[mythtv-users] For HD Myth users, what is/was your cost?

Matthew Zimmerman mzimmerman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 20:56:44 UTC 2009

I think it depends on what you want to get out of it.  For me,
initially I had almost everything on hand except for a tuner card.  I
bought my first one a pchdtv-5500 for $125.

Everything else, I basically had on hand already.  A cheap antenna, an
old ~2gigahertz pc, and a small hard drive.  Since then I've been
upgrading, little pieces at a time.  First, a 360gb hd, then a
hardware encoding pvr-150, then a 1TB hd.  Then I decided to drop
cable and so my pvr150 didn't do anything anymore, so I got another
cheap ATSC card.  Then since all of my content is now HD, I eventually
got a VDPAU card which required upgrading the motherboard to one with
a PCI-E slot.

So, it's all in what you want to get out of it.  As I realized how
good Myth was, I kept wanting more.  I'm very happy with my setup the
way it is now.

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
> I am curious what the total cost is/was for you to get everything up and
> running (asides from time, which depending on whom you are may be the
> priciest...).
> So for example, an HD capture card, a capable backend, the frontend(s) of
> course, the subscription to a provider and/or an antenna-- and if an
> antenna, did you do it yourself? Order it online, buy from a shop, hire
> someone to install, etc.? Not necessarily asking for the life story but some
> brief explanation of the components as I'm really trying to get a gauge on
> what entering this arena may cost me, and whether it's /worth/ it or not...
> Thanks a lot
> Bob
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