[mythtv-users] Which PVR Card

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jul 6 19:38:46 UTC 2009

On Monday 06 July 2009 13:27:33 Dewayne Scott wrote:
> For now Satellite. But I may have to factor in cable later on.

If you are taking your signals out of a satellite receiver you'll need an 
analog baseband input, either composite or S-Video.

If you want to record HD from a satellite receiver the only method is a 
Hauppauge HD-PVR-1212, the support for which is not in the released versions 
of Myth (yet).

You're not really wanting "digital" as only analog signals are available for 
recording out of a sat receiver. To record from the HDMI output you'd best be 
prepared to sell your house and/or children in order to purchase the required 

The best digital solution for cable or off-air is an HD Homerun, which can 
deal with QAM or OTA ATSC. This can't accept baseband, or analog cable 

If your cable system still has analog NTSC channels available, most any analog 
device can tune them. The PVR-150s work well if you can find one.

So look for a card that can handle composite or S-Video inputs, with perhaps 
analog cable if that's available to you.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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