[mythtv-users] capture card

sharifah ummu kulthum kulthum91 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 14:12:52 UTC 2010


i cannot receive any TV signal for the moment. i am using kworld usb 303u
and my PC does not detect the device

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> On Thursday 04 February 2010 06:55:16 am Nick Morrott wrote:
> > On 4 February 2010 10:01, sharifah ummu kulthum <kulthum91 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > hi guys
> > >
> > > its me again. how many capture card do i need for my myth to be able to
> > > watch tv and record shows simultaneously?
> >
> > To answer this question for your specific stuation, please tell us how
> > are you receiving your TV signal at the moment. In general, the
> > ability to watch TV and record simultaneously will require two
> > physical tuners. It is possible to buy cards that contain multiple
> > tuners (i.e. the newer Hauppauge HVR hybrid cards, or the older Nova-T
> > 500 (DVB-T) or PVR-500 (analog hw MPEG-2 cards).
> >
> > In some circumstances (i.e. you are using DVB/ATSC digital tuners that
> > support multirec) it may be possible to watch TV and record multiple
> > channels from a single physical tuner. However, it is very unlikely
> > (although not impossible depending on your TV service) to be able to
> > do this for all of the channels you can receive, so 2 physical tuners
> > is usually the minimum requirement.
>
> Agreed, though Myth has changed my personal definition of "watch TV".
>
> Since very little of my TV "watching" is live anymore, I might argue that a
> single tuner is sufficient to "watch TV" and record a program
> simultaneously.
>
> Since the OP almost certainly meant "watch live TV", then your answer is
> correct.
>
> My first Myth system had 4 capture devices, 2 connected to cable and 2 to
> satellite receivers. I have since decided that was overkill, since almost
> all
> the programming on cable can be found on satellite.
>
> About the only live TV I watch anymore is an hour or so of news in the
> morning, though lately I think that a news show recorded the previous day,
> or
> even the previous week or month, would be pretty much the same as the live
> show.
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