[mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please

Troy Goodson TroysLists at Lavabit.com
Thu Jun 4 15:52:30 UTC 2009

On Jun 4, 2009, at 5:16 AM, Larry T <larryt at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 4:39 AM, Troy Goodson  
> <TroysLists at lavabit.com> wrote:
> Capture: PCHDTV HD-5500 x2 (dual tuners)
> $227  http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_5500.html
> Why are you looking at the 2 pcHDTV cards instead of an HDHomeRun? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815327005

Honestly, when I saw it was over a network, I was concerned - an extra  
box and all. However, now that you mention it, for the price it's  
quite attractive.

OK, I'm sold!

> I have both a pcHDTV-5500 and an HDHR (and a PVR-150) and both were  
> fairly easy to configure. I have never made use of the pcHDTV-5500's  
> analog recording capability because I found it cumbersome to have to  
> record the audio stream separately. I prefer the HDHR for the ease  
> of setup and I can plug the HDHR and its associated coaxial cables  
> in a closet without the need for extra clutter by my TV. There is  
> also a good amount of cost savings for the single HDHR over the two  
> pcHDTV-5500's if all you care about is the digital recording  
> capability.
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