[mythtv-users] Firewire or capture card?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Dec 25 05:25:24 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 7:11 PM, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 24 December 2009 04:29:05 pm bhaskins at chartermi.net wrote:
>> Question for anyone one the list:
>> What would be a good ( myth ), (HD) card choice for this?
>> SD capture is great off of S-video.
> The HDHomerun gets mentioned a lot, although I personally have no experience
> with it. If I were putting together a new system, I'd probably go with that.

Of course, the HDHomerun can only record unencrypted streams, and a
lot of the content you're paying for is likely encrypted.

I use a combination of HDHR and firewire capture.  I also have a
PVR-150 which I've disabled for now, but I'm planning on reconnecting
to an SD cable box.

I get a good number of failed recordings either because the HDHR
channel map is out of date or the firewire box just fails for some


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