[mythtv-users] Hardware Purchase

john.baab at gmail.com john.baab at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 22:28:11 UTC 2011

> At least in the United States, the vast majority of people are going
> to be hooking their tuner to the analog output of a cable box - even
> more so as DTAs proceed to lock down more and more channels.
> I don't dispute that the HDHR does have some advantages if you're
> talking about OTA, but if you are trying to capture via cable (which
> accounts for somewhere between 70-90% of users in the United States),
> then you're going to need a solution that involves analog.
> In other words, people like to say "analog is dead", but in fact it is
> far from it.

I agree, but if you want HD and not SD then a combination of HDHR and
HD-PVR should give you complete coverage.  He already has the HD-PVR
listed, so the HDHR may be a better choice.

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