[mythtv-users] Design a low cost, dual tuner, one box solution.

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Wed Jul 14 16:08:07 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Greg Cope <gregcope at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Idon't know about Dual Tuner Mini PCI cards but as far as I know,
>> DVB-T USB Sticks work quite well, and could be added as needed.
> I use hypauage (sp)

Hauppauge.  I used to live a stone's throw from there and I still have
to think twice about how to spell it.

> dual runner USB stick and it works fine for dvb (uk)
> running 2 virtual tuners per physical for a total of 4.  Works well, use
> less power than pci.  You get a remote and the only issue is the cabling
> (USB and two aerial cables).  Minor issue is that the remote sensor is on
> the USB stick so this need to hiden yet in view.

That doesn't really satisfy the original request:

  Consumer type 'one box' product, can't have lots of bits and
  extraneous wires hanging off it.

I think the pertinent questions to Another Silly Name are:

  1. How many units are you looking to build?
  2. If this is for charity, will assembly labor be available for no cost?

If you have sufficient donated labor, such that you can afford to
spend 2-3 man-hours per unit, you can do a lot of things to mount
these USB tuners internally into a case in such a way that all that's
visible from the back of the unit is a single coax connector and the
ir receiver is still visible from a window in the front.


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