[mythtv-users] USB tuner with svideo input?

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Thu Sep 15 01:58:55 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

Provided all the parts of the HVR-1900 work (i.e. both analog and DVB-T)
then I think I'll go for one.

Mind you, if I happen across a card that also does DVB-S then that gives
me an option for the new local terrestrial amateur TV station on 1.3GHz :)


Robin Gilks

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