[mythtv-users] Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick

Carl L. Gilbert clg-social at rigidsoftware.com
Tue May 20 04:30:44 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 19:40 -0400, Raphael wrote:

> > 
> > Well, in all honesty I don't know.  I just set it up as described in
> > my wiki page, checked the recording profile and use it to record.
> > Beyond that, it just works as I need it to - record what I tell you to
> > record, when I tell you to record it...
> > 
> > I've run MythTV since .17 and have never really cared much about how
> > it recorded this in what format, as long as 'it just works'.  Aside
> > from patching the code to allow me 2 instances of V4L settings, I
> > haven't done much customization or digging into MythTV.  I've found
> > most of the default 'technical' settings 'just work'.
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> This card has no hardware encoder in it. It simply dumps the digital 
> mpeg2 transport stream to your hard disk.
> It's really not that amazing, and not too astonishing to achieve such a 
> feat.
> I've had one running since last November. The drivers I installed don't 
> have support for analog reception. It also does not pick up QAM. This is 
> OTA ATSC only.
> Raphael
> _______________________________________________

Hmm, so what do I need with an encoder?  Since the digital signals are
in MPEG format I only need an encoder if I am watching analog?

Thanks again,

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