[mythtv-users] PCI-E Analog Card

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Jan 25 22:48:07 UTC 2010

On 01/25/2010 04:42 PM, Jonathan Larson wrote:
> Subject: [mythtv-users] PCI-E Analog Card
> My school is talking about building backend that could handle recording
> around 10 analog cable channels at a time.  When we started talking
> about it, the PVR500s seemed like our best bet, but our new Dell server
> only has PCI-E slots.
> We started looking at different cards, but a lot of them don't seem to
> be supported in Linux or maybe only the digital side is.  What we would
> really like is a dual tuner analog card, but those have started to get
> scarce so we could work with any card that took analog as long as it
> works in Linux and MythTV.
> Does anyone have any good information on which cards would be the best
> to look at?
> Thanks
> Brent
> I do something very similar where I work--except we record the lectures. We run myth on 3 Dell precision 390 boxes--they just fit in a rack shelf on their sides. Each one has 3 pci slots into which I put 3 PVR-150s. I tried PVR-500s, but the cards had tuner issues--1 card would be fine, while the other tuner had static/ghosting, etc.

Further to this Brent, the Hauppauge 1600 might do the trick. It appears 
to be a replacement for the PVR150 wrt analog: it does compression which 
you really do want!


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