[mythtv-users] experience with HD Homerun in Australia

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Fri Jun 12 04:43:01 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Phil Wild <philwild at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just wanted to post some positive comments in case anyone else is
> considering one of these.
> I purchased a unit from JB HiFi on Wednesday. The sticker price was
> $299 but I asked the sales assistant if he could do better and he gave
> it to me for $250.
> I currently have a Hauppauge NovaT-500 in my setup running mythbuntu
> with JYA's packages installed.
> I downloaded JYA's source packages and added the patches that provide
> multiplexed recordings and recompiled. All went very well.
> Once everything was installed, it was very easy to set up and
> everything worked without issue.
> Interestingly, with the NovaT, the best possible signal strength I
> could achieve was 83-90% (with direct line of sight to the antennas)
> and I used to get the occasional pixelated frame every now and again.
> With the HomeRun, signal strength across the board went to 100% and in
> an hour of watching, there were no pixelated frames (might just be
> spot luck - I can report more after more time spent in front of the
> system).
> Just thought I would pass on my experience so far.... Very happy and
> well worth the extra $50 over the NovaT....
Perhaps now that it's out of the computer case there's no random EM noise?
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