[mythtv-users] Is the hpHDTV 5500 right for me?

Brent Bolin brent.bolin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 14:51:34 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Bob Cunningham <FlyMyPG at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/23/2010 02:58 PM, Henry Hartley wrote:
>> Bob Cunningham wrote:
>>> I decided to go with USB tuners for several reasons.  First, there is the
>>> flexibility: I can move tuners between my FE/BE and BE as needed without
>>> opening any cases.  Also, it is much easier to run a USB cable to a PC than
>>> bulky stiff coax!  And I can grab a tuner when I occasionally want to use
>>> one with my laptop.
>> Are you willing to recommend any specific USB tuner(s), assuming I want to
>> receive an ATSC signal from my antenna? I'd prefer something simple to set
>> up, obviously, but I'm willing to tinker.
> My main USB tuner right now is the HVR-950Q.  Visit the MythTV wiki and the
> archives for this list to learn more about other USB tuners (some of which
> may be better than the HVR-950Q).
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That was my first tuner.  Used it with Vista and BeyondTV.

It stuttered a lot.  With both QAM and OTA recordings.  Since then I
have moved completely away from any win* alturnitive and use MythTV.

I also prefer to have my tuners on the backend.  Inside my Mythtv
server to avoid clutter.

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