[mythtv-users] Hardware Purchase

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Tue Apr 5 13:51:42 UTC 2011

On 11-04-05 09:32 AM, Greg Hormann wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:
>> On 11-04-03 11:09 PM, Greg Hormann wrote:
>>> WinTV-HVR1600 -- Version 1199.  This version *appears* supported now,
>>> blaster may not work.
>> Analog TV audio may also not work, or may work intermittently.
> Thanks to everyone who replied.  I am going to pick up a HDHomeRun and
> see which Digital Cable changes are available.  If nothing else, I can
> still pull the over-the-air stations with it.  Most of the major ones
> are available that way as well.

If you want OTA, then the HDHomeRun is one of the poorest tuners out there
for sensitivity of weaker stations.  Even the HVR-1600 beats it by a fair margin.

It's fine with strong locals, though.

For OTA DTV, I generally recommend internal tuner cards when possible,
and HVR-950Q USB sticks for external tuners.  Heck, a pair of 950Qs
are even cheaper than an HDHR3, and are much, much better tuners than
the HDHR.  Dunno about comparison with the HDHR3 though; nobody has done
a proper head-to-head trial there yet.


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