[mythtv-users] recommend PCI DVB-T Tuner Card?

lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com
Thu May 6 01:01:28 UTC 2010

On Thursday 06/05/2010 at 10:31 am, Ed W  wrote:
> I have one of these as a trial:
>      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001RP6YL6/ref=oss_product
>          (PEAK External Dual Channel DVB-T TV Tuner)
> Seems to be working ok and I'm going to buy 2 more and see what
> happens... I believe that this may be really saturating the USB bus, 
> but
> I am not sure what tool I can use to check that?  I don't have much 
> else
> interesting connected though

The USB bus has way more bandwidth than is needed for HD, you could 
have 4 HD tuners recording simultaneously with no problems. From 
memory, your average HD channel maxes out at 50 Mbs, even for 1080p, 
whereas USB 2.0 has 480Mbs availble.

Lindsay Mathieson
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