[mythtv-users] Best all around analog and clear QAM tuner

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Wed Aug 3 11:34:41 UTC 2011

On 11-08-02 09:32 AM, Aaron Klein wrote:
> I am tired of trying to get my PVR-1600 to work as it seems it has always
> required some tender loving care to work as it never seems to be fully
> supported out of the box.  I would like the ablity to tune NTSC cable
> signals as we still get analog cable in our area but also the flexability of
> tuning clear QAM signals also on the cable system.  In your views what card

Any digital tuner will work fine for the QAM and/or OTA ATSC DTV stuff.

It's the analog side that's become frustrating with the past couple
of releases of mythtv.  The software used to work okay with analog tuners,
but nowadays 0.24(+) have serious issues with most analog tuners.

I suggest you hunt down a PVR-250 card off of eBay and run with that for analog.
Those still work perfectly with mythtv.  It is also possible that the PVR-150
and PVR-500 cards (beware of the version with sucky tuners though) also still 
work.  I dunno -- have a PVR-250 here, and it works very well.


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