[mythtv-users] AM2 Motherboard with PCI slots galore

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Feb 15 17:14:55 UTC 2008

Chad wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> Chad wrote:
>>  > How about good ol Hauppauge?  They have the HVR-1800 that is a hybrid
>>  > Digital/Analog card and is supposedly going to be working in 2.6.25...
>>  Hybrid units are an "either/or" proposition at this point, I think. You
>>  would have to unload modules and reload a different set to change modes.
>>  It seems to be poor economics to buy a unit and then use only half of
>>  it, but I guess the price is low enough...
>>  beww
> From what I've read, that's not true.  It's basically the same as
> having 2 different cards in your box, it's a "both at the same time"
> ordeal.  The modules are different, but that doesn't mean they both
> can't be loaded at the same time.  In addition, they are relatively
> cheap for what they offer.

OK. I was using old info, about the HD-3000 cards long ago. If the 
situation has improved that's great.

Does the 1800 have hardware compression for analog mode (obviously 
digital is already compressed).


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