[mythtv-users] New user just joined the list

Daniel L calcmandan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 03:17:51 UTC 2012

Thanks for the prompt response. Just back from a busy business trip and now
can concentrate on buying my gear. The website for quoting a rig is very
useful as I've never seen it.

I'll be back for more questions, I'm sure.

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:

> Currently, I’m absolutely willing to buy a new receiver that will work
>> with the box I build.
>> With that said, I’d like to ask if someone can throw a monetary value to
>> what I would expect to spend to get the rig going (sans roof antenna).
> I highly recommend using an HD Homerun or two as your tuners, for several
> reasons:
> 1. Can locate it near the antenna for a shorter cable path to your antenna.
> 2. Extremely well supported by linux/mythtv.  They actually contribute
> code to mythtv, they are that supportive of the product with myth.
> 3. Nearly hassle free (in my experience).
> 4. HDHomeRun app for android (ios?) makes aiming your antenna a breeze.
> 5. Can reset the device independent of the server.
> 6. Can locate the HDHR away from noisy electronics that may degrade signal.
> The only reason someone may recommend against an HDHR is that their
> tuners, like every tuner made, has weaknesses that may not make it ideal
> for some installations.  For example my first generation white HDHR has
> poor multipath rejection, so it doesn't do so well at my new house that is
> surrounded by tall trees, but was unbeatable at my old house; however I
> believe that the newer models have improved somewhat.
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