[mythtv-users] PCI-E Analog Card

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Sun Jan 24 23:24:53 UTC 2010

Brent Norris wrote:
> What I really need right now is what type of card should I be looking 
> at for best support in this PCI-e system that I will be working with 
> at the start.

Looking over the linuxtv.org wiki, your requirements narrows down your 
choice to one offering, the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800, which has analog 
and digital tuner capabilities, the analog portion is supported in 
Linux, and it has built-in MPEG2 encoding for analog sources, so your 
CPU doesn't have to do it.  But you'd need 10 of them, since it only has 
one analog tuner per card.

But because it also has a digital tuner built in, if your cable company 
goes purely digital, you won't need to buy new hardware.

You may want to do some Googling to make sure people's experience with 
the card in Linux with analog tuning is favorable.  I've never used the 
card myself.

Good luck!
-- Kevin

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