[mythtv-users] TIVO and cablecard ?

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 18:10:04 UTC 2010


On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Brian Phillips <brian.phillips at gmx.net>wrote:

> Jerry Rubinow wrote:
> > If you are recording the output of the STB, you can record a single
> > channel at a time.  If you have N STBs, you can record N channels at
> > once, as long as you have N tuners.  That is, you'll need a tuner for
> > each STB for simultaneous recording.
>
> For nomenclature's sake, this should be rephrased to:
>
> "If you have N STBs, you can record N channels at once, as long as you have
> N _capture devices_."
>
> In this case, capture devices would be an encoder or firewire port.
>
> The word "tuner" implies that the device "tunes" to a frequency.  With the
> case of a STB, the STB is doing the tuning and just outputting the result.
>
>
You're right of course, I was being sloppy with my terminology.  What you
said is what I meant.

Thanks,
Jerry
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