[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Using a PCIe to PCI adapter with a tuner

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon May 3 16:18:08 UTC 2010

On Sunday 02 May 2010 10:12:35 pm jr wrote:
> At some point during the summer I am going to be shifting a
> FE/(slave)BE to either an Ion/Atom or Ion 2/Atom base.  Though most of
> what I record is digital, I have an PVR-150 card that I am not ready
> to abandon as of yet.  As the motherboards I see all have PCIe slots,
> I began looking for adapters and found the StarTech PCI Express to PCI
> Adapter Card.  Has anyone any experience with using this card in
> conjunction with a tuner.  Any words of wisdom?
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158165&cm_re=PCI_E
> xpress_to_PCI-_-15-158-165-_-Product

Looks like you can use only low-profile PCI cards, at least in standard cases. 
Unless your PVR-150 is a low-profile version, you may be in trouble.

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