[mythtv-users] Hardware Purchase

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Tue Apr 5 16:14:24 UTC 2011

On 11-04-05 12:01 PM, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:
>> I don't know "most people", just a few with HDHRs and other tuners,
>> plus my own rather extensive setup and experience with the first two
>> generations of HDHRs and many other tuners.
> It's speculation because you're drawing conclusions based on your
> limited experience with a small set of tuners under whatever your
> particular signal conditions happen to be, under who knows what kernel
> versions for each of those tuners.

Err.. no, I'm not drawing any conclusions.
Just stating my rather extensive observations
from a large amount of experience with a reasonably
large assortment of tuners on the exact same honed setups.

This is far better than guesswork from people who's
only experience is the HDHR.

> It's dangerous because regular users who don't know any better read
> threads like this and form conclusions based on perhaps very limited
> information.

Kind of like how I got suckered into purchasing the HDHR originally.
Lots of positive reviews, but nobody actually doing a real world
comparison with other tuners under any meaningful conditions.

This ain't that!  :)

And I'm not the only person to have noticed weak sensitivity of the HDHR.
Browse through the SiliconDust forums for other people still hoping
that someday the HDHR might catch up.


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