[mythtv-users] OTA/DTV tuner-card related questions, recommendations

Stephen Otto sotto at emsco.com
Thu Jan 20 21:58:22 UTC 2011

> Hey now, hold on a minute here. Does this mean that, if I use the
> Zinwell
> converter box, there'll be no need for transcoding, no matter what OTA
> stations I'm trying to record? In other words, do I understand
> correctly
> that it does the job of reducing from HD to SD for me in the case of
> those
> stations that are actually broadcasting in my area in HD? If that's the
> case, then using the converter box--even though it will involve
> figuring
> out how to get myth to interact with it--may well be the path of least
> resistance here.

That's what I said :-)

In fact if you have a composite input (in addition to the co-ax input) on
your PVR-150, you may be able to use it for both your cable connection and
the output from your gov't converter box. Still gonna have to mess with lirc

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