[mythtv-users] W.O.W. commits to unencrypted QAM digital basic

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Apr 8 10:13:56 UTC 2011

On 07/04/11 19:57, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:33 AM, Brian J. Murrell<brian at interlinx.bc.ca>  wrote:
>> Uhm, since its only SD isn't an HDHomerun (~$200) overkill?  I use an
>> HVR-950Q (~$75) to capture SD clearqam just fine.
> As others have pointed out, they are both approximately cost
> equivalent on a per-tuner basis.
> That aside, your statement "since its only SD isn't an HDHomerun
> overkill" is kind of meaningless. Since digital is digital (no matter
> whether SD or HD) there's no point in getting a better device for any
> particular quality of broadcast. You choose which one to buy merely
> based off of its price, features, and functionality. For instance, one
> may have a better tuner than the other, which may affect your decision
> if you have a poor signal to deal with or something, but that has
> nothing to with SD vs HD.
You're exactly right - unless you have the situation we have in the UK where HD 
transmissions will be on DVB-T2, not DVB-T, thus requiring new tuner cards/devices.


Mike Perkins

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