[mythtv-users] USB tuner with svideo input?

Devin Heitmueller dheitmueller at kernellabs.com
Wed Sep 14 12:16:22 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 5:55 AM, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:
> Any idea what the difference is between the HVR-1900 and the HVR-900 as
> I'm in PAL country (NZ) and the 900 is available here but not the 1900.
> Also, any idea is the mpeg2 encoding of the analog input(s) is done in
> hardware or software?

The key difference between the 900 and 1900 is the 1900 has an onboard
hardware MPEG encoder.  Also, it is highly unlikely that any version
of the 900 you can buy today will work under Linux (there have been
multiple revisions of the hardware and the currently sold version
isn't supported).

In other words, the 1900 is really your only option (the MythTV
developers strongly discourage users from using devices without a
hardware MPEG encoder anyway).


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs

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