[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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