[mythtv-users] PCI Express DVB-T card
J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Apr 28 11:31:47 UTC 2009
Roy Lofthouse wrote:
> 2009/4/28 Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net>:
>> Bill Williamson wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Phil Wild <philwild at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:philwild at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> I am going to purchase another DVB-T capture card and after checking
>>> my server last night I noticed that my only spare slot is a PCI
>>> Express slot. Looking through the wiki, I get the feeling this is not
>>> very well supported. Is there any personal experience out there that
>>> Are USB style capture devices as good as actual cards? My gut feel is
>>> that they just can not be as good given the miniaturisation etc...
>>> Your only worry with USB is whether or not it supports full multiplex
>>> grabbing. If you look at the PCI cards the chip isn't even the size of a
>>> stamp... there's no "not as good" going on.q
>> I thought I'd heard that generally the USB dongle-type capture cards
>> need a stronger signal than PCI cards. That not true?
> I've been using a hauppauge usb dual dvb-t for a few months now... no issues
> I have each input set to record two channels at once and it works fine.
> I did have to buy an attenuator as the signal was too strong rather
> than too weak.
I used a Freecom usb device for some time - date of manufacture May 2006
- but was bitten by the inadequate number of hardware filters, which
made the BBC4/BBCradio multiplex inaccessible after a channel
reorganisation. There may be the usual difficulty of knowing what
device is actually inside the package, too.
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