[mythtv-users] Recommendations - WinTV-DCR-2650 vs HD Homerun Prime
eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Mar 14 15:20:07 UTC 2014
On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Philip Isaacs <showcasefloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Eric,
> I looked into the HDPVR 1212 but I wasn't sure what the advantage of it
The 1212 supports recording the analog output of a set top box. This
is the only method that allows recording high definition copy
controlled content. The 1212 also produces MPEG-4 recordings,
compared with MPEG-2 on Comcast cable, resulting in a smaller file on
disk for the same quality recording.
Getting closed captioning to work on an HDPVR is a bit tricky, though.
You'll need an additional standard definition analog recorder for
that, such as a PVR 150.
> By the way there appears to be a few different models of the HDPVR's
> that Hauppauge makes. Will any of these models work for me?
Only the 1212 (box with straight sides) has drivers for Linux. The
HDPVR-2 series (with pinched sides) is incompatible.
> Also was it difficult to configure with your MythTV box.
I'll let you know when I'm done. ;)
Kidding aside, it's not really that hard to get the basics working.
Continual tweaking for advanced features can take up arbitrary amounts
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