[mythtv-users] Half height - low profile tuner cards

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Nov 19 19:57:36 UTC 2008

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:57 AM, Todd Davis <toddhd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just recently bought a nice looking half height (low profile) case and
>> components. The tuner card however, which was advertised as half-height, but
>> was really a half height card with a full height bracket. Not fun, it
>> doesn't fit at all.
>> I saw the Hauppauge WinTV HVR2200 online. It is a true low profile card,
>> but being a WinTV, I assume it's targeted to Windows - does it work with
>> MythTV?
>> Can anyone reccomend and low profile cards that do work with MythTV? Having
>> Dual tuners and/or onboard encoding is a plus.
> Have you considered the HDHomeRun?  I know it's ATSC/QAM and not analog but
> that's going away soon.  2 tuners, external.
Have you considered using a PCI riser card? These are for cases where 
the card is fitted horizontally.

Otherwise, have you considered using a hacksaw? Just cut the backpiece 
off at the top of the card or thereabouts. If necessary, cut the off-cut 
down some more, and drill holes through the backpiece and offcut and 
bolt them together again, just shorter overall. ...(Unless there are 
outputs in the off-cut section, of course!)


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