching anyway -- but 
hey, if some big news event kicks off I'll have ALL the news programmes.

Rev Simon Rumble <simon at rumble.net>

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