[mythtv-users] OK. Which Video Capture Card is the best.

Keith Vance keith at take88.com
Tue Oct 11 12:17:37 UTC 2011

Yeah, I think what happened is that I used my pcHDTV card fine about a year ago, stopped using it, Comcast junked their analog signal, and that confused me when I went back to get my mythtv setup going again.

The digital channels work OK, but the program guide is not as detailed and several channels I get on my TV don't show up on mythtv. Oh well, it appears the people are really losing the fight over fair use in a big way.

Maybe I should make a donation to EFF again.


On Oct 10, 2011, at 10:48 PM, Ben Kamen wrote:

> On 10/10/2011 7:45 PM, Keith Vance wrote:
>> On Oct 10, 2011, at 10:35 PM, Ben Kamen wrote:
>>> On 10/10/2011 7:09 PM, Keith Vance wrote:
>>>> I have been struggling to no end to get my pcHDTV HD-5500 card to function properly on Ubuntu for way too long.
>>> Odd... I have (2) 5500's and they both have worked flawlessly with LinHES (KnoppMyth) and hopefully soon CentOS
>>>> It used to work, but I can't get it back to functioning. I can get HD channels to work great, but the analog video either is complete rubbish or it's really poor quality.
>>> Is your Comcast area even still supporting Analog? (They shut it down here except for just a small handful of channels)
>> Hmm, maybe I'm confused. I need to look at my setup again.
> Also, keep in mind, the pcHDTV (IIRC) are "capture cards" in analog mode and need a lot more CPU capability vs ATSC mode (where the stream coming off is straight to disk for all intense purposes -- anyone can correct me if I have this misunderstood)...
> SOoooo.. if your CPU is pretty busy, Analog reception might suffer... but also, Comcast has pretty much been on a witch-hunt to shutdown Analog.
> Let me know if I can help somehow even though my setup is different.
>  -Ben
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