[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR: Photos and link to pre-order

Preston Crow pc-mythtv07a at crowcastle.net
Fri Apr 4 17:39:28 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 13:26 -0400, Ryan Steffes wrote:
> At the very lowest end, it could supplement a mythbox by serving as a
> pseudo-slave back end, recording stuff and then dumping it into the mythtv
> system in a number of ways.  That's without assuming it's got any kind of
> firewire support and you just use an IR blaster and some scripts to tell it
> when to record what, and then scheduling it to play back into your system.
> If there's any kind of decent support for transferring the files off of it,
> there's a lot more potential.  I'm not seeing a firewire port or ethernet
> jack though.

Unless I've missed something, this is a fairly simple device.

It digitizes component input.
It compresses it.
It sends it to the computer (via USB).

It also has a IR blaster, controlled by the same USB connection.

There is no storage, apart from some minimal internal buffering.

Myth should support this like any other USB tuner, probably using an
external channel changer.  Presumably the protocol will be a bit
different from other USB tuners, requiring some specific code to support
it, but hopefully nothing terribly complicated.

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