[mythtv-users] Firewire vs HD-PVR

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Wed Oct 14 18:31:50 UTC 2009

Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> says:
> FireWire for the channels that come off the port w/o encryption, HD- 
> PVR for the rest, and yeah, they're part of a recording group. Both  
> change channels over FireWire.

Any reason for preferring FireWire over HD-PVR when both are
available? I'd think the latter would be preferred given smaller
recordings and (what I'd hope is)
indistinguishable-from-the-original-MPEG2 quality.

Frontend/backend:	P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend:		Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs:		Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories:		47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600

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