[mythtv-users] USB tuner with svideo input?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 05:48:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:
>> 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 :)

Hi Robin

1. How does DVB-S give you the option of a terrestrial station?

2. As I live near you (I think), tell me more about this station?

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