[mythtv-users] Does Hauppaugh HVR 2250 work with Myth

Raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 23:27:35 UTC 2008

Paulin wrote:
> Raphael,
> Thanks for the information.   I'm still learning all of this stuff (well 
> outside my knowledge range :)
> Anyway I pretty much have the most basic Comcast stuff so those channels 
> will be fine for me.  It sounds like they are encrypting the extended 
> basic packages (and up).  I pretty much only watch FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS.
> I was just reading the Wikipedia page on DTV and I get the SDTV, EDTV, 
> HDTV concepts a little bit better (clear as mud).  So if 
> no conversion is need because it's in MPEG already then I will probably 
> look at getting the pcHDTV card (http://www.pchdtv.com/) and a 
> WINTV-HVR-1250.
> There isn't any issue with mixing cards right?  The reason I can't go 
> with two 1250 because I only have 1 PCIe slot which is what the 1250 
> appears to support.  Any other recommendations.
> And thanks for all the help.  It is greatly appreciated.
> Steve  

The PCHDTV cards seem to be pretty good according to the wiki. There is 
a page that lists several different cards here: 
It's not exhaustive though and sometimes the same category of 
information can be spread around the wiki so you might find more.

Mixing cards is no problem. I have an HVR1250 and a pinnacle HD pro 
stick (usb tuner) for digital tuners, for instance, along with a PVR-150 
for analog in the same machine. As long as it works in linux and myth it 
shouldn't be a problem to mix and match.
Good luck!

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