[mythtv-users] Myth and DTV Converter Box

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Wed Oct 8 20:01:28 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 08 October 2008 02:00:03 pm Mitch Gore wrote:
> Upgrading your tuner card will most likely be cheaper...
> I bought a air2pc off ebay.  works great:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Air2PC-ATSC-OTA-Digital-HDTV-Tuner-PCI-Card_W0QQitemZ19
> I won mine for $32 shipped.
> Compare that the converter boxes.  $20 for box (w/coupon) + ~$20 for an IR
> blaster...plus configure all that, woring about consistancy of IR blasting,
> dont bump it etc...i hope you see where this is going

Another advantage of using a digital tuner card is that it's one less 
digital-analog-digital conversion. Each such conversion reduces the quality. 
If you're more concerned about storage space, you can of course transcode 
after recording.

Rod Smith

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